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Some cool facts about the 2023 GR Corolla

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Been doing a lot of reading on the GR Corolla this weekend and here are some cool facts I've gathered.

Feel free to add if you guys find anything else.
  • The wheels are produced by Enkei Corporation.
  • It's build on the GA-C platform which is shared by the Toyota Prius and Lexus UX.
  • The rear hatch area is 2.4" wider than a normal Corolla hatch.
  • It's 1.5" longer than a normal Corolla hatch.
  • Shares the same 1.6-liter three cylinder engine found in the Yaris GR.
  • The battery was moved to the rear to provide better weight distribution.
  • There's an option for heated steering wheel and seats.
  • It has a manual parking brake instead of an electronic one.
  • The front head lamps are unique to the GR Corolla, not found on other Corolla models.
  • The launch edition (Circuit Edition) will have a "Morizo" (Akio Toyoda's racing name) engraving on the shift knob.
  • It has Toyota's iMT - automatic rev-matching which can be enabled or disabled.
  • It will be offered in two trims, Core (standard) and Circuit (limited edition).
  • It's 1.6L, 3-cylinder direct/port injected turbo engine delivers 300 hp and 273 pound-feet of torque.
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Great list
 

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  • GR Corolla only weighs 99 pounds more than a fully loaded Corolla XSE Apex Edition.
  • To handle the rigors of racing and high-performance driving, the body was stiffened and more weld points were used.
  • The GR uses the same basic front strut and rear multilink suspension as the standard Corolla, but it is fortified with track-tuned springs, shock absorbers, and stabilizer bars.
  • The Circuit Edition features suede-trimmed seats with red accents, and it adds red trim details to the door handles, center console, steering wheel, and side air vents.
  • It comes with automatic climate control, one-touch up/down power windows, and heated seats and steering wheel.
  • The GR Corolla uses a version of the engine used in the GR Yaris in other markets, the turbocharged G16E-GTS. It is a small engine, with just 1.6 liters of displacement from a three-cylinder block. But motorsports-honed techniques squeeze 300 horsepower from it.
  • There is no automatic transmission offered.
  • The GR Corolla also includes blind spot warning, lane departure warning, lane keeping assist, adaptive cruise control, and rear cross traffic warning. The rear seat reminder is door activated; if the rear door is opened within 10 minutes of a trip, the driver will be reminded to check the back seat when the car is turned off.
  • The GR Corolla comes with a one-year trial subscription to Toyota Safety Connect, a telematics service that can summon emergency assistance automatically or at the press of a button, and serve as a stolen vehicle locator.
 

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Good stuff rooSTer
 

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Some good info from this video.
View: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ACxNuAPyws0

  • 349 new welds were added to the GR Corolla to make the chassis stiffer.
  • 2.7 meters of structural adhesive were added.
  • Curb weight is 3249 lbs.
  • The wing on the Circuit Edition is still a prototype, the final design may change.
  • The pistons on the GR Corolla is slightly stronger than the GR Yaris.
  • The center exhaust pipe was added for better airflow over the GR Yaris.
  • The center valve is always open at idle.
  • The underside of the GR Corolla is mostly flat to reduce lift.
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