Homologation Special: AWD Toyota GR Yaris makes 268hp from a 3-cylinders

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    Homologation Special: AWD Toyota GR Yaris makes 268hp from a 3-cylinders

    2021 Toyota GR Yaris makes an insane 268 hp -- from a 3-cylinder engine
    The GR Yaris is going racing in the World Rally Championship, too.
    Sean Szymkowski
    January 10, 2020
    CNET Roadshow

    I'll get this, the question that's obviously popped into your mind, out of the way first: It's highly unlikely this is coming to America. The 2021 Toyota GR Yaris (GR is the abbreviation for Gazoo Racing) made its anticipated debut on Friday and my, oh, my, it's quite the proper hot hatchback.

    Let's start with the powertrain. There's a brand-spanking-new 1.6-liter turbocharged inline-three engine onboard. From those three cylinders and turbo, this little dude makes a whopping 268 horsepower. That, friends, is pretty nuts. Routing the power to all four wheels is a six-speed manual transmission, and that's the sole option here.

    Why would Toyota go through all of this trouble to build a killer hot hatch? The World Rally Championship. The Japanese automaker will take the potent thing to the WRC alongside Tommi Mäkinen Racing. In fact, the race team had a lot of sway during the design and engineering process. Truly, this is a homologated rally car for the road.

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    Re: Homologation Special: AWD Toyota GR Yaris makes 268hp from a 3-cylinders

    This is really impressive. Especially for something that started out as a sub-compact commuter vehicle.

    Kudos to Toyota for being crazy enough to build the thing, even if it's truly only to meet the homologation requirements.
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    Re: Homologation Special: AWD Toyota GR Yaris makes 268hp from a 3-cylinders

    2021 Toyota GR Yaris makes an insane 268 hp -- from a 3-cylinder engine
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    Re: Homologation Special: AWD Toyota GR Yaris makes 268hp from a 3-cylinders

    Quote Originally Posted by nadepalma View Post
    This is really impressive. Especially for something that started out as a sub-compact commuter vehicle.

    Kudos to Toyota for being crazy enough to build the thing, even if it's truly only to meet the homologation requirements.
    True. It does look like it would be a lot of fun though.

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    Re: Homologation Special: AWD Toyota GR Yaris makes 268hp from a 3-cylinders

    Quote Originally Posted by 1958carnut View Post
    True. It does look like it would be a lot of fun though.
    But how will it sound?

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    Re: Homologation Special: AWD Toyota GR Yaris makes 268hp from a 3-cylinders

    I'd totally buy this. Or if they put that engine in the Corolla hatchback. Must be a thrill to drive.

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    Re: Homologation Special: AWD Toyota GR Yaris makes 268hp from a 3-cylinders

    Quote Originally Posted by Mr.Buttons View Post
    But how will it sound?
    Like a blender with a load of pebbles mixing on high.

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    Re: Homologation Special: AWD Toyota GR Yaris makes 268hp from a 3-cylinders

    That thing would be so much fun to drive. A true go cart for the road. Unfortunately by the time it came here it would have an automatic, flat seats, 4 doors, no AWD, and half the horsepower. Oh wait we already got that one.

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    Re: Homologation Special: AWD Toyota GR Yaris makes 268hp from a 3-cylinders

    Pretty cool! I had always hoped GM would have put the 1.6L turbo (4 cyl) with 200HP into the Sonic and made a proper RS model. I definitely would have bought one for a daily driver.

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    Re: Homologation Special: AWD Toyota GR Yaris makes 268hp from a 3-cylinders

    Quote Originally Posted by Mr.Buttons View Post
    But how will it sound?
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