2022 Toyota Yaris GR Circuit Pack

Lot Number: 914

2022 Toyota Yaris GR Circuit Pack

Rightfully the most hyped production car in recent history, this Platinum White Circuit Pack car has covered just 2,200 miles.

  • Sold for: £37,688

LIVE AUCTION: This lot was auctioned on Saturday 20th May, 2023 at 1.00pm BST at Sywell Aerodrome, Sywell, Northampton, NN6 0BN

  • Body Colour

    BODY COLOUR
    Platinum White Pearl

  • Drive

    DRIVE
    RHD

  • Registration Number

    REG NUMBER
    FV22 FRX

  • Odometer Reading

    ODOMETER READING
    2200 Miles

SUMMARY

Rightfully the most hyped production car in recent history, this Platinum White Circuit Pack car has covered just 2,200 miles.

DESCRIPTION

When Toyota decided that they wanted their many years of success in International Rallying to continue, the initial problem was selecting a model that was going to be competitive in coming years. The regulations that govern WRC rallying dictate that your car must be based on an existing road car, a process known as ‘homologation’, and although your rally car can deviate from the road formula in many areas, in most key ones it can’t. In the past, manufacturers were able to get around this because the regs didn’t insist on too many road-going versions, maybe 2,000 or even less, however, that figure is now 25,000. Few manufacturers would even countenance building 25,000 seriously focussed rally cars, and hope to find homes for them but Toyota, always up for a challenge, did just that. Based on their successful little Yaris, and developed alongside their Gazoo Racing World Rally Team, the GR Yaris made its debut in late 2020.

This technological miracle may look like a Yaris but the similarities are few and far between. The roof is carbon fibre saving 3.5kg, the door skins, bonnet and tailgate are aluminium, removing another 24kg, and the front half of the chassis is Yaris but the rear is adapted from the Corolla and CH-R. It has the Yaris’ 2,560mm wheelbase, its light clusters, door mirrors and roof fin but that’s about it. Under the bonnet is the world’s most powerful production three-cylinder engine, a 1.6-litre with 257bhp and 266lb/ft. It features a unique block, bespoke pistons and a single-scroll, ball-bearing turbo to reduce weight with the engine itself being hydraulically mounted on one side to reduce vibration and unwanted movement. All cars were fitted with a 6-speed manual gearbox and a remarkably light, four wheel-drive system with an Aluminium central transfer case and Sport and Track Modes. At the rear, there’s an electronically-controlled clutch pack to divide torque between the wheels.

When new, the GR Yaris was available with a Convenience Pack or, as here, the Circuit Pack (£3,500) designed for drivers who want the ultimate in handling response and precision. This option included lightweight 18-inch BBS forged alloys, retuned suspension, mechanical front and rear Torsen diffs, red brake calipers and Michelin Pilot 4S tyres.

Finished in Platinum White Pearl and fitted from new with the Circuit Pack option, this is a UK-supplied GR that’s being offered from its first registered keeper. Just 2,200 miles have been covered including its first service at 600 miles and a health check at 1,600 miles, and the car is in the sort of condition that you might expect considering its tiny mileage and fastidious ownership. Being offered at a very sensible and tempting guide price, this is a true modern-day ‘homologation special’, yet effortless everyday transport and currently, undoubtedly super cool.

SPECIFICATION

Lot Number
914
Make
TOYOTA
Model
YARIS GR CIRCUIT PACK
Registration Number
FV22 FRX
MOT Expiry
06/06/2025
Chassis Number
JTDAF4E300A018022
Engine Number
G160028492
Transmission
Manual
Body Colour
Platinum White Pearl

CONSIGNOR

Consignor

For further information regarding this lot please contact Harry.

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