How a lot would you pay for a Toyota sizzling hatch? A purchaser already paid double the worth of the costliest Yaris ever offered.
A 2022 Toyota GRMN Yaris A Japanese public sale set a brand new file by promoting for over $200,000
The hammer fell on the high-powered Toyota hatchback for ¥18,165,000 earlier than charges – or almost double the automobile’s authentic value, $AU201,395 – with the GRMN Yaris clocking simply 66km en path to its new proprietor in Hong Kong.
Launched in January 2022, the all-wheel-drive GRMN Yaris was restricted to only 500 automobiles – all of which have been offered completely within the Japanese market.
The GRMN – which interprets to ‘Gazoo Racing’, tuned by the masters of the Nürburgring – is decrease and wider than the GR Yaris on which it is based mostly, plus 20kg for the carbon-fibre bonnet, roof and rear. Mild thanks. wing
Weight has additionally been saved because of using light-weight mounted Recaro racing seats and the removing of the second-row seats.
Whereas there isn’t any further energy from the 200kW 1.6-litre turbocharged three-cylinder petrol engine, torque is up 20Nm to 390Nm in comparison with the GR Yaris, with the ratios contained in the six-speed guide gearbox additionally modified to enhance acceleration.
Toyota provided the GRMN Yaris in two completely different packages – Rally and Circuit – after the automobile was offered at public sale.
The limited-edition Yaris was initially priced between about $88,000 and $101,000.