The Toyota GR Yaris With Straight Pipes Sounds Like An Epic Mix Between BMW M3 And Alfa Romeo Giulia QV

Who knew the Toyota GR Yaris could sound so epic with straight pipes! An inline-three that sounds like a six-cylinder

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The Toyota GR Yaris is one of the most bonkers hot hatchbacks to come out in recent times. This Japanese pocket rocket is, actually, a homologation rally car, and although Toyota hasn’t managed to go racing with it, just yet, the GR Yaris already proved quicker than some of the most iconic cars, ever made. Its small, turbocharged, inline-three has one of the highest specific outputs, but, what you didn’t know is how it sounds with straight pipes.

The Toyota GR Yaris With Straight Pipes Sounds Like An Epic Mix Between BMW M3 And Alfa Romeo Giulia QV
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The video comes from JamersonBU who owns this particular GR Yaris – one of 25,000 made. At some point, he decided that the 1.6-liter turbocharged inline-three is a bit muted and went for a straight-pipe exhaust. The result, as you will hear, is epic – an inline-three that sounds like a six-cylinder. In particular, the sound is a mix of the BMW M3’s 3.0-liter turbocharged inline-six and the 2.9-liter twin-turbo V-6 from the Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrofoglio.

The Toyota GR Yaris With Straight Pipes Sounds Like An Epic Mix Between BMW M3 And Alfa Romeo Giulia QV
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In stock form, the engine in the GR Yaris makes 268 horsepower and 273 pound-feet (370 Nm), which is enough to propel the 2,802-pound (1,271 kg) rally-bred hot hatch to 60 mph (97 km/h) in under 5.0 seconds. While we don’t know how much power is gained with the straight-through exhaust, we can be sure it makes a difference, given how restricted new cars are, in terms of the factory exhaust system.

Toyota GR Yaris specifications
Engine 1.6-liter turbocharged inline-three
Power 268 HP
Torque 273 LB-FT
Weight 2,802 Lbs
0 to 60 mph 5.0 seconds

Dim Angelov
Dim Angelov
Born in 1992, I come from a family of motoring enthusiasts. My passion for cars was awoken at the age of six, when I saw a Lamborghini Diablo SV in a magazine. After high school I earned a master’s degree in marketing and a Master of Arts in Media and Communications. Over the years, I’ve practiced and become skilled in precision driving and to date have test driven more than 250 cars across the globe. Over the years, I’ve picked up basic mechanical knowledge and have even taken part in the restoration of a 1964 Jaguar E-Type and an Alfa Romeo Giulia Sprint. Lately, I’ve taken a fancy to automotive photography, and while modern cars are my primary passion, I also have a love for Asian Martial Arts, swimming, war history, craft beer, historical weapons, and car restoration. In time, I plan my own classic car restoration and hope to earn my racing certificate, after which I expect to establish my own racing team.  Read full bio
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