The Toyota Vitz, or the Yaris as it’s known in a lot of international markets, isn’t exactly the type of car that would receive a sports concept program. Apparently, Toyota and GRMN, thought that it would be a pretty good idea. Thus, the Vitz/Yaris Turbo Concept was born.

Prepared by GRMN, which stands for "Gazoo Racing Master of Nurburgring," the three-door Yaris received some pretty impressive bodywork, complete with Gazoo Racing’s signature livery, a new grille set-up, a redesigned front bumper, a front lip spoiler, widened front and rear fenders, side skirts, a roof spoiler, a new rear bumper and diffuser, and a new set of 18" wheels wrapped in high-performance tires. In terms of performance, the Yaris Turbo Concept received an improved engine, courtesy of a modified 1.5-liter supercharged engine that produces 180 horsepower and 162.3 lb-ft of torque. The engine was then combined with a five-speed manual transmission, a new lowered sports suspension, and a high-performance braking system.

It wasn’t surprising to see Toyota and GRMN pull out all the stops with their Tokyo Auto Salon contingent. What raised our eyebrows was the impressive detail Toyota and GRMN went through to build a sporty and aggressive Toyota Yaris.

  • 2012 Toyota Yaris Turbo Concept by GRMN
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    supercharged engine
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    1500 L
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  (762) posted on 07.3.2012

GRMN is thinking of something that can take Yaris to a newer height.

  (402) posted on 06.29.2012

GRMN should find ways to make this come true.

  (630) posted on 05.31.2012

They should keep on discussing on the details before the application of the plan. It’s much better to plan everything to avoid future mistakes and keep it updated. 

  (314) posted on 05.30.2012

GMRN should just stop brainstorming and put all their ideas into work!

  (559) posted on 03.13.2012

This concept seems promising. I hope this won’t only remain as a concept; the specifications sound to good to be true.

  (530) posted on 02.6.2012

I think this model will surely hit and be tough competitive on market sales. The design is very impressive and unique for me.

  (530) posted on 02.6.2012

I think this model will surely hit and be tough competitive on market sales. The design is very impressive and unique for me.

  (777) posted on 02.1.2012

Good thing there is TopSpeed to show what car is about to offer. The 2012 Toyota Yaris has an impressive skin that makes it look sporty on always on the go. The wheels are not that enhanced or let me say it’s not that good to be partnered with the body of the Yaris.

  (530) posted on 01.30.2012

It’s a nice beautiful paint. That nice car is moving gracefully. It’s hp was only 180?

  (541) posted on 01.25.2012

You definitely can’t stop looking at these Toyota Yaris, its well painted bodywork and roof spoiler will be the highlighted part. This three-door Yaris produces about 162.3 revolution per minute. Impressive enough.

  (429) posted on 01.20.2012

I am not impressed on the design of this Toyota Yaris. For me it looks simple and stayed simple even when it has some new design on its body paint. That red and black lining looks sloppy on it.

  (442) posted on 01.19.2012

Don’t you think it has a poor HP output? Just a thought. Anyway, I am not that satisfied with the looks of this car. Toyota Yaris can be better if the design is not like that, a simple lining of black and red will do.

  (595) posted on 01.18.2012

This concept has that aggressive and sporty looks that made me want to see more of its photos. Toyota Yaris will surely hit the taste of the car
racers with its exterior looks and impressive engine performance.

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