In the world of modification, the desire to look different and more attractive is the initial reason for making changes to your favorite car. Including for a sporty sedan which actually already has an attractive appearance. Still the desire to […]
In the world of modification, the desire to look different and more attractive is the initial reason for making changes to your favorite car. Including for a sporty sedan which actually already has an attractive appearance. Still the desire to be more “stand out” made the decision to modify the vehicle.
We buy junk cars is also what Hendra Wijaya did in changing his favorite Honda Civic Turbo. The goal is to make the sedan look fresher even though the standard form is already sporty.
“This car actually looks good, but because it wants to look different and more handsome, then some changes need to be made,” said Hendra.
In the sector of the legs such as the rims, suspension and big brake kit (BBK) were also changed to maximize driving safety. Hendra also did an ECU Remap to improve the performance of the Civic’s 1.5 Turbo engine, although there is no information on how much power it produces. He also added a body kit, as well as carbon fiber in some parts.
The most attractive to the naked eye, this Civic Turbo gets an additional body kit with large air holes on the hood that is striking. The rear has a large spoiler that makes this sedan look very sporty.
“I custom my body, the suspension uses AirBFT air suspension, exhaust uses ORD, BBK uses HSR. For the legs, the rims use HSR Forged which can be customized according to the wishes and also the shape of the car,” said Hendra.
Further about the custom rims, HSR, which is a domestic rim manufacturer, opens up opportunities for car owners to have rims with their own designs and colors. Orders can be made at HSR including for sizes that make the car look more attractive.
Some of these changes made Hendra feel quite satisfied with the results obtained in his favorite car. Although not divulging how much capital came out to modify this sedan, in the future the desire to make changes will still exist.
“The display is okay, the legs are safe, the suspension is comfortable, the performance is upgraded. I’m satisfied, but if asked if there are additional modification plans there must be. For now the GT 01 is comfortable for daily use. Maybe in the future we will modify the interior,” said Hendra. (Sta/Raju)
Honda Civic Sedan modification data:
1. Rim HSR RFG GT-01: Ring 20×10-11 Hole 5X114.3 ET-20/-30 Color Orange Brush
2. Car Tires: Front Accelera PHI 245 30 ZR20, Rear Accelera PHI 255 30 ZR20
3. Bodykit: Custom GT-01
4. Suspension: AirsusAirBFT
5. Exhaust: ORD Exhaust
6. Brake: HSR Big Brake Kit
7. Engine: Remap ECU
Get to know the difference between the Toyota GR Yaris and the Yaris GR Sport
During the last Gaikindo Indonesia International Auto Show (GIIAS) 2021, the Toyota booth became a conversation. Especially with the presence of the Toyota GR Yaris and the GR Sport version. But there are still a lot of misconceptions about the two. Some call it the Yaris GR and equate it with the GR Yaris. The two vehicles were indeed at the Toyota booth.
The name is just back and forth, between the GR and Yaris. But did you know that the two vehicles are different models. Both from the exterior, interior specifications and also the performance figures are much different.
In order not to be mistaken, let’s discuss what is the difference between the two models, namely the Toyota GR Yaris and the Yaris GR Sport. The first thing we can see is the appearance of the exterior of the two which look very different. The Toyota GR Yaris design really refers to the specifications used in the World Rally Championship (WRC) while the Toyota Yaris GR Sport is the latest variant of the second generation Yaris that uses an additional kit with a sporty look a la Gazoo Racing. It used to be Toyota’s TRD version.
In the Toyota GR Yaris, the design is made with a two-door display in accordance with the WRC racing specifications, while the Toyota Yaris GR Sport uses a four-door configuration similar to the appearance on the Yaris in general. On the other hand, the exterior design of the Toyota GR Yaris is also made very thick with aerodynamic lines and a wider rear wheel circumference, while the Yaris GR Sport variant is more formal with a touch of Gazoo Racing in some corners.
In addition, the Toyota GR Yaris also has a much more compact length compared to the Toyota Yaris GR Sport. On paper, the Toyota GR Yaris measures 3,995 mm in length, 1,805 mm in width and 1,460 mm in height, meanwhile, the Toyota Yaris GR Sport measures 4,145 mm in length and 1,500 mm in height. While the wheelbase offered on the Yaris GR Sport is also shorter at 2,550 mm and the Toyota GR Yaris is slightly longer with 2,558 mm.
Another difference is that the Toyota GR Yaris, which is produced exclusively in Japan, already uses the Toyota New Global Architecture (TNGA) platform which provides a more dynamic driving experience and a lighter vehicle weight. Meanwhile, the Toyota Yaris GR Sport uses the same platform as the second generation Yaris and is intended for everyday and more formal driving.
Elsewhere, the Toyota GR Yaris uses aluminum for the hood, trunk and door panels. In addition, the roof of the vehicle uses a carbon fiber reinforced plastic material using the compound molding method.
In addition to the exterior appearance, the two models also have differences in the cabin space. The racing-oriented Toyota GR Yaris features an interior dominated by black leather. In other parts such as the accelerator pedal, brakes and clutch using aluminum material to give a more sporty feel.
While the Toyota Yaris GR Sport features a brighter cabin feel with leather and fabric materials throughout the seats. For entertainment services, the Toyota GR Yaris uses a 7-inch touch screen and a 4.2-inch TFT cluster meter screen.
Another difference is in the engine and drive specifications applied to the two models. The Toyota GR Yaris is equipped with a 1600 cc turbo direct-injection 3-cylinder engine that produces a maximum power of 268 hp and a peak torque of 370 Nm. The engine is mated to a 6-speed manual transmission and functions to transmit power to all the wheels.
Meanwhile, the Toyota Yaris GR Sport uses a 4-cylinder 1,500 cc DOHC, Dual VVT-I engine that produces a maximum power of 105 hp and a torque kick of 140 Nm. The engine is mated to two choices of 7-speed automatic and manual transmissions.