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Toyota GR Yaris, from rally to road
The new season of the world rally championship is at the doors and the Toyota, with its strong win the title last year, and it launches the Yaris a more sporty and powerful than ever at the salon in the home of Tokyo, while the debut on the market is expected for the second half of 2020.

The new GR Yaris, of course, benefits from all the experience gained by Toyota in the world rally championship, with all the related skills of design and engineering of Toyota Gazooo Racing and Tommi Mäkinen Racing and follows on from the GR Above as the second global model of the range GR.

The GR Yaris is the first true sports car all-wheel-drive of the japanese house and also the first model homologated for racing in the world rally championship after the Celica GT-Four exit from the scene in 1999, and in his honor bears the logo G-Four on the tailgate.

The compact, all pepper has high power and low weight (power to weight ratio of 4.9 kg / Hp, empty weight of 1,280 kg) with a platform and an engine completely new, new suspension, lightweight construction with elements made of carbon fiber (roof) and aluminium (bonnet, doors and tailgate), an aerodynamic and refined a new system of permanent all-wheel drive GR-Four.

The sporty look of the three-door is characterized by the roof lowered by 91 mm compared to the standard version, the solution that gives you a silhouette to the coupe, while the doors without the frame of the windows reinforce this image.

the setting is Completed by the gritty design of the radiator grille and the front spoiler as opposed to the wide rear track with the muscular fenders and the alloy wheels 18-inch.

Among other things, the lower roofline has improved the aerodynamics of the car, while the placement of the new engine backward toward the center of the car and moving the battery in the trunk contributed to the optimization of the distribution of the weights.

The heart of the GR Yaris is a new three-cylinder engine turbocharged 1.6-litre mated to a six-speed manual transmission, developed using technology derived from motorsports, delivers an output power of 261 Hp and torque of 360 Nm, allowing a shot from 0 to 100 km/h in less than 5.5 seconds and a top speed of 230 km/h (electronically limited).

The performance of the car can also count on the new all-wheel drive system, the GR-Four, is simple and light, designed to optimize the driving force of each wheel.
The driver has a selector switch for mode of operation of the four drive wheels: Normal, with distribution of torque front/rear, 60:40; Sport, which moves the torque to the rear, with an allocation of 30:70; and Track, with a 50:50 for the driving on the circuits.

report then the new platform-specific, the mix between the GA-B front and GA-C rear, which allowed it to adopt a new design of the suspension (independent double wishbone at the rear, and schema MacPherson at the front) and the all-wheel drive system, the GR-Four.

Also, the braking system has been realized ad hoc in order to adapt to the performance the most exuberant of the car and has front discs grooved by 356 mm with four-piston calipers painted red.

For those in search of sensations still more sporty, the Toyota makes available, as an option, a Performance Pack that includes a Torsen differential limited slip both on the front axle, on both the front and rear suspension with adjustment even more sporty and alloy wheels-forged 18-inch with tires Michelin Pilot Sport 4s 225/40R18.

Finally, for the new GR Yaris, Toyota has created a new production plant at its factory in Motomachi, with a line dedicated to the production of sports GR and with a specialized team of highly qualified workers.

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