Toyota teases new hardcore GR Yaris super-hatch

Toyota is established to switch up the wick of its rally-bred GR Yaris very hot hatch with a a lot more targeted edition at this year’s Tokyo Auto Salon on fourteen January. 

The brand describes the new product as a ‘fully tuned’ edition of its homologation special, confirming speculation that a a lot more powerful GR Yaris is in the works, though it’s unclear whether it will be a stand-on your own product or merely a tuning offer for recent owners. Toyota has introduced a teaser impression of what we can expect.

The uprated GR Yaris will be markedly a lot more aggressive than the normal product. At the entrance, further aero fins will be fitted to decrease entrance conclusion raise at pace, and there could be a deeper, a lot more menacing grille design and style, though this is hard to select out from the teaser shot. A significant minimize out in the bonnet hints that a a lot more highly effective edition of the GR Yaris’s 1.six-litre 3-cylinder turbo motor is lurking beneath, demanding further cooling capacity.

Elsewhere, the aspect sills glimpse to be tweaked from the normal edition, enabling far better airflow together the car’s flanks. But the crucial addition is a significant, ‘swan neck’ rear wing, which is prime-mounted to give smoother airflow together its base surface. 

Specified that it’s a ‘fully tuned’ variant, we expect a healthy electricity raise above the foundation car’s 257bhp and 360Nm outputs. To comprise the further grunt, a a lot more aggressive chassis established-up is expected, together with a recalibration of the GR Yaris’s 4-wheel-drive technique.

Along with the tuned GR Yaris, Toyota will reveal a further motorsport-influenced generation at Tokyo subsequent 7 days – a GR GT3 thought car that signifies Toyota’s “continuing operate to produce at any time-far better cars bred from motorsport”. The GR GT3 racer is a entrance-engined racer intended for a single of the most competitive motorsport classes on the world.

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