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TOSCO to Gazoo - A Brief History of Toyota's Racing Division

TOSCO to Gazoo - A Brief History of Toyota’s Racing Division

From the very first Round Australia Rally in 1957 to the very latest 2022 GR Corolla, here’s a brief look into Toyota’s rich and inspiring racing history

The humble Japanese automaker Toyota, commonly associated with beige-looking Camrys and Prius jokes is not as humble as one might think. Toyota holds quite a few bringing rights, including the title of the world’s largest automaker. Despite the company’s current success, its journey in motorsports and its history with performance cars has been quite the uphill battle. So, let’s take a look at Toyota’s inspiring journey that has given rise to some of the most memorable cars.

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Is The Fast And The Furious Eclipse Faster Than The Supra?

Is The Fast And The Furious Eclipse Faster Than The Supra?

This was a very different kind of drag race, and since we never got to see it for real, the virtual world has the answer

Have you wondered which one of these Fast and Furious cars is faster in a standing one-mile drag race? Since we never really got to see that for real, YouTuber Ericship111 put together this race in the Virtual world i.e on Forza Horizon 6.

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Toyota GR Corolla Leaked Hours Before Its Official Debut

Toyota GR Corolla Leaked Hours Before Its Official Debut

The GR Corolla is seen in all its glory, and we also have some scoop on the powertrain specs, and exterior bits and bobs

At the time of penning this piece, we’re just hours away from the GR Corolla’s debut. But, as is with most of the new launches, the car gets leaked right before the debut. Countless examples come to mind, but for now, let’s stick to the topic at hand – the GR Corolla. This Japanese hot hatch has been leaked right before its official launch, and we have the pics right here, courtesy of grcorollaforum.com

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2022 Toyota GR Supra GT4 "50 Edition"

2022 Toyota GR Supra GT4 "50 Edition"

It marks building the 50th unit GT4 in a very special way

Back in 2019, Toyota launched the GR Supra GT4 Concept at the Geneva Motor Show. Shortly after, Toyota Gazoo Racing revealed the production version Supra GT4, and as of 2020, it was available to order. It can be raced in GT4 championships, and from the 250 races entered, 37 customers were actually able to take the highest place on the podium, which means the little racer is actually quite successful.

Until now, Gazoo Racing built a total of 49 copies of the special Supra GT4 race car. The 50th of them, however, is quite special! It is named Supra GT4 Edition 50, and unfortunately, it is still a race car.

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Toyota's Greatest Rally Cars Get Shamed By a Toyota RAV4 With An Engine Swap

Toyota’s Greatest Rally Cars Get Shamed By a Toyota RAV4 With An Engine Swap

A Toyota RAV4 with a GT Four engine swap gives the GR Yaris and the Celica GT Four more than a run for their money

After sitting on the bench for the better part of two decades, Toyota finally has a full lineup of exciting performance models, on offer. One of the biggest surprises is the Toyota GR Yaris, which is a modern-day, homologation, rally car. In order to find out just how fast it is, Officially Gassed pits the GR Yaris against a mildly modified Toyota Celica GT Four and a Toyota RAV4 with a peculiar engine swap. The results are shocking.

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A Dodge Challenger Might Be Intimidating, But Not To This Toyota Supra GR

A Dodge Challenger Might Be Intimidating, But Not To This Toyota Supra GR

Watch the Toyota Supra GR beat the living daylights out of the Dodge Challenger on the drag strip

‘Sam CarLegion’ uploaded another drag race video on his YouTube channel, this time involving a Toyota Supra GR and a Dodge Challenger R/T. It isn’t exactly a fair race, to begin with. We do know the Supra would beat the muscle car even on a limp, but such dominance wasn’t expected. Take a look at it yourself:

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Watch Three Toyota Gazoo Racing Cars Step Up Their Game In Straight-Line Races

Watch Three Toyota Gazoo Racing Cars Step Up Their Game In Straight-Line Races

It’s a 2022 GR Hybrid Corolla vs a 2021 GR Corolla vs a 1986 Corolla AE86 go up against each other on the drag strip

Mat Watson from ‘Carwow’ got three Gazoo Racing race cars to the drag strip for a series of races. The three cars were a 2021 Toyota GR Corolla British Touring car, a 2022 Toyota GR Corolla Touring car, and an old-school 1986 Toyota Corolla AE86. These racing cars are a different breed and aren’t your typical quarter-mile cars. But, the team here decided to put them on the drag strip and see how they perform.

