Toyota opens pre-order books for the GR Yaris
Toyota authorized dealerships in Japan and Europe have already taken in 6,000 pre-orders for the upcoming GR Yaris model.
Toyota Gazoo Racing designed the sports car based on its experience in the motorsports industry. Engineers with extensive expertise in building competitive WRC racecars have attended the project from the beginning until the end, the press release states.
To minimize the curb weight, the development team settled on using aluminum for the door panels, the tailgate and the hood cover. They manufactured the roof from carbon fiber using an innovative approach known as “sheet molding” to ensure perfect aerodynamic shape.
In designing the suspension, the company consulted its customers throughout the entire world to come up with just the right amount of hardness.
The GR Yaris series will be manufactured in Motomachi, Japan.
Editor Andrew Raspopov