Toyota debuts 'GR' line of sports cars

Toyota Launches New Sports Car Range For Japan

Toyota Launches New Sports Car Range For Japan

Still no sign of the new Toyota Supra yet, sadly.

Toyota has announced that it will launch the GR Sport Series sub-brand in Japan to bolster its lineup of sporty cars. The GR series, which stands for Gazoo Racing, will offer models in three performance categories. The supercharged Yaris GRMN (Gazoo Racing Masters of Nürburgring) with over 200 horsepower is a prime example.

Finally, we have the entry-level "GR Sport" grade. And even owners of standard models are able to join the party - because the maker is also premiering "GR Parts", components readily available to tune their cars. There's no perofrmance advantages however, as only cars that are part of the top GRMN range will get engine upgrades. The auto is identical to its European counterpart with its 210 PS 1.8 litre supercharged engine and six-speed manual gearbox, but will also come with a more aggressive front bumper design from the Yaris GR and GR Sport. Aside from the aforementioned additions shared by all GR Sport models, the Yaris, Mark X and Harrier GR Sport also gets additional spot welding points to increase body rigidity, and all but the Yaris GR Sport gain bracing as well. The Toyota 86 GR will receive a unique aero kit, Sachs shock absorbers, Recaro sport seats, Rays alloy wheels, more powerful brakes, and a single exhaust tip.

The GR line is available in Japan from today and will be gradually rolled out in other markets, replacing the "G Sports" range of upgrades available since 2010. It needs 6.3 seconds to sprint from 0-62 miles per hour and tops out at 143 miles per hour. It's convoluted range that covers everything from minivans to sports cars over three "levels" of intensity, so do make sure you're paying attention.

A total of 39 Toyota GR racing shops are expected to be set up in Japan soon.

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