Toyota Transforms Yaris For 2017 World Rally Championship, Looks And Sounds Amazing

Toyota Transforms Yaris For 2017 World Rally Championship, Looks And Sounds Amazing

Toyota has a fine pedigree in world rallying, with three world titles notched up during the 1990s, and now it’s making a comeback.

The normal Toyota Yaris isn’t a particularly invigorating car, but after the Toyota Gazoo Racing team got its hands on it, the subcompact was completely transformed into a full-blown racer.

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In a YouTube video, Toyota Gazoo has revealed some test footage of the new Yaris WR, decked out in testing livery.

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With a rather impressive rear wing and brilliant-sounding engine – which, to be honest, is expected from any rally car now – the Yaris is completely transformed.

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Thanks to the expertise of four-time champion Tommi Mäkinen as team principal, Toyota has begun the process of testing, and all being well should be ready for the start of next season.

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Hopefully, Toyota can hold a candle to Volkswagen, which has been rather dominant for the past three seasons and looks almost certain to claim a fourth title in a row with Sébastien Ogier.

Check out the brief footage below of the new Yaris WRC in action.

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