Tokyo Auto Salon 2013: Toyota Vitz (Yaris) Turbo Concept

Toyota Vitz Turbo ConceptToyota Vitz Turbo Concept
Toyota and Gazoo racing have once again collaborated on a killer tuning project for the 2013 edition of the Tokyo Auto Salon. The project car was the brand new Vitz, the third generation model launched in December 2010 in Japan and later introduced to Europeans and Americans as the Yaris supermini.
For their GRMN conversion, they started with the sportiest version of the car, the three-door model powered by a 1.5-liter engine with a five-speed manual. This engine was then turbocharged to produce 150 horsepower and 205 Nm (151 lb-ft) of torque.

The Vits sports a body kit with the usual GRMN-style bumpers and side skirts. It also features 17-inch alloy wheels wrapped in 215/45 R17 tires, coupled with sports suspension and upgraded brakes.

Could this mean Toyota is thinking of offering hot versions of the Yaris, like the old 1.8-liter RS model from 2007? This had 130 hp, so at least this turbo 1.5-liter is a step in the right direction.
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