Lets say you want a car that is powerful and capable of enduring the harsh conditions of rally events, whilst also being capable of getting you and your group of friends from point A to point B. Under normal circumstances, I’d suggest maybe a Lan Evo or an Impreza from the early 90’s, but due to their prices being inflated as we speak due to people on the Internet hyping them up, buying one would probably cause an average person to get into a crippling financial debt. An alternative? How about a car that has all the characteristics mentioned above but better and far more affordable? Introducing the GR Yaris, a hot-hatch produced by Toyota that turned your everyday grocery getter, the Yaris, into a WRC winning machine, the GR Yaris. Although at first glance it may look like your modern, everyday econobox, equipped with a turbocharged 1.6l 3-cylinder engine, underestimating it would make you look like an idiot. That 3-cylinder is capable of producing 268hp for god’s sake. And this thing’s fast too, capable of doing 0-100km/h in under 5.5 seconds and an unfortunately limited top speed of 230km/h. Some say if you tuned it to remove the limiter, you could raise that top speed to an astonishing 260km/h, that’s faster then a MK4 Supra. Fast? Yes. Economical? Yes. Reliable? Yes. Design? YES. In a nutshell, if you ever wanted a powerful rally car and a reliable car in one package and have a budget, the GR Yaris is for you.
Published on October 09, 2021