The new Toyota GR Yaris is a homologation rally special, built from the ground up to win WRC races. This road legal rally car has 257 bhp and 265 lb-ft of torque from the worlds most power dense 3-cylinder engine. The punchy unit and four-wheel drive together enable the GR Yaris to reach 62 mph from rest in just 5.5 seconds. Top speed is an electronically limited 142 mph and it picks apart a country road like you wouldn't believe!
Journalists and YouTubers alike wax on about how great this little Toyota is to drive and share what it’s like to sit in a true homologation special. However, Mr. JWW has set himself apart by obtaining one as his channel's first project car.
In this video Mr. JWW elaborates about phase 1 of the project in addition to diving deep into every aspect of the little Toyota. Although this hatchback is small, there’s a lot to discuss because the beauty lies beneath its widebody exterior.
The most amazing part about the GR Yaris is simply its existence. The GR Yaris was an opportunity to allow Toyota’s engineers off the leash to build something remarkable. Toyota is a company that could not justify the creation of a Supra on their own terms due to cost but decided to build a bespoke hatchback homologation special for a rally series that no longer exists. The Toyota GR Yaris is proof of what Toyota is capable of when it gives its team of passionate engineers the budget for exciting projects like this.
Stay tuned as we look forward to phase 2 of the project.