Why Students in Auto Training Schools Are Talking About the Toyota GR Yaris

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In January 2020, Toyota revealed one of its most exciting innovations to date, the Toyota GR Yaris.
Developed by Toyota Gazoo Racing and Tommi Mäkinen Racing, the GR Yaris combines a powerful engine with a lightweight, aerodynamic structure, to make a pocket rocket of a vehicle that is undeniably fun to drive.
The downside? Toyota is only planning to sell the car in select European markets. This decision has fueled uproar among car enthusiasts who have launched a petition demanding the GR Yaris launch in North America. The petition has already reached more than 6,000 signatures.
Read on to discover what it is about this car that has got auto lovers all revved up.

Built to Win by Race Car Experts

One look at the Toyota GR Yaris and its obvious the car has been developed off the back of Toyota’s World Rally Championship (WRC) experiences. In 2018, Toyota won the 2018 FIA WRC and the GR Yaris is a homologation model for the next Yaris WRC race car.
Check out this video to see it for yourself:

Powered by a 1.6 litre, three-cylinder engine – the most powerful engine found in a road car – the GR Yaris generates an impressive 268 hp and 273 lb-ft of torque. The car can reach a max speed of 230 km/h and accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h in less than five and a half seconds. Automotive trade schools will teach you all about the ins and outs of powerful engines like this through hands-on training.

Lightweight Sleek Design Lets You Fly Along the Roads

The Toyota GR Yaris isn’t just fast – it’s really, really light. At just 1,280 kg, this car has a power to weight ratio of 5 kg per bhp, which will make you feel like you’re physically flying along the roads.
To keep weight low, Toyota invested in carbon fibre polymer and aluminum materials, and chose a unique three-door format.
The Toyota GR Yaris is also impressively aerodynamic. The roofline is about 91 mm lower than the regular Yaris, meaning it can really slice through the air.

Learn How Suspension and Torque Distribution Improves the GR Yaris at Automotive Trade Schools

Studying at auto training schools will give you a better understanding of automotive principles like suspension and torque. With its famed double-wishbone rear suspension and torque distribution technology, the Toyota GR Yaris is a great example of these principles in action.
The newly developed double-wishbone rear suspension stops the car from rolling and keeps all four tyres firmly on the road, even when racing around corners.
The unique torque distribution technology allows the driver to switch between normal, sport, and track modes. Depending on whether you want to navigate winding roads, race competitively, or just take it for a leisurely drive, you can adjust the front/rear torque balance all the way from 100:0 to 0:100 to best suit your needs.
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