The new 2020 Toyota GR Yaris is definitely catching our attention. This new rally car for the street is equipped with an R5 qualifying, very light 1.6-litre 3cyl turbo engine producing 257bhp capable of launching this little beast to 60mph in just 5.5 seconds. The Toyota engineers have got it right, fitting the new Yaris with a six-speed manual transmission paired to an AWD system which if in sport mode, will send 70 per cent of power to the rear and 30 per cent to the front. 0-60 happens in a claimed 5.5 seconds while it keeps on pulling to 143mph. Oh yes, this will get us petrolheads pretty excited!

As soon as I saw this car, it reminded me of the dominating Audi quattro, with its tuned down for the street rally car pedigree, wide wheel arches and a turbocharged engine it’s a thing of the past.

What are your opinions? Has Toyota just created a legend?

Written by Theo Georgiou.

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