The GR Yaris is a truly exceptional car as is, but the three-cylinder subcompact’s potential is massive. Tuners have already reached 473 horsepower from the 1.6-liter motor’s stock internals, after all. It seems Toyota is ready to jump in the make-the-GR-Yaris-faster game with its own entry, teasing a “fully tuned” GR Yaris concept for next weekend’s Tokyo Auto Salon.
Is this the even more aggressive GR Yaris variant Toyota tested at the Nurburgring back in June? Possibly. The company’s release refers to it only as “the fully tuned mode for the GR Yaris,” but the teaser photo shows a faint outline of the more aggressive front and rear aerodynamic elements shown on the test car last summer. This particular car also seems to have added a massive hood indent, a fitting hallmark of a top-of-the-line rally homologation special.
For the full story, check out this article from Road & Track.