We were in the room at Thunder Studios in Long Beach, California when TOYOTA GAZOO Racing unveiled the new GR Corolla the day before the opening of Formula Drift.
The GR Corolla is not just for race enthusiasts but for anyone who craves something extra in your driving experience, that something that elevates the fun factor beyond expectations. TOYOTA GAZOO Racing, and it’s the crazy detail-obsessed team and master driver Akio Toyoda, a.k.a. Morizo, signed off their approval on this all-new addition to Toyota’s growing lineup of sports cars. A lineup that brings exceptional performance, handling, and functionality that driving fanatics have been waiting for. A sports car with supercar performance at a value that only Toyota could build and thanks to TOYOTA GAZOO Racing that dream is here.
Powered by a turbocharged, direct/port-injected three-cylinder engine, GR Corolla delivers 300 hp and 273 lb.-ft. of torque. Engineered for snappy acceleration out of the corners, output hits peak torque at 3000-5500 rpm, with max horsepower coming at 6500 rpm. Its thrill-inducing power is piped through a unique triple exhaust that’s designed to reduce the backpressure for maximum power delivery.
GR Corolla will come in two grades, Core and Circuit Edition. The Core Grade will be available later this year in white, black, and Supersonic Red (car on this page). It will have a color-keyed roof with a black rear lip spoiler, GR-Four stamped side rockers, and wide-fender flares. On the inside, seating for five will come with GR logoed fabric sports seats.
Now we are in love with the Circuit Edition in Heavy Metal and with a limited-run model available in 2023 it’s sure to be popular, other standard colors are white and Supersonic Red. The Circuit Edition’s interior is finished in black with red trim details around the door handles, center console, steering wheel, and side air vents. Outside The Circuit Edition features a bulging hood with functional gloss-black air ducts. The Carbon Fiber roof is matched with a matte-black roof-mounted shark-fin antenna you also have a rear lower bumper cover with functional gloss-black air vents. From that wide stance with a low silhouette and that crazy power plant creating 300 hp and 273 pound-feet of torque, the new GR Corolla is more than just a looker, and it’s fast as your imagination. GR Corolla
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