Eastern automaker Toyota began the brand new yr by way of teasing us with a brand new GR GT3 thought and a tuned GR Yaris every week prior to the 2022 Tokyo Auto Salon. What in reality struck our fancy is the GR Yaris since Toyota refuses to convey its “rally-bred pocket rocket” to Uncle Sam’s keen patrons. And now, Toyota has unveiled the GR Yaris GRMN, a limited-edition and extra hardcore model of the logo’s world-beating scorching hatch.
Prior to you get too excited, the GRMN (or Gazoo Racing tuned by way of “Meister of Nurburgring,” consider it or now not) is precisely a beauty improve over a regular GR Yaris. It nonetheless has a spunky 1.6-liter turbocharged three-cylinder engine beneath the hood pumping out 268 horsepower and 265 pound-feet of torque, sending energy to all 4 wheels the use of a slick six-speed handbook transmission.