Dirty GR Yaris badge, a sign of honour.
Review: 2021 Toyota GR Yaris
By Ethan Burrell - Posted 14/03/2021. Post on DriveTribe also on 14/03/2021.
A guaranteed icon, future classic & a potential car of a generation.
Like its forefathers before it, the Yaris GR seeks to inspire the next generation of petrolheads to a brighter future; where acceleration, handling & unfailing excitement prevail over the abyss of perverted electro science.
Is it 'THAT' good?
Maybe its not as good as we think, maybe it falls short of previous homologation specials - if it existed, would an Evo 11 make this little car seem crude & unfinished? Maybe we as true, raw, car bores revere the Yaris purely because it gives hope that the clutches of the Crossover & Electron haven't snuffed out the Chevron pump yet?
Dirt don't slow you down.
On my first drive with NTA I took the long way home, via my favorite local road, it was late after work & I was tired so as I approached it I almost didn't feel up to it - but I'm glad the Yaris didn't feel the same way. The short two miles or so that the road is just disappeared and I entered a driving zen, when I got to the end I turned around & did the road again; and that kind of says it all really. I got home wide awake, no longer hungry for dinner as I'd just finished a meal of excitement with a side of adrenaline - this is a car that can make even the most callus of palms moist with sweat. I did eat dinner, but I went back out again and took my brother for a ride so I could share my enjoyment with someone, experiences and descriptions like that normally apply to a shin-high sex rocket not a 4 seater Toyota hatch-back.
Where are the Negatives? There must be negatives!!
Life with the Wild one.