It was a matter of time before someone dared to record times at the Nürburgring at the controls of the Toyota GR Yaris (test). The Japanese sports utility has been giving something to talk about for some months now and the definitive test of any vehicle is carried out in the ‘Green Hell’. Sport Auto He has taken the smallest member of the Gazoo Racing family to the Nordschleife and has decided to take a few timed laps to take references. The Toyota GR Yaris completed a lap of the Nürburgring in 8 minutes and 14.93 seconds as your best record.

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The GR Yaris managed to complete the lap in just over 8 minutes. Putting it in perspective, according to the complete list of fastestlaps, the Yaris would have been only ten seconds from its main rival, the MINI John Cooper Works GP (test). Also at the same distance he would have stayed with the Ford Focus RS (test) and the Mercedes-AMG A 45 (test), both driven by Christian Gebhardt, the driver who has achieved this time with the Toyota.

Toyota GR Yaris completes a lap of the Nürburgring in 8: 14.93

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Compared to the MINI, the GR Yaris has the disadvantage on the track of not equipping an automatic gearbox. In return, it counteracts it with an effective four-wheel drive system. It is impressive, when you see the images, the agility of the Yaris de Gazoo Racing on the complete German track. Gebhardt drives it with aggressive handling, making the tires squeal at every turn and then blasting off again on every straight.

As a reminder, the Toyota GR Yaris is equipped with a 1.6-liter supercharged three-cylinder engine. This mechanic develops 261 hp of power and 360 Nm of maximum torque, and is managed by a six-speed manual gearbox. The key to its dynamic behavior is its great set-up and its four-wheel drive system. In this way, it goes from 0 to 100 km / h in 5.5 seconds and reaches a maximum speed of 230 km / h. Don’t miss the video.

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