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Old 10-27-2011, 07:15 PM   #1
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Cool New Yaris race car

http://pressroom.toyota.com/releases...club+racer.htm

October 27, 2011
2011 SEMA Show: Toyota Yaris B-Spec Club Racer
The 2011 SEMA Show will feature the debut of the Toyota Yaris B-Spec Club Racer at a press conference in the Toyota exhibit in Nov. 1 at 10 a.m. Pacific Time. It is the first race car built for competition in the U.S. from the next-generation 2012 Yaris SE.

The Yaris Club racer will compete in the SCCA B-spec class race category in 2012 with Action Sports Star and BMX legend Jamie Bestwick behind the wheel aiming to qualify for and compete in the 2012 SCCA National Championship Runoffs, held at the famed Road America circuit in Elkhart Lake, Wis. The seven-time X Games champion and former Dew Tour Athlete of the year will be on hand to talk about the Yaris B-Spec Club Racer at a Toyota press conference.

The Yaris B-Spec Club Racer was built by SportsCar Magazine utilizing an all-new second-generation Yaris SE three-door hatchback. It demonstrates how the all-new Yaris offers a cost friendly avenue for amateur racers eager to gain experience in SCCA wheel-to-wheel racing. The Yaris B-Spec Club Racer’s livery also pays homage to Toyota’s 1998 LeMans pole-winning GT-One race car, as Toyota celebrates it return to the famed racing series next year.

With the right size for drivers who need an agile and functional vehicle, the all-new 2012 Toyota Yaris Liftback features sporty styling, outstanding safety features and improved fuel economy.

The all-new Yaris features a remarkable attention to detail in the design and engineering of the vehicle. From its smart, interior design and quiet, refined passenger cabin to its responsive driving dynamics, the 2012 Yaris answers car-shoppers’ demands for a no-compromise vehicle.

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TOYOTA YARIS CLUB B-SPEC CLUB RACER FEATURES

EXTERIOR
- Toyota Le Mans GT-One inspired graphics
- OMP tow hooks

INTERIOR
- Autopower Industries 8-point SCCA-spec roll cage
- Autopower window net
- OMP AFFF 2.8L fire system
- OMP HTE FIA race seat
- OMP 805 6-point FIA harness
- OMP WRC steering wheel
- RLC Racing Track Commander data acquisition system

TIRES/WHEELS
- Hoosier Racing Tire A6 P205/50ZR15
- Enkei RPF1 15x7

SUSPENSION
- Cusco Zero-3 Series Suspension kit
- Cusco Center Lock Pillowball Upper Mounts

BRAKES
- Pagid RS29 brake pads

POWERTRAIN
- Toyota 1NZ-FE 1.5 liter with VVT-i
- AEM Performance Electronics EMS Series 2
- Beta Motorsports cat-back exhaust
- Church Automotive Testing custom tune
- Joe Gibbs Driven XP1 Racing Oil
- Joe Gibbs Driven Super Speedway Gear oil
- K&N air filter
- K&N oil filter

CONTRIBUTORS AND SUPPLIERS
- AEM Performance Electronics: aemelectronics.com
- Autopower: autopowerindustries.com
- Beta Motorsports: betamotorsports.com
- Church Automotive Testing: (310) 518-4966
- Cusco: cusco.co.jp/en
- Enkei: enkei.com
- Garage Graffix: garagegraffix.com
- Hiro’s Auto Repair: hiros-auto.com
- Hoosier Racing Tire: hoosiertire.com
- Joe Gibbs Driven: joegibbsdriven.com
- K&N Filters: knfilters.com
- OMP: ompamerica.com
- Pagid: braketechnology.com
- RLC Racing: rlcracing.com
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Old 10-27-2011, 07:33 PM   #2
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hey at least you know what to do with the engine, and you'll enjoy the upgraded brakes!
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Old 10-27-2011, 07:38 PM   #3
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hey at least you know what to do with the engine, and you'll enjoy the upgraded brakes!
Yeah... You know even after your proof a press release, marketing guys have a knack for inserting incorrect things. The car is an L (3-door) with drum rears. No matter, the rear brakes are just along for the ride - we still have the original OE rear shoes on the H Prod car after two seasons. The wheel stand from SEMA last year said our car was a 5-door.
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Old 10-27-2011, 08:24 PM   #4
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LOL that sucks. demand SE brakes and rear axle!
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Old 10-28-2011, 01:29 PM   #5
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The link now includes pics.

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Old 10-28-2011, 01:45 PM   #6
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For those that don't recognize it, we again chose to pay tribute to a past Toyota racing car, the Le Mans GT-One entry.

Interestingly, this was done with no knowledge of Toyota's plans to return to Le Mans, merely a nice coincidence - or as we like to think, we inspired them.

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Old 10-28-2011, 08:16 PM   #7
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Old 10-28-2011, 08:17 PM   #8
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What's the British flag detail about?
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Old 10-28-2011, 09:05 PM   #9
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What's the British flag detail about?
Bestwick is a Brit.

http://jamiebestwick.com/?page_id=2
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Old 10-28-2011, 10:00 PM   #10
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Really good looking car, really nice paint scheme. I'm still looking for my first Yaris, but this gives me some great ideas. One question though, does this car have a STAR system delete, so the electronic grannies don't interfer with the track performance?
Oh yeah and will these same mods work with the older cars as well?

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Old 10-29-2011, 12:31 AM   #11
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Nice!! I mite still them graphics though lol......'cept in silver not white
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Old 10-31-2011, 07:14 PM   #12
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While waiting in the Vegas airport for the rest of my party I get a phone call.... Mr. Bestwick has just seen his new ride in person, and loves it. :)
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Old 10-31-2011, 08:06 PM   #13
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Old 10-31-2011, 08:08 PM   #14
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hmmmmm I think I found the sticker job I want on my car too good luck with the new car!
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Old 11-02-2011, 01:41 PM   #15
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Glad to be back from the show. We had a great time hanging out with Jamie, he is super excited to go racing. We are going to get him out some time in Jan for a test day in his new car.
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Old 11-02-2011, 01:48 PM   #16
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The car is an L (3-door) with drum rears.
There isn't a single SE manual in California. Toyota's site says they make one, but you can't "build your car" with it.
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There isn't a single SE manual in California. Toyota's site says they make one, but you can't "build your car" with it.
They should be here eventually. When we picked out this car it was one of only six new cars in the states, and it was the only manual - kind of made it an non-choice.
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Old 11-02-2011, 04:26 PM   #18
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That does look pretty bad ass. I also like the interiors in these new ones a lot more.
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