TOYOTA has lastly ripped the covers off some of the extremely anticipated efficiency automobiles in recent times, the GR Yaris, alongside with all the technical knowledge revealing how a lot punch the recent hatch upstart will pack.
Starting with such a small platform, it is sensible Toyota fitted the GR Yaris with a small engine – a turbocharged 1.6-litre petrol three-cylinder – however there’s nothing small about its energy outputs – 200kW of energy and 370Nm of torque.
Delivering its energy to all 4 wheels by way of a six-speed guide transmission, Toyota says the hyperactive little engine can slingshot the automotive from Zero-100km/h in lower than 5.5 seconds earlier than happening to an electronically restricted prime velocity of 230km/h.
According to Toyota Australia gross sales and advertising vice chairman Sean Hanley, the GR Yaris attracts on the model’s wealthy sportscar heritage together with the Toyota 800, 2000GT, Celica, Supra, Corolla AE86, MR2 and extra just lately 86.
“The GR Yaris is an exciting, well-rounded vehicle that exemplifies Toyota’s commitment to producing ever-better cars, offering compelling performance that will appeal to a broad range of enthusiasts,” he stated.
“It is a rally car for the road that pushes vehicle performance to the limit and will enhance the image of the Toyota and Yaris brands,” he stated.
Weighing in at 1280kg, the GR Yaris boasts a power-to-weight ratio of 6.4kg/kW and was developed by Toyota Gazoo Racing (TGR) and Tommi Mäkinen Racing, the Japanese big’s WRC associate.
Measuring in at slightly below four-metres lengthy and 1.8m large, the automotive rides on a mix of Macpherson strut (entrance) and double wishbone (rear) suspension with 18-inch wheels clad in sticky 225/40 Dunlop SP Sport MAXX050 tyres.
Braking duties come courtesy of four-pot callipers up entrance gripping 356mm ventilated discs whereas a twin-piston set-up grabs 297mm rear discs – additionally ventilated.
Sporting a decrease roofline (91mm decrease), large monitor, greater intakes, flared wheel arches, distinctive spoiler and twin exhaust ideas, the physique has been made utilizing carbon-fibre polymer and aluminium whereas the platform and aforementioned suspension is all-new.
Drivers will have the ability to select from three distinct driver modes which alter the default entrance and rear torque cut up of the AWD system – 60:40 in Normal, 30:70 in Sport and 50:50 in Track.
To improve driver security and maximise efficiency nevertheless, the system will routinely modify the distribution in response to the driving force’s inputs, car behaviour and street or monitor circumstances.
According to Toyota, the GR Yaris will seem on Aussie soil “late this year… positioned at the top of the new-generation Yaris range that will launch locally within five months”.
Local pricing might be revealed nearer to the automotive’s launch date.