• Nov 3rd 2011 at 8:27AM
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Toyota tucked its Yaris B-Spec Club Racer amongst a flotilla of pickups at SEMA 2011. The slammed hatch is set to compete in the SCCA B-Spec class with BMX guru Jamie Bestwick behind the wheel. The race-ready Yaris was built by SportsCar Magazine and features a stripped-out interior and an Autopower Industries eight-point SCCA roll cage for less weight and greater driver safety. OMP supplied the complete fire suppression system as well as a six-point racing harness and a WRC-style steering wheel.

A Cusco Zero-3 suspension gives the hatch greater grip and Cusco center-lock pillow ball upper mounts provide greater rigidity and less suspension flex than the stock components. Enkei 15-inch wheels shod in Hoosier racing tires help keep the car stuck to the tarmac as well.

SportsCar Magazine gave the Yaris B-Spec Club Racer a little nudge in power as well thanks to an AEM series 2 engine management system, a Beta Motorsports cat-back exhaust and a custom tune by Church automotive testing.

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      • 3 Years Ago
      I like it. Sound be fun to drive. I forget where I think Japan, but there are actually races that are filled with nothing but Yaris cars
        • 3 Years Ago
        As Hashiryu wrote, the Vitz Races (5 series) really exist in Japan since 2000. It is the successor of the “Starlet Cup Series”, started in 1980 or 1981, which was the first one-make racing in Japan. Following to its big success, Mazda, Honda, VW, Lotus…etc.have begun their one-make racing. And there will be a « 6 hours Endurance Race at Fujispeedway » on Sunday December 11. :) http://www.fsw.tv/freepage/550/
      • 3 Years Ago
      This car looks like a lot of fun. Short wheel base, couple hundred horses, and lightweight works out to a great time on the track. It's to bad there's a bunch of meat heads that think you can only have fun with 1000 hp rwd skjhftbs.
      • 3 Years Ago
      hahahahahahahaha EWW
      • 3 Years Ago
      Having a safety cage inside the a car that small, any car in fact, does not make it safer - in fact usually it makes it more dangerous. To properly utilize a cage, it should be welded into the chassis at pivotal point, or using a metal vertebrae kit. Otherwise it's just a fancy looking addition that has little use. Hopefully this one is welded in.
        • 3 Years Ago
        Don't worry! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kN9jwp7VfVw&hd=1
      Love Great Danes
      • 3 Years Ago
      so you pull the yellow ring in the front bumper and hear a cow moo? or a rooster crow? or a pig oink
      • 3 Years Ago
      A guy brought his yaris race car to willow springs but it was more badass than this. It had no dashboard and a digital race tachometer.
      Karl T
      • 3 Years Ago
      Will probably be like when Neons hit. We used to joke they reproduced overnight in the paddock.
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