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Can The Toyota GR Supra Shame The Mercedes-AMG C63 S In A Drag Race?

Can The Toyota GR Supra Shame The Mercedes-AMG C63 S In A Drag Race?

The Toyota GR Supra is known to punch above its weight, but the Mercedes AMG C63 S packs a lot of grunt - will it prove too much for the Supra?

Lately, it seems like it’s Toyota GR Supra against the world, as the car is constantly being pitted against other, more powerful vehicles. What’s impressive is that the Supra tends to come out on top, even when pitted against V-8-powered vehicles. Speaking of V-8s, YouTube channel Sam CarLegion has managed to secure a Mercedes AMG C63 S Coupe in order to go up against the GR Supra. Will it win or will it become part of the statistics?

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These 10 Fast ‘Fuel-Powered' Pickup Trucks Shouldn't Be Forgotten When Electric Trucks Take Over

These 10 Fast ‘Fuel-Powered’ Pickup Trucks Shouldn’t Be Forgotten When Electric Trucks Take Over

Here are 10 fast non-electric pickup trucks that we’ve seen over the years

We talk about how the upcoming electric pickup trucks are fast and heavy on performance. Trucks like the Tesla Cybertruck, the Rivian R1T, the GMC Hummer EV, etc. are all quicker than some of the famous supercars of this era. Although internal combustion-engined trucks aren’t known to be ‘fast’, there are a handful of them that could are quite agile. Doug DeMuro decided to list 10 such cool fast trucks, and we agree with every entry on this list.

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Your Dreams Of Owning A Toyota GR Super Sport Just Went Up in Flames…Literally

Your Dreams Of Owning A Toyota GR Super Sport Just Went Up in Flames…Literally

One explosive crash may have sealed the casket on the Road-Legal Toyota GR Super Sport Hypercar

In mid-2018 we learned that Toyota was planning a road-going hypercar to complement its WEC racer and, a few months later, we laid eyes on the concept for the first time. Toyota has apparently been hard at work, and even revealed a camouflaged prototype earlier in 2021, but all of that may have been for nothing if the newest report coming out of Japan is correct. In short, the road-going GR Super Sport has been canceled after a horrendous crash and burn during testing.

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Toyota TS010 Was a Group C Car That Could Break Your Ribs

Toyota TS010 Was a Group C Car That Could Break Your Ribs

The Story of Andy Wallace and the rib-breaking Toyota TS010

Throughout the years, automotive history has recorded many worthy achievements. Some of them praise the car, others praise the driver, and sometimes both. This was exactly the case with British racing driver Andy Wallace and the Toyota TS010, both of which literally share blood…or cracked bones. The most fanatic of car enthusiasts find some romantic aspect about a car that can hurt you, but was it really the car, the racetrack, or a combination of both that resulted in the incident?

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The Hydrogen-Powered Toyota Corolla Endurance Racer Sounds Pretty Good

The Hydrogen-Powered Toyota Corolla Endurance Racer Sounds Pretty Good

This is the soundgasm we need heading into the future

The internal combustion engines are on the verge of getting knocked off into oblivion, but that doesn’t mean electrification is the only way to go. A lot of automakers are fighting to keep them alive for as long as possible before euthanizing them. Toyota is one of them, and it recently gave us a preview of the hydrogen-powered version of the GR Yaris’ engine. The automaker plonked it into a Corolla hatch and released a video of how it sounds. If this doesn’t give you the chills, we don’t know what will.

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Watch the Toyota GR Yaris Get Beat On in First Real Test

Watch the Toyota GR Yaris Get Beat On in First Real Test

Now that’s how you’re supposed to drive a rally-ready GR Yaris

Ever since its debut, the GR Yaris has been putting a lot of smiles on a lot of faces, mostly those of the car journos that had the chance to sample the feisty hot hatch. But the time has come for Toyota’s pocket-rocket to go rallying and looking at this video, it really seems up to the challenge.

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