Jeremy Clarkson has named Toyota’s new road race car his ‘Car of the Year.’
At the News UK Motor Awards, JEREMY CLARKSON picked the Toyota GR Yaris as his car of the year.
In a special category created for the Top Gear host to deliver his opinion, Jeremy Clarkson lauded the car. The Toyota GR Yaris also won Hot Hatch of the Year at the News UK awards, capping off a star-studded year for the new model.
The GR Yaris was selected the 2021 Car of the Year and AutoCar’s Best Affordable Driver’s Car earlier this year.
The model was named Hot Hatch of the Year by Top Gear Magazine, and Performance Car of the Year by AutoExpress.
At the new Car Awards 2022, Parkers named the model the Best Car for Thrill Seekers.
Meanwhile, the vehicle has previously won honors from the Northern Group of Motoring Writers for Northern Car of the Year.
The GR Yaris’s motorsport capabilities are what set it apart.
The vehicle is essentially a road race car derived directly from Toyota’s intended World Rally Championship entry.
The vehicle is powered by a brand-new 1.6-liter three-cylinder turbocharged engine, which is the largest currently available.
This engine has a maximum output of 257 horsepower and a top speed of 142 miles per hour.
According to Toyota, the GR Yaris can accelerate from zero to sixty miles per hour in under 5.5 seconds.
The innovative MacPherson strut and double-wishbone suspension system is one of the car’s most notable characteristics.
On some of the “most difficult surfaces,” Toyota believes this aids “provide superb traction and handling.”
The suspension was adjusted for increased performance by the Toyota GAZOO Racing World Rally Team, according to them.
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Despite the WRC program never getting off the ground, Toyota announced last year that 25,000 road-going GR Yaris vehicles will be constructed.
Toyota stated this summer that the vehicle was sold out in the UK until at least 2033.
Despite the vehicle’s £33,000 price tag, a fresh waiting list has been established, and demand for the model is expected to remain high.
“The GR Yaris, which is plainly new and still available, is a homologation car,” he explained.
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