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Christian Von Koenigsegg's Toyota GR Yaris Is for Sale, and It Truly Is a Special Car

One might be tempted to think that Christian von Koenigsegg only drives high-end, blue-blooded models, but they’d be wrong, because the founder of Koenigsegg is a true petrolhead, hence why he chose to buy this Toyota GR Yaris.
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Registered in Sweden in December 2020, the supermini hot hatch with a rallying pedigree has two owners in the papers, including Christian von Koenigsegg, and 10,730 km (6,667 miles) on the clock from new. The first service was carried out this month, when it had 55 km (34 miles) less under its belt, and comprised an engine oil and filter change and an inspection.

Finished in black, on top of a black cabin with red stitching that combines leather and Alcantara, this GR Yaris rides on 18-inch wheels, with Michelin Pilot Sport 4S tires wrapped around them. It is also equipped with the Circuit Pack, which brings extra goodies, such as the performance-tuned suspension, and limited-slip differentials at the front and rear, together with the aforementioned alloys, and rubber signed by Michelin.

Koenigsegg hasn’t messed around with the oily bits, and neither has its second owner. As a result, the turbocharged 1.6-liter three-cylinder engine still develops 261 ps (257 hp / 192 kW) and 360 Nm (266 lb-ft) of torque, like in all Euro-spec copies of the GR Yaris. The Japanese one is a bit more potent, with 272 ps (268 hp / 200 kW) and 370 Nm (273 lb-ft) available via the right pedal. The car has a six-speed manual transmission and all-wheel drive.

Still located in Sweden, this GR Yaris has been listed for grabs on CollectingCars. At the time of writing, the highest bid was €30,750 ($32,400), and with four days left in the online auction, it will likely change hands for a bit more than that. What would your cap on it be?

Editor's note: This article was not sponsored or supported by a third-party.

 
 
 
 
 

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