Frankfurt’s annual motor show is where enthusiasts go to see the best cars, concepts, and debuts. This year, Toyota has decided to reveal the final specifications for its Yaris GMRN hot hatch at the show.
An abbreviation for Gazoo Racing Masters of the Nurburgring, fans have come to expect exceptional performance from models wearing the GMRN and they won’t be disappoint with the Yaris model.
Powered by a 1.8-liter supercharged inline-four engine that was rumored to exceed 205 hp, we now have word from CarScoops
that the actual number sits at 209 – 212 on the metric scale. Combined with 184 lb-ft of torque sent to the front wheels via a six-speed manual gearbox and a limited-slip differential, the hot hatch can sprint to 62 mph in around 6.3 seconds and hit a top speed of 143 mph.
Toyota claims the Yaris GRMN has “the best power-to-weight ratio in its class,” and we believe them. The whole car weighs in at just 2,502 lbs, which is impressively light for that much power.
Then there’s the beefier anti-roll bars, bespoke Sachs dampers, 275mm brake discs with 17-inch alloy wheels, and the suspension sits 24mm lower than your standard Yaris.
Though all this won’t come cheap as the Yaris GMRN has a quoted market-dependent sticker price of €29,900. But we’re sure Toyota won’t have any problems offloading all 400 vehicles in Europe. When a model’s production is capped in the three digits, buyers aren’t usually too bothered with high prices.