Toyota teases new hardcore GR Yaris super-hatch

Toyota is set to switch up the wick of its rally-bred GR Yaris hot hatch with a more centered variation at this year’s Tokyo Car Salon on fourteen January. 

The brand describes the new product as a ‘fully tuned’ variation of its homologation distinctive, confirming speculation that a more strong GR Yaris is in the is effective, while it is unclear irrespective of whether it will be a stand-on your own product or just a tuning offer for recent homeowners. Toyota has released a teaser graphic of what we can anticipate.

The uprated GR Yaris will be markedly more intense than the conventional product. At the entrance, further aero fins will be equipped to lessen entrance finish carry at velocity, and there could be a deeper, more menacing grille design and style, while this is complicated to select out from the teaser shot. A substantial minimize out in the bonnet hints that a more highly effective variation of the GR Yaris’s one.6-litre 3-cylinder turbo motor is lurking beneath, demanding more cooling ability.

Somewhere else, the facet sills seem to be tweaked from the conventional variation, enabling improved airflow along the car’s flanks. But the key addition is a substantial, ‘swan neck’ rear wing, which is prime-mounted to present smoother airflow along its base area. 

Presented that it is a ‘fully tuned’ variant, we anticipate a healthier electricity boost about the foundation car’s 257bhp and 360Nm outputs. To include the more grunt, a more intense chassis set-up is envisioned, along with a recalibration of the GR Yaris’s four-wheel-generate program.

Together with the tuned GR Yaris, Toyota will expose a further motorsport-impressed generation at Tokyo upcoming week – a GR GT3 idea car that signifies Toyota’s “continuing perform to make at any time-improved automobiles bred from motorsport”. The GR GT3 racer is a entrance-engined racer created for just one of the most competitive motorsport classes on the world.

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