The world's most powerful 3-cylinder engine

Posted by Michael Simon on

A few weeks back we posted a story of the camouflage GR Yaris, well its officially here.

The Toyota GR Yaris is powered by a turbocharged 1.6liter 3-cylinder with 257 hp and a massive peak torque of 266 pound-feet that means that the Toyota GR Yaris is equipped with the world’s most powerful three-cylinder engine thats installed in a road car. 

All this power is put down to both axles via a six-speed manual transmission. AWD as well as two Torsen limited-slip differentials allows the GR Yaris to hit 0 to 100 km/h in less than 5.5 seconds but is unfortunately capped at 230 km/h. Toyota put a couple of well bolstered seats up front for its occupants and to be nice they also put seats in the rear, but don't expect anyone to fit back there though. 

Sticking to the interior, drivers will get to play with a 4WD dial switch that gives them the opportunity to pick between Normal, Sport, and Track modes. In Normal, front and rear torque distribution is split 60:40, while in Sport gives it a 30:70.

If I may say so myself this 3-door hatchback is pretty damn sexy. It may not be as practical as WRX STI but then again a car like isn't meant to be practical. This is meant to be a toy, an exercise for Toyota to be able to show the world that they can still make fun cars.

No word yet if the Philippines is set to get the GR Yaris. But this is definitely a car we would love to get our hands on.

What are your thoughts about this GR Yaris?

 


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