Drag racing: “evil” hatchback Toyota GR Yaris vs. Honda Civic Type RNovember 29, 2020
The Carwow team from the YouTube channel of the same name decided to find out whether the “charged” Toyota GR Yaris hatchback could outrun the more powerful and larger Honda Civic Type R. The races were carried out on wet road surfaces.
Earlier this year, the Japanese company Toyota unveiled a high-performance version of its compact hatchback Yaris – the car was designated the GR Yaris. It is noteworthy that Chris Harris of the Top Gear car show criticized the Toyota Supra for the fact that the “baby” GR Yaris was an order of magnitude better than a full-fledged supercar.
But how good is the GR Yaris really? Could it match a different, albeit slightly larger, hot hatch like the Honda Civic Type R?
To illustrate this, the Carwow team from the YouTube channel of the same name arranged several races between the Toyota GR Yaris and the Honda Civic Type R.
It’s worth noting that these two high-performance hatchbacks are difficult to compare. The more powerful version of the Civic is powered by a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine that is rated at 316 horsepower (400 Nm). All that power is transmitted to the front wheels via a six-speed manual transmission, and this is where the GR Yaris benefits.
Despite the smaller engine with fewer cylinders, the GR Yaris boasts 257 hp and 360 Nm of torque. Moreover, this car is equipped with an all-wheel drive system.
As you can see in the video above, the road was wet on test day, and of course traction is just as important as engine power, especially in this kind of racing. The GR Yaris’ all-wheel drivetrain is a huge advantage over the front-wheel drive Civic Type R in terms of traction, plus the fact that Toyota’s wicked car is significantly lighter.
Not so long ago, AutoTimesNews wrote that the Toyota GR 86 sports coupe version of 2022 appeared on the render. An amateur render of the updated sports coupe Toyota GR 86 2022 model year has appeared on the Web. The virtual novelty is based on the already presented Subaru BRZ, with which, as you know, they are essentially the same car.
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