The Toyota Yaris WRC will have more street version with 200 hp


A compact sport-based Toyota Yaris WRC is in development. It is believed that use a turbocharged 2.0-liter with more than 200 horses force.


Toyota-Yaris-WRC L he time to market the new Honda Civic Type R made it clear that the Japanese are now ready to offer hatchbacks Sports as good as the Europeans.

A major rivals Honda, long having abandoned that segment does, but that will change when you see the light an unprecedented sports variant of the Toyota Yaris inspired by the car brand prepares for the World Rally Championship and away from cartoonish Nürburgring Edition Corolla launched this week in Thailand.

The company announced a few months ago only their intention to participate in the WRC with a system based on the Toyota Yaris product. Complementing also say now be developing a variant of street, which could mount turbocharged 2.0-liter associated with a six-speed manual transmission and limited slip differential, but only with front wheel drive.

It is try propeller that uses Lexus NX , which produces power 235 horsepower , in contrast to the 1.6-liter turbo over 300 hp that race car rides.

is likely to be offered in a limited series apparently to achieve fulfill the requirement for approval of the FIA ​​, in line with what has already occurred with the Citroën DS3 Racing or Volkswagen Polo WRC Street.





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