NEW Toyota GR Yaris! Incredible Homologation Rally Car

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I feel like I've been waiting to experience the Toyota GR Yaris ever since rumours of the car started to circulate a few years ago. Thanks to Toyota UK, I finally got my chance.

When Toyota announced its return to the World Rally Championship in 2015, the concept of building a rally-inspired sports car was part of the plan. The vision was to take technical knowledge and experience from the highest level of international competition and apply them to a new road car that is also suitable for competition driving, and an affordable proposition
for customers.

GR Yaris is built on a unique platform, combining Toyota’s new GA-B platform (which debuted on the new generation Yaris hatchback) and a rear section adapted from the GA-C platform used for the Corolla and C-HR models. The rally team emphasised the importance of light weight and this is reflected in the use of aluminium body panels and a forged carbon
composite roof in the body structure, and scrutiny of how weight could be reduced in parts throughout the car.

The engine is also all-new, a 1.6-litre, three-cylinder turbocharged unit. It is the world’s most powerful three-cylinder engine and also the smallest and lightest 1.6 turbo. Producing 257bhp/192kW and 360 Nm of torque, it complies with WRC2 technical regulations and can launch GR Yaris from rest to 62mph in just 5.5 seconds, and on to an electronically limited
top speed of 143mph. Its construction makes use of features derived directly from motor sport, including a ball bearing turbocharger, large-diameter exhaust valves and multi-jet oil piston cooling.

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