Yaris WRC parody “Hybrid” rally video is fun


The World Rally Championship has an extremely passionate fan base. You have to really love rally to wake up at an unholy hour of the day to travel to the most remote parts of the world just to get a glimpse of a WRC car flying through the air.

Some people, like the folks who run Canto’s Passats YouTube channel, are so dedicated to rallying that they’ve turned an old Yaris into a ridiculous WRC replica, complete with fake lights, a glued widebody kit, and a “hybrid system.” .

In a video posted to Canto’s Passats channel earlier this month, we are treated to what is perhaps the most dedicated and hilarious tribute to the 2022 WRC season. The car in question, an early 2000s Toyota hatch, has been fitted with a bunch of homemade mods that help it look like Toyota’s new hybrid rally hatch, right down to the camo livery in the colors of Gas00. There are batteries in the trunk that we’re not sure we can power anything with, and cardboard pontoons. It’s perfect.

Once the car has rolled out of its garage, a barn in the woods, we’re treated to seven straight minutes of high-speed rally action, complete with exhaust notes dubbed the real Yaris WRC car. And just because that modest hatch doesn’t have long-travel suspension or all-wheel drive doesn’t mean it can’t work. He’s capable of pulling dozens of high-speed slides and impressive jumps for the camera, likely to the detriment of all his worn bushings.

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