RE: Toyota GR Yaris Nurburgring lap time

RE: Toyota GR Yaris Nurburgring lap time

Thursday 8th April

Toyota GR Yaris Nurburgring lap time

We've seen the Yaris do almost everything now, apart from lap the Nordschleife really quickly - get comfy...


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The GR Yaris is a very special offering in the fast car landscape - and particularly the hot hatch arena - for a number of reasons. Not many cars these days, and precious few at ยฃ30k, can claim a bespoke powertrain and architecture as well as genuine homologation pedigree. But the GR also stands out for having been launched without a Nurburgring lap time attached to it. For hot hatches especially, that badge of honour seems almost a prerequisite these days. And even if the Gazoo Racing Yaris is pitched more as a rally car for the street than a roadgoing race car, the prospect of seeing just how quickly it might go around the world's most famous circuit is impossible to ignore. You want to know too, right?

We'll leave it to the video to divulge the exact time, but it's interesting to note the Toyota's speed compared to others. It matches the old FK2 Civic Type R to the second, both sportauto tests with Christian Gebhardt driving. It's also an identical lap time to that achieved by the magazine a decade ago with a BMW 1 M Coupe. The Yaris was also within a second of Range Rover's own time for the Sport SVR. There's certainly no doubting the GR's potency amongst senior company

As for the actual lap, it's much as we've come to expect from these videos and this car. Commitment is enormous, the Yaris gamely holding on through the middle and exit of corners despite the protestations of the tyres. The driver is kept busy with the manual gearbox and is perhaps perched a little too high; perhaps what's most notable, in fact, is the GR's braking. Both outright power and stability seem exceptionally good in the big stops for a car with such a short wheelbase. To be frank, annoying hazard lights aside, the Yaris looks an absolute hoot as a track car.

Remember, too, this is just the start. It seems there's not a tuning company anywhere in the world that isn't fiddling with a GR Yaris, striving to make it go, stop and turn even better. Which is exciting. The race to sub-eight is on..





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Water Fairy

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3,582 posts

119 months

Thursday 8th April
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I assume the top speed is still limited on this? Would be interesting to see a time unrestricted.

s m

20,612 posts

167 months

Thursday 8th April
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Water Fairy said:
I assume the top speed is still limited on this? Would be interesting to see a time unrestricted.
Does it get over 145 at the Ring?

I imagine it’s speed limited by aero and power rather than a Rev limiter? i.e. can it hit max revs in 6th? ( 24.7 mph in 6th and limiter over 7k ? )

frayz

2,172 posts

123 months

Thursday 8th April
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Yep, don’t divulge the time and spoil it biggrin


Esceptico

3,874 posts

73 months

Thursday 8th April
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Just saw my first Yaris GR in the flesh. It was also white. Quite lucky on my part as I don’t think there are many here in NZ.

SWoll

10,776 posts

222 months

Thursday 8th April
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Totally unsuited to the ring I'd have thought, way too much high speed stuff. Great fun on a UK B-Road though, which is of course far more important.


McFarnsworth

279 posts

113 months

Thursday 8th April
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Why does everyone keep mentioning the short wheelbase?

It's longer than a 911.

fantheman80

314 posts

13 months

Thursday 8th April
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frayz said:
Yep, don’t divulge the time and spoil it biggrin

beat me to it!

I did expect sub 8 to be honest

jimmytheone

263 posts

182 months

Thursday 8th April
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Is it me or does there seem to be some nasty Rev hanging or cdv going on there?

MrBarry123

5,536 posts

85 months

Thursday 8th April
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fantheman80 said:
beat me to it!

I did expect sub 8 to be honest
Likewise!

Still cool though.

Augustus Windsock

2,453 posts

119 months

Thursday 8th April
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georgecars1 said:
SWoll said:
Totally unsuited to the ring I'd have thought, way too much high speed stuff. Great fun on a UK B-Road though, which is of course far more important.
It has about the same power, torque and weight as a Megane RS 265 Cup. I would have thought perfect for the Nurburgring?
I guess that what is being demonstrated is that it can do its stuff not only in town, and on leafy backroads, but also somewhere as tortuous as the ‘Ring.
Personally it’s not a car I’d particularly take there for a fast lap by the point is that it can do it.
There’s a couple of them floating around the Chesterfield area, and I can’t help but think ‘lucky ba5t@rd5’...

