The Toyota GR Yaris - Exterior Design

Source: AutoMotoTV (Glomex)

In the basic concept of the new GR Yaris, Toyota's designers and the specialists from Tommi Mäkinen Racing, TOYOTA GAZOO Racing's partner in the World Rally Championship, followed a clear task: to redefine the limits of the production car's performance. At first glance, the most striking difference between the two model variants is the change from a five-door to a three-door body, which gives it a unique selling point in the current product range. Although the GR Yaris is basically based on the current hatchback model, it shares little more with the five-door model than the headlights, taillights, exterior mirrors and shark fin antenna on the roof. All other components of the outer skin have been redesigned in order to achieve the ambitious goals in terms of downforce, aerodynamic efficiency and stability - a logical step against the background of the technical World Rally Championship regulations, as the regulations do not allow any modifications to the underlying bodywork.


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