Test drive: The GR Yaris is a slice of pure engineering genius from Toyota

Made with a view to helping Toyota qualify for the World Rally Championships, the road version is fast, agile and fantastic fun to drive

The Toyota GR Yaris starts at about €50,000

This GR model might look like a slightly more aggressive version of Toyota‘s Yaris supermini, but beneath its blistered arches and pugnacious stance, it’s a bespoke, highly specialised machine built purely for homologation purposes.

The term refers to how a parent company must build a certain number of road cars before it can enter a related vehicle into a code of international motorsport.

In the case of the GR Yaris, that code is the World ...