FIRST DRIVE: Toyota GR Yaris Rally Car

Well… sort of a rally car. Known as a homologation special, this Toyota GR Yaris has been built with the distinct purpose of providing the perfect base for a WRC car.

Lower roof line. Wider track. The shared parts between this and your nan’s Yaris are few and far between.

The 3-cylinder turbo motor sends its 205kW (257hp) to all four wheels and that’s just the start of what makes this hot hatch so unlike its rivals.

So, let’s find out more with Top Gear magazine editor Jack Rix…