Toyota Yaris GR: our exclusive photos at the Sophia Antipolis design studio – Autonews

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A worthy heir to the world of rallying cars, WRC in the lead, the Toyota GR Yaris is nothing but a monster of ultra-compact power and performance. Under its hood, a 261 hp engine is simply associated with a 6-speed manual gearbox, in a vehicle weighing around 1,280 kg empty! Enough to guarantee thrills for the lucky occupants of this Japanese city car with hormones, which was developed by Gazoo Racing, the sports branch of Toyota.

A rally car on the road

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Toyota GR Yaris | Our photos of the Japanese bombinette

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Even at a standstill, the Toyota GR Yaris impresses. Its visual aggressiveness at the front and the width of its hips at the rear promise outstanding performance for a vehicle of this size. Thus adorned, the Japanese city car takes the opposite of its wise hybrid cousin, offering comfort, silence and fuel savings. Aboard the GR Yaris, it's a different atmosphere, which encourages you to look for power in the laps and the best speed in cornering. The four-wheel drive of the beast is powered by a 1.6 turbo engine with 261 hp and 360 Nm of torque. The latter can also vary between the front and the rear from 60/40 to 30/70 depending on the driving mode chosen. The result is clear: acceleration from 0 to 100 km / h takes less than 5.5 seconds and the top speed is limited to 230 km / h.

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