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Toyota introduces Gazoo Racing upgrades for GR Yaris


No changes were made to the drivetrain of the GR Yaris, and its 1.6-liter 3-cylinder turbo gasoline engine still delivers 257 hp and 360 Nm

Toyota unveiled the performance-focused GR Yaris earlier this year at Tokyo Auto Salon 2020, and the hot hatch received high praise for its impressive performance specs, as well as for being offered with a manual transmission and an all-. Wheel drive configuration.

Now the Japanese automaker has introduced a number of visual improvements as well as a performance upgrade for the hatchback, which was jointly developed with the Gazoo Racing division. Talking about the only performance upgrade first, you get a front strut turret that also doubles as a visual enhancement thanks to its red borders that blend with the red markings on the engine cover.

The visual changes include a massive diffuser on the front bumper, glossy black side skirts and a new diffuser at the rear, which is equipped with four exhaust outlets. Visually, Toyota has tried to give the GR Yaris a lower stance with these parts, and it should also be noted that these visual improvements cost around 12mm of ground clearance.


In addition, upgrades for the GR Yaris also include body stripes, tire valve caps and carbon fiber license plates. In the interior, the car has unique floor mats, a luggage compartment mat and carbon interior panels on the dashboard and door panels.

No changes were made to the 1.6-liter 3-cylinder turbo gasoline engine of the GR Yaris, which continues to deliver 257 hp maximum power and a maximum torque of 360 Nm for the Euro model. From now on this engine is the most powerful 3-cylinder engine in the world. The car is equipped with four-wheel drive, and the transmission tasks are taken over by a six-speed manual transmission as standard. The GR Yaris is also equipped with two Torsen limited-slip differentials.


The hot hatch can sprint from 0 to 100 km / h in less than 5.5 seconds, but its top speed has been electrically limited to 230 km / h. In the European markets, the GR Yaris competes against the VW Golf GTI, Golf R, Hyundai i30 N and Subaru WRX STI.

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