The Toyota GR Yaris is one of the best hot hatches to arrive in ages. The great reputation is resulting in high demand, and a seller in Wiltshire, England, is hoping there's someone so desperate to own the rally-inspired model to pay a hefty premium.
The seller's asking price is £42,500, whereas this one with the optional Circuit Pack would retail for £33,495. The extra £9,005 is like charging a buyer for the privilege of getting hold of this in-demand car.
Gallery: 2020 Toyota GR Yaris
According to the seller, this GR Yaris has "70 delivery miles." It wears the colour Precious Black.
The Circuit Pack equips the GR Yaris with front and rear Torsen limited-slip differentials, rather than the open differentials without this option pack. It also has a revised suspension and 18-inch BBS forged wheels, instead of the stock cast pieces.
The GR Yaris in Europe has a 1.6-litre three-cylinder engine that makes 257 bhp (192 kilowatts) and 266 pound-feet (360 Newton-metres). The only gearbox choice is a six-speed manual. This setup is enough for the hot hatch to reach 62 miles per hour (100 kilometres per hour) in 5.5 seconds (or maybe quicker) and an electronically limited top speed of 143 mph (230 kph).
Toyota keeps the weight down to 1,280 kilograms (2,822 pounds) through lightweight measures like significant use of carbon fibre and aluminium. The roofline is also 3.6 inches (91 millimetres) lower than a normal Yaris.
Is a GR Yaris worth £42,500? We really can't say. However, if you're willing to pay such a high premium for the hot hatch, do the research to shop around and make sure whether there is a better deal out there.
Source: The Hairpin Company via Pistonheads, via Car Scoops