Colin Wood
Colin Wood Associate Editor
1/7/22 2:56 p.m.
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Yes, we don’t get the GR Yaris here in the states, but that doesn’t mean we still can’t get excited about Toyota teasing the possibility of an even faster Yaris.

Toyota Gazoo Racing announced today that it will exhibit at the 2022 Tokyo Auto Salon, scheduled for January 14-16.

Explaining the brand’s goals to “offer ever-better motorsports-bred cars,” the …

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Colin Wood
Colin Wood Associate Editor
1/7/22 2:57 p.m.

And here are both cars lightened up a bit so you can see them better:

Not sure about everyone else, but I'm seeing a lot of AMG GT in that GT3 concept

EricM
EricM SuperDork
1/7/22 4:15 p.m.

as if the Yaris GR wasn't already "tuned"

Fueled by Caffeine
Fueled by Caffeine MegaDork
1/7/22 4:16 p.m.

Rumors, from friends who work at Toyota, are that they Yaris has nearly 300hp and awd.  A wrx fighter.  

j_tso
j_tso GRM+ Memberand HalfDork
1/7/22 5:15 p.m.

In reply to Fueled by Caffeine :

The GR Yaris is rated at 270 hp and HKS has tuned one to 475 hp, so 300 with a warranty is believable.

The GT3 looks interesting, will it be based on a model that isn't sold overseas?

If the GT has the IS500 heart, I'll be a fan. And I'd already take a stock Yaris GR over a WRX. There are some subtle items, lower valance, that suggest a tarmac focused variant. 

jb229
jb229 New Reader
1/8/22 12:26 a.m.

GT looks kind of like the Mazda Vision Coupe concept from a few years ago with a big wing tacked on.

Pete. (l33t FS)
Pete. (l33t FS) GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
1/8/22 8:01 a.m.

I would still do financially irresponsible things to get a GR Yaris.

kevinatfms
kevinatfms GRM+ Memberand HalfDork
1/8/22 10:35 a.m.
Fueled by Caffeine said:

Rumors, from friends who work at Toyota, are that they Yaris has nearly 300hp and awd.  A wrx fighter.  


Ask them about the GR Corolla. I keep hearing mixed bags on what we will actually get over here. Even the teaser shots from Toyota have mixed signals.

Oldboy Speedwell
Oldboy Speedwell Reader
1/8/22 11:15 a.m.
Pete. (l33t FS) said:

I would still do financially irresponsible things to get a GR Yaris.

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+1

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I'd go full stupid dumb financially to get one!

Was even considering emigrating to Mexico by golly dammit LOL but they sold their 300 car allotment like instantly.

so Jealous frownbroken heart much heartbreak

699,900 Mexican Pesos = 34,348  US Dollars

Toyota is absolutely killin' it these days.

 

j_tso
j_tso GRM+ Memberand HalfDork
1/8/22 11:49 a.m.
Oldboy Speedwell said:

Toyota is absolutely killin' it these days.

Have you seen their new Initial D ads for the GR86?

 

Oldboy Speedwell
Oldboy Speedwell Reader
1/8/22 12:24 p.m.

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Thanks for sharing, I had not seen it.

Very cool commercial that is, love it!

I've never read the comic, maybe I should because I've heard talk that it's  much better than the cartoon, and I loved the cartoon!

New hero MF Ghost rides GR86  and that comic seems to be popular enough, and the anime version will soon be out.

jb229
jb229 New Reader
1/8/22 1:00 p.m.

Looks like the GRMN Yaris was spotted a few months ago where you'd expect, even predicted the expected hp.

https://carbuzz.com/news/hardcore-toyota-yaris-grmn-hits-the-nurburgring

A road-racing variant Yaris seems like a great idea but they don't have enough doors to meet TCR regs, which still require 4 doors I believe?

Oldboy Speedwell
Oldboy Speedwell Reader
1/8/22 1:10 p.m.

There's been at least 2 that have set tire upon American soil.

Couple months back Doug Demuro was loaned one for review from Mexico where the owner drove across the border.

The other is this video posted early December, dunno the story behind it?

 

First thing I'd do is get a proper exhaust if I owned one, cannot abide that artificial sound.

vwcorvette (Forum Supporter)
vwcorvette (Forum Supporter) GRM+ Memberand UberDork
1/8/22 8:36 p.m.

Is the new Yaris based on the Mazda Demio/2?

Pete. (l33t FS)
Pete. (l33t FS) GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
1/8/22 10:55 p.m.

In reply to vwcorvette (Forum Supporter) :

Shouldn't be.  The Toyota-badged 2 is a US only thing, ROW got a Toyota.  (I think even Canada got a Toyota)

NickD
NickD MegaDork
1/9/22 7:40 a.m.

I wish Toyota would stop fooling around and unveil the Corolla GR.

Pete. (l33t FS)
Pete. (l33t FS) GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
1/9/22 7:44 a.m.

In reply to NickD :

It's a regular Corolla with some plastic skirts, and red/silver/white backsplash on the infotainment screen, is my guess.

j_tso
j_tso GRM+ Memberand HalfDork
1/13/22 11:12 p.m.

GT3 concpet revealed.

I'm getting Mercedes AMG GT3 vibes from this, and I like that car too. Since GT3 is going to replace the GTE class at Le Mans, maybe Toyota will compete in 2 classes at the 24?

STM317
STM317 UberDork
1/14/22 8:14 a.m.

Japanese AMG GT for sure

fatallightning
fatallightning Reader
1/14/22 8:36 a.m.
Pete. (l33t FS) said:

In reply to NickD :

It's a regular Corolla with some plastic skirts, and red/silver/white backsplash on the infotainment screen, is my guess.

It's supposed to get the Yaris GR turbo powerplant and AWD system. I just hope it doesn't gain 500 lbs over the Yaris. That would definitely spoil the party. I think 250lbs would be acceptable. 

DjGreggieP
DjGreggieP HalfDork
1/14/22 9:31 a.m.

 

GT3 on display but underwrap's yet from Speedhunters. 

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