It’s done: the KW Clubsport 3-way coilover for the Toyota GR Yaris is now available and our “Nürburgring comrade Misha Charoudin” is already very excited.
Raeder Motorsport in Meuspath recently installed one of the first KW Clubsport 3-way coilovers for the Toyota GR Yaris.
Not a single day has gone by in recent months without one or the other GR Yaris pre-purchasers asking for a KW Clubsport coilover here in Fichtenberg.
Toyota’s new homologation model for the World Rally Championship is in some ways out of step with the zeitgeist of the automotive industry. Whereas other manufacturers are pushing ahead with electromobility, the Japanese impress us with a three-door all-wheel-drive that celebrates Toyota’s many decades of rally history from the very first kilometers.
The driving powers of the compact four-wheel-drive vehicle can be managed in a ratio of 60:40, 50:50, or 30:70. The gear is changed with a six-speed manual transmission and the three-cylinder turbocharged engine with a cubic capacity of 1.6 liters mobilizes 261 hp.
Misha couldn’t wait to finally unleash the GR Yaris with the KW Clubsport coilover kit.
The unibal top mounts of the KW Clubsport coilover, which are milled from solid aluminum, allow the camber and the backlash (caster) on the front axle to be set more aggressively if desired.
The KW Clubsport 3-way coilover for the Toyota GR Yaris also gives the freedom to adjust a stepless lowering. According to technical approvements, a stepless lowering from 25 to 45 millimeters can be selected on the front and rear axles. But on the Nürburgring Nordschleife, the “lowest gear” is not required…
KW automotive develops and manufactures various dampers and complete suspensions for numerous car manufacturer customer racing programs.
For example, all Toyota GR Supra GT4 are homologated with a KW Competition racing suspension. KW Clubsport suspensions also have a damper and adjustment technology from the world of motorsports.
In the KW Clubsport 3-way coilover for the GR Yaris, the valve technology is somewhat different in comparison to, for example, a KW Clubsport 3-way coilover for the BMW M2. The adjustable low-speed and high-speed compression valves are attached to the side of the stainless steel struts and rear axle dampers.
The low-speed excitations, which are generated for example by steering and braking, can be adjusted directly on the KW Clubsport strut and rear axle damper with 13 clicks using the purple adjustment wheel. Separately, the high-speed compression forces can be adjusted with 14 clicks via the golden wheel.
Typical high-speed excitations for the damper are driving over bumps, curbs or transverse joints. The rebound, which among other things also influences the suspension’s de-compression, is adjusted directly on the piston rod with 16 clicks on the KW Clubsport coilover.
While the purple wheel on the rear axle damper is firmly integrated onto the piston rod, the wheel on the front axle is inserted into the piston rod for adjustment.
KW Clubsport 3-way coilovers are ideal for track day enthusiasts who would like to regularly drive a Toyota GR Yaris that is close to standard. Unlike motorsport suspensions, our Clubsport suspensions come with a technical parts approval (TÜV) – so you also can ride with your Clubsport kit in Germany on public roads.
In comparison to our road focused suspensions from the Street Performance program, the Clubsport suspensions are optimized for track day use.
They also have a firmer layout (different valve spring rates, piston rods, main springs, …) in order to perform at their best on racetracks with close to standard cars.
With the adjustable multi-valve damper technology of a Clubsport coilover, it is nevertheless uncomplicated to adjust the setup of the suspension to a road set-up. If needed, you’d easily be able to drive home from the Nürburgring Nordschleife, for example, to Munich via the highway.
So to speak, the KW Clubsport coilovers are suitable for all track day enthusiasts who also want to use their “track car” in everyday life …