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    If this rumor is true, I don't expect Auris.. It's an old model already. Maybe that is just a pick of that magazine to have a picture there.

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    Please Please Please Please Please Please Please Please Please Please Please Please Please Please let this be so!

    I think we all want this to happen. I know I do. Not that im a huge Toyota fan or anything, but for the sake of the sport I love a manufacturer with the pedigree and history is required. Toyota fit that bill perfectly.

    As for that idea of Subaru and Mitsubishi sitting and waiting for the right moment... I got the impression that Mitsubishi dont have the money for a full WRC return, but Subaru might, assuming that the see a need to market their cars in the same fashion again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by grugsticles
    Please Please Please Please Please Please Please Please Please Please Please Please Please Please let this be so!

    I think we all want this to happen. I know I do. Not that im a huge Toyota fan or anything, but for the sake of the sport I love a manufacturer with the pedigree and history is required. Toyota fit that bill perfectly.

    As for that idea of Subaru and Mitsubishi sitting and waiting for the right moment... I got the impression that Mitsubishi dont have the money for a full WRC return, but Subaru might, assuming that the see a need to market their cars in the same fashion again.
    Fully agreed with all of that

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    Saab will not happen I am affraid. Spyker bought Saab with loaned money and money from the Saab dealers. They cannot afford a million euro WRC project.
    R.I.P. all WRC heroes

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    Quote Originally Posted by alleskids
    Saab will not happen I am affraid. Spyker bought Saab with loaned money and money from the Saab dealers. They cannot afford a million euro WRC project.
    Think you might be correct, seems more of a publicity stunt for the 9-1 car. Unless of course somebody else is going to underwrite the costs for them. And I suspect to build and develop a car will cost somewhat more than €1m. But we'll see.

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    things are looking good for the future indeed...with 4 manufacturers almost certain for the new decade of our sport we only have good times ahead of us.
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    It might just be a publicity stunt but if they are using the floorpan and the engine from the mini surely this reduces development costs considerably. Saab might enter as a manufacturer team but with the make up of a private team. This approach might just suit Spyker.

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    While I really hope all these stories are true, call me cynical, isn’t it funny they’re all happening at the same time? I hope they’re not all put out by NorthOne.
    However;

    Ford,
    Citroen,
    Mini,
    Toyota,
    VW,
    Saab,

    With maybe 2-4 factory seats per team, thing could be looking up.
    WRC: On the long way to Recovery............
    Is there a better sound than that of Porsche engined Flat-6 ???

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    what of the purius for toyota wrc?
    :smokin: "position no good but very enjoy" japaneese driver at end of safari rally

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    No chance. Too big, couldn't use Synergy drive so utterly pointless
    :champion: WRC3 championship, WRC4 championship, WRC4 PCWRC, WRC4 ERC
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