Toyota Yaris GRMN, which made its debut at this year’s Geneva motor show, is now sold out. The hot hatch was inspired by Yaris WRC, the car with which Toyota returned to the FIA World Rally Championship, with two wins so far.
The GRMN stands for Gazoo Racing tuned by the Meister of the Nürburgring. Gazoo Racing is Toyota’s racing division. The heart of the Yaris GRMN is its 1,798 cc 4-cylinder engine with a Magnusson Eaton supercharger, producing 156 kW (212 hp) at 6,800 rpm and a peak torque of 250 Nm at 5,000 rpm.
Driving the front wheels through a 6-speed manual transmission, the engine enables 0 – 100 km/h acceleration in around 6.3 seconds, while the top speed is electronically limited to 230 km/h.
Sorry, all Yaris GRMN units are now reserved.
That’s the announcement on Toyota’s European website. Well, sorry about that. Anyways, with a kerb weight of 1,135 kg, the Yaris GRMN achieves a power-to-weight ratio of 5.35 kg per hp, claimed to be the best in its class. Braking duties are handled by 275 mm grooved disc brakes with four-piston calipers at the front, and 278 mm discs at the rear. The wheels are 17-inch BBS lightweight multi-spoke alloys, shod with Bridgestone Potenza RE050 205/45 tyres. The car features performance shock absorbers, developed with Sachs.
Just 400 Yaris GRMN units were available to European customers, including both right and left-hand drive models. Priced at €29,900.