Introducing the Toyota Yaris 2017 – the classic hatchback
We use your sign-up to provide content in ways you’ve consented to and to improve our understanding of you. This may include adverts from us and 3rd parties based on our understanding. You can unsubscribe at any time. More info
Speaking exclusively to Express.co.uk, he said the car has “cult appeal” and signals an “end of an era”. He said the model could go down as one of the last combustion homologation specials – road cars solely built to compete in motorsport series.
He said: “The GR Yaris – which is obviously new and you can still buy it – that’s a homologation car.
“I think that’s why it instantly has cult appeal.
“Manufacturers haven’t just looked at the books and the accountancy side and gone ‘we probably won’t make much money on these’.
“Instead of that, they’ve gone ‘we want to go and win some races’.
“They probably want to remind people that Toyota doesn’t just build boring sensible cars.
“They can build some wild stuff and that is what the GR Yaris is.
“That’s almost an instant classic in a way as it’s probably the end of an era of building a piston car to a rulebook.
“It’s that expensive considering what it is and it’s properly race-bred”.
New Le Mans rules may soon see hypercars on UK streets [PICS]
Damaged classic Toyota sells for £50,000 at auction [INSIGHT]
Top Gear James May sells his favourite Toyota Mirai [COMMENT]
The GR Yaris never made its World Rally Championship debut as a result of the coronavirus pandemic.
Technically, this meant Toyota did not have to produce any of the models needed to meet the homologation rules.
However, the popularity of the car has seen demand soar as fans battle to secure a road-going model.
Last year, Toyota said the 25,000 road-going GR Yaris models would still be built with a larger number even possible.
Save 10% on your MOT
It’s Kwik Fits’ Midsommer Madness sale and you can take 10% off your MOT Test with the UK’s #1 MOT tester – just click the link to book online.
Source: Read Full Article