We know the GR Yaris is rapid, but a brand new Sport Auto video displays it can hang with the most popular hatches
Regular readers will know that will we’re big fans from the new Toyota GR Yaris . The level of engineering that entered it is incredible and it does not share many parts in any way with the grocery-getter Yaris . It is a bargain at £30, 000 if you can find one for this price.
It’s seemingly made for the winding British B-road however it turns out it’s pretty amazing around the world’s most fearsome race circuit too. Sports activity Auto has taken the GR Yaris around the Nurburgring , and found it combined the last-generation Honda Civic Kind R towards the second. Same track, exact same driver.
The FK2 Civic Type Ur brought 306bhp and front-wheel drive to a bundle that made one of the most intense hot hatches of the time. This didn’t feel a million mls away from Honda’s Civic Type L touring car racer , and the newer FK8 only packed an extra 10bhp. The GR Yaris makes do with 50bhp less, but has 4×4 for extra traction.
Toyota hasn’t supplied its own Nurburgring panel time, but Sport Auto’s is very impressive – their particular driver Christian Gebhardt had taken just 8 minutes fourteen seconds to complete a full lap of the German mega-circuit, not even bridge-to-gantry. From the video clip, it’s clear just how amazing the brakes are on the particular GR Yaris, especially provided its short wheelbase. Actually it just makes all of us want another go in this.
There are currently a lot of aftermarket options for the particular GR Yaris, like Litchfield tuning, TOM’s body kit and Cuzco’s 2JZ-swapped racer. As a result, we don’t think this is actually the fastest that a GR Yaris will ever lap the particular Nurburgring…