Watch the Toyota GR Yaris going flat out on winding roads
What a machine!
At a time when CO2 hunting is done with assassin taxes, the Toyota GR Yaris has arrived out of the blue! Completely unreasonable and therefore indispensable, the little Japanese hot hatch smell like the GTIs of the 1980s where simplicity rhymed with excessive pleasure.
It must be said that technically speaking, the GR Yaris seems out of place compared to current trends. To tell the truth, only its three-cylinder engine allows it to maintain a certain decorum because for the rest, the city car displays completely crazy characteristics!
Check it out: the 1.6-litre three-cylinder develops a colossal 261 PS and 360 Nm of torque. That's good but it's even better if there's a manual gearbox, isn't it? Good news, it is standard on the GR Yaris! It also has four-wheel drive, a rarity among city cars.
With a length of only 3.99 m, the GR Yaris remains a ballerina with 1280 kg on the scale. Thanks to such characteristics, it does 0 to 60 mph in just 5.5 s. But this is not the main point of this GR Yaris. No, the latter prefers the small winding country roads which are by far its favorite playground!
Very dynamic and no less playful, the little Japanese car likes to go drifting as soon as you provoke it a little bit. Any driver, excuse me, any pilot, can then take himself for Sebastien Loeb at the first corner. Just look at the video of corners cz to understand what we are talking about.