Those who think the starry tag of Nurburgring can sell anything they are on the right side with Toyota. Unveiled online some days back, now the company has brought in flesh the Corolla ESport Nurburgring Edition at Bangkok Auto Show 2015. This car is not technically lumped with advancements, but since the suspensions are tweaked for better handling the automaker thought of dipping it deep in the roots of motorsports on nomenclature.
On the cosmetic front, Corolla ESport holds a decal of 24h Nurburgring on front fender, new LED lights and racy tweaks on front bumper. The designers have used side skirts, rear diffuser, and spoiler with 17-inch alloy wheels to comment the rest of changes. Moved inside, this is no more the same boring Toyota Corolla. The cabin now flourishes black leather seats, red accents on door trims and dashboard, and red stitches running across.
That’s all to say, but continuing further in technical, engine bay find the same 1.8-liter engine of 141bhp and 177Nm of torque mated to a CVT, and earned “paddle shifters” behind the steering that raised our eyebrows like the standards of Toyota for this Corolla.
Though, no other market is announced of receiving it, we believe the Bangkok may remain the only to revive the spirit of Nurburgring in Asia under the title of Toyota.