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Gazoo Racing's high-performance Yaris is powered by a 1.8-litre supercharged engine developing 209bhp
Jimi Beckwith
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12 September 2017

The Toyota Yaris GRMN hot hatch produces a peak of 209bhp at 6800rpm, the brand's performance arm Gazoo Racing has confirmed in Frankfurt.

Powered by a 1.8-litre supercharged engine, the Yaris outpunches rivals such as the 197bhp Ford Fiesta ST200 and 205bhp Peugeot 208 GTi.

The car's highly strung four-pot also makes a peak of 184lb ft, enabling it to accelerate from 0-62mph in a claimed 6.3sec and reach an electronically limited 143mph top speed.

Toyota says its car weighs 1135kg, making it one of the lightest models in the segment. It sits on 17in BBS alloy wheels and Sachs performance shock absorbers.

Toyota Yaris GRMN prototype driven

Despite other cars in the class turning to five-door only bodystyles and the regular Yaris coming in both three and five-door forms, the hot Yaris will be offered as a three-door only.

Just 400 examples of the Yaris GRMN are destined for Europe. Buyers can pre-order now, with prices starting from £26,295.

Toyota's hot hatch takes the GRMN name of Toyota's Gazoo rallying outfit's special edition Toyota road cars. Previous GRMN models, including the GT86, 2013-spec Yaris (Vitz) and the iQ, were sold exclusively in Japan.

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Andy1960 12 September 2017

Does anyone else....

....see GRIM instead of GRMN? I bet that's how it'll be referred to.

What do you drive then?

Me, oh, I drive a Toyota Grim

I thought all Toyots'a were grim

cowichan 21 February 2017

@gavsmit: No fear.

@gavsmit: No fear. The last "all new" toyota was the 1936 model AA
DdWorks 21 February 2017

Woah...

Woah... When was the last time Toyota made an performance hatchback? Toyota Starlet GTi? I hope it will move as fast and handles better than the VW Golf GTi.