A class that has been declining rather than trending in recent years. But the Japanese have much more in mind with the Driftknirps than just making a few fans happy. Its real purpose: rally homologation model.
Add to that a slightly bony, but wonderfully instinctive handset – and the fun guarantee is complete. Colleague Naumann complained in the super test that the top speed was limited to 230 km/h, but let’s be honest: the GR Yaris is the wrong car for Vmax orgies anyway.
In addition to cross-driving entertainment, he also masters the clean line: he drives on the almost exactly four seconds Sachsenring in lead over its predecessor GRMN Yaris. Speaking of which: Toyota has just announced an even more blatant GRMN Yaris. Unfortunately only for the home market of Japan.
Specifications and price: Toyota GR Yaris
engine: R3, turbo, front transverse
displacement: 1618 cm3
perfomance: 192 kW (261 hp) at 6500 rpm
Max. Torque: 360 Nm at 3000-4600 rpm
drive: All-wheel drive/ 6-speed manual
curb weight: 1205 kg
consumption: 8.2L S
Exhaust gas CO2: 186 g/km
Price: from 34,000 euros