AutonetMagz – With the return of Toyota cars to the racing world, such as Toyota Yaris who participate in the WRC, along with Toyota TS050 who got a potential to become a champion but always have a bad luck. Toyota are creating a pathway for high performance cars, as they have Toyota 86, and now its time for them to build a hot hatch to compete against FOrd Fiesta ST and VW Polo GTI.
The Toyota Yaris GRMN is their realization in the most real form. Based on Toyota Yaris 3 doors, the GRMN will apply a 1.8 liter 4 cylinder plus supercharger to produce 210 hp and available only in 6-speed MT.
As hot hatchback not always about performance, but handling and fun to drive. To ensure this performance, Toyota Yaris GRMN will be fitted with reinforced chassis, Sachs damper, and a shorter suspension travel. To reduce the torque steering and hold the power surge, a set of LSD Torsen will be fitted to the front wheels.
Not like the Golf GTI who fitted with several driving mode, Toyota wouldn’t do that, as they prefer a more simple, lightweight and fun concept for this car who are being tested in the Nurburgring.
But not all people could get one, as according to Autocar, Toyota will produce as many as 400 units Toyota Yaris GRMN, with 100 units among it for UK market only.