Limited edition Toyota GRMN Yaris has 2 seats, optional rally pack

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Give it to me Give me a Yaris after midnight!

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Toyota GR Yaris One of the hottest hatchbacks ever. Created as a homologation requirement for the WRC rally car, it features a bespoke two-door body, a raucous 268-horsepower turbo three-cylinder engine, a drift-happy all-wheel-drive system and a motorsport-derived chassis . But that clearly wasn’t enough, as on Friday Toyota unveiled a new limited-run version called the GRMN Yaris at the Tokyo Auto Salon, and it’s pretty awesome.

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Toyota says the GRMN Yaris was developed with the help of real race car drivers and motorsport engineers. The rear seat has been removed and the front seats have been replaced with Recaro buckets with integrated side airbags, and carbon-fibre reinforced plastic (CFRP) is used on the hood, roof and rear spoiler, compared to That results in a reduction of 44 pounds in total weight. A regular GR Yaris. The GRMN Yaris also gets stronger body stiffness, a mechanical limited-slip differential, and more spot welds for a closer ratio transmission with lower final gears and stronger components. Toyota says the GRMN is 0.4 inches wider and 0.4 inches shorter than the typical GR Yaris for a better center of gravity, and also has slightly more torque.

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The rally pack car gets a roll cage.

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A circuit package will be available from the factory and will contain modifications derived from the Yaris that runs in the Super Taiku series. This includes 18-inch BBS wheels, bigger brakes, Bilstein shocks with adjustable dampers, and a new front splitter, side skirts, and larger rear wing made from CFRP. Each Circuit Package car will be finished in a special matte steel paint, and is limited to 50 units only.

But even more exciting is the Rally Package, which includes accessories installed by the dealer. The Rally Pack includes a roll cage, different shocks, new stabilizers and skid plates. Toyota’s photos also show a Rally Pack car with the Circuit Pack’s wingspan, off-road tires and smaller wheels with mud flaps, though no details have been given about those parts.

Only 500 units of GRMN Yaris will be sold, all allotments will be handed over through online lottery opening today. Customers will be able to take advantage of new upgrade and personalization programmes, the former offering new parts and software updates at GR dealerships and the latter offering unparalleled tuning and customization based on driver-specific data at the race track. And for those who already have a regular GR Yaris, Toyota will be selling some GRMN parts beginning this fall.

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