NDNDNDND

1,285 posts

147 months

Thursday 8th April
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jimmytheone said:
Is it me or does there seem to be some nasty Rev hanging or cdv going on there?
It does sound a little strange - I assumed he was keeping his foot more or less on the carpet during upshifts and relying on the rev limiter to keep the engine from grenading.

Looked quite understeer-y too. It looked a bit disappointing but, as SWoll says above, this probably isn't showing the Yaris in an environment it's designed for.

MiseryStreak

2,424 posts

171 months

Thursday 8th April
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s m said:
Water Fairy said:
I assume the top speed is still limited on this? Would be interesting to see a time unrestricted.
Does it get over 145 at the Ring?

I imagine it’s speed limited by aero and power rather than a Rev limiter? i.e. can it hit max revs in 6th? ( 24.7 mph in 6th and limiter over 7k ? )
It hits the speed limiter in fifth gear. 143 mph is nowhere near its power vs. drag top speed. 0-124 mph in 19 seconds and hits the limiter at 143 mph in another 12, so 0-top speed in 31 seconds.

SWoll

10,776 posts

222 months

Thursday 8th April
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georgecars1 said:
SWoll said:
Totally unsuited to the ring I'd have thought, way too much high speed stuff. Great fun on a UK B-Road though, which is of course far more important.
It has about the same power, torque and weight as a Megane RS 265 Cup. I would have thought perfect for the Nurburgring?
Gearing, wheelbase, ride height, suspension travel, aero, AWD v FWD?

NDNDNDND said:
Looked quite understeer-y too. It looked a bit disappointing but, as SWoll says above, this probably isn't showing the Yaris in an environment it's designed for.
It's a spiritual successor to the EVO 6/Impreza STI/Celica GT4 for me, and they wouldn't have been suited to the ring either. I say that as a compliment in case anyone is wondering. Longer gearing, harder suspension etc. would make it a far worse car for UK B roads I'm sure.

Edited by SWoll on Thursday 8th April 11:51

Flanners

139 posts

94 months

Thursday 8th April
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Having read up about 'record breaking' times round the 'ring, it all seems pretty meaningless and of little relevance especially so for a car like the Yaris.

cookie1600

1,449 posts

125 months

Thursday 8th April
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I stopped at the part where a comparison was made with a Range Rover SVR.

I'm sure someone else can trot out the tropes about the morning school run etc. etc.

WCZ

8,366 posts

158 months

Thursday 8th April
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quite a bit slower than I expected tbh, does anyone have any laptimes of other circuits from the yaris?

s m

20,612 posts

167 months

Thursday 8th April
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WCZ said:
quite a bit slower than I expected tbh, does anyone have any laptimes of other circuits from the yaris?
Sachsenring was 1:40.65

s m

20,612 posts

167 months

Thursday 8th April
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MiseryStreak said:
s m said:
Water Fairy said:
I assume the top speed is still limited on this? Would be interesting to see a time unrestricted.
Does it get over 145 at the Ring?

I imagine it’s speed limited by aero and power rather than a Rev limiter? i.e. can it hit max revs in 6th? ( 24.7 mph in 6th and limiter over 7k ? )
It hits the speed limiter in fifth gear. 143 mph is nowhere near its power vs. drag top speed. 0-124 mph in 19 seconds and hits the limiter at 143 mph in another 12, so 0-top speed in 31 seconds.
Yes, I’d imagine it would have another 10mph left in but not much more with standard power I mean


MiseryStreak

2,424 posts

171 months

Thursday 8th April
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s m said:
Sachsenring was 1:40.65
All here:

https://fastestlaps.com/models/toyota-gr-yaris

WojaWabbit

979 posts

182 months

Thursday 8th April
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Not too shabby on PS4S and hitting its top speed halfway down the Döttinger Höhe. Think the FK8 did 8:01 on the Sport Auto test but unsure what rubber that was on and that has a 169mph top speed and more significant aero, so the GR time is in the ball park of where i'd expect it to be.