I've only seen one GR Yaris on the road. A red one, and it did a multiple overtake on a stretch of road that the driver clearly knew very well. I was coming the other way in the M3, the Yaris driver had the move done swiftly and safely well before he or she would have caused me to slow down.
Most drivers on today's roads would have still beeped their horns or flashed their lights or made the coffee beans gesture though. How dare someone overtake anyone, ever!
Mine certainly won't get a GR git plate but it will get the H20 git plate that is currently on retention, having been removed from the GT4 when I sold it last July.
Last Edit: Apr 21, 2021 21:36:09 GMT by Stuntman: edited for gender neutrality!
Maybe it’s because I am getting old and am slightly behind the times, but when I was a kid, anything that could reach 100mph in 10 seconds was otherworldly and that is still my benchmark that separates very quick cars from very fast ones.
V10 M5 and the XFR are 10 second cars, so a standard Golf R with a smidge over 300 bhp putting in similar times seems like witchcraft.
Those Golf times do seem crazy - its so easy to boost press cars with turbo engines, then again it might be a case like many Japanese cars used to have of VW not wanting to claim the full stable for PR reasons. The latter seems unlikely these days.
I had many, many drags from 60-100 in my last XFR vs a Mk7 "R" on the M11 late one night as trucks cleared the outside lane in a 2 lane part, and utterly blew it away, with ease. We tried it both ways around - the Golf driver seemed to think that repeated attempts might change the laws of physics and the first 3 (!) times he was weaving in my boot like an utter wanker as if I (not the truck ahead of me) was the issue then seemed incredibly surprised when I blew him away, only to repeat it when I reached the next truck... When I let him lead I could pass him again without using full revs.
0-30 times are hugely improved on modern cars though, with the transmissions, electronics, and even tyres. 30-70 was always the time I was most interested in, but its not reported enough for me to remember the times these days. I find that 0-60 times of these modern 4WD cars are a very poor indicator of what the car will feel like on the road, where personally the higher speed acceleration is more interesting to me than blasting off from a standstill...