Specs on the new Toyota GR Corolla leaked Thursday ahead of its world wide unveiling, and though the Toyota website webpage that inadvertently went up has been taken down, nothing at all is at any time truly purged from the net. And however for Toyota, the firm can not even lay blame for this a person at the toes of a digital bandit. This simply call arrived from inside the proverbial setting up.
The page was archived in ye olde wayback machine, but loading it there is a little bit clunky. The over confirms past leaks that indicated a 300-horsepower motor mated to an all-wheel push method and a 6-speed handbook transmission. This from the organization that also just introduced a new V8-driven compact activity sedan. Whoever had “niche Toyota overall performance cars and trucks” on their bingo playing cards for the 2020s really should be screaming from the back row ideal about now.
The AWD process just isn’t the most sturdy we’ve ever observed, but the typical 50/50 front/rear torque bias can flex up to 70% of that rearward for much more tail-satisfied shenanigans, and it can be outfitted with Torsen limited-slip differentials in both the entrance and rear. It could not be the holy grail of torque vectoring, but that seems like a heck of a whole lot of enjoyable. Toyota says the 1.6-liter motor also generates 273 pound-ft of torque, so there’s plenty of it to go all over — virtually.
Like you (probably, it’s possible we never know your daily life), we skipped the prospect to peep the embedded press launch just before Toyota pulled it trying to observe that backlink on the archived page is fruitless. But we won’t have to wait substantially lengthier for additional specs the debut is tonight (Thursday, 3/31/2022) at 9:30 p.m. EDT.
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