But the best is hidden under the hood … The Yaris GRMN (for Gazoo Racing Master of Nürburgring, Gazoo Racing being the sports department of Toyota) is indeed animated by a 4-cylinder 1.8 compressor, developing a power of 210 hp. This is the same engine as the Lotus Elise, which is originally a Toyota block.
As a result, the car benefits from a supercharged engine by compressor. It is a 1.8 liter four-cylinder engine developing more than 210 horsepower. Its power is transmitted to the front wheels via a six-speed mechanical transmission. The suspension of the Yaris has also been revisited while a Torsen limited slip differential and high performance sport brakes have been grafted.
We can say that it is good to see that the manufacturers return, if they have never abandoned, the category of sports city. Indeed, it had been more than 6 years since Toyota had deserted the niche. His return promises great fights with the tenors of the category. And the solutions adopted by Toyota could well indeed pay off in terms of performance and accreditation. We will also see for noise.
Announced as the lightest in its class, the Yaris GRMN is expected to establish a benchmark performance in the segment with 0 to 100 km / h felled in less than 6.5 seconds. Meanwhile, the first public appearance of the GRMN falls in any case just a few days before the first victory of a Yaris WRC on the occasion of the Swedish round of the championship.