Video: 2021 Toyota GR Yaris Rallye – Four-minute Fang (POV)

At the hardcore end of the hot hatch spectrum, Toyota offers the all-new GR Yaris. And for the absolute nutters out there, it also offers a special Rallye edition bringing some very tasty enhancements.

Chief among which is a limited-slip differential for the front and rear axle. Not only is that unheard of in this day and age for a hot hatch, these provide any even tighter distribution of power, on top of the already-high capabilities of the ‘GR-Four’ all-wheel drive system.

Power comes from the same record-breaking 1.6-litre turbo three-cylinder engine. It enthusiastically generates 200kW and a super-impressive 370Nm. All of that is channelled exclusively through a six-speed manual.

How does it go? Well, we haven’t put together one of our ‘four-minute fang’ videos for a while noq, so we thought this could be a great opportunity to give you a virtual test drive in mostly point-of-view (POV) fashion.

We will be putting together a full review very soon, and it will include our usual 0-100 and engine sound video. In the meantime, sit back and enjoy a three-cylinder blast on one of our favourite test routes.

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Brett is the editor and founder of PerformanceDrive. He's obsessed with driving, having played with Matchbox cars until he was tall enough to drive a real one. After initially working as a mechanic, Brett earned a degree in journalism and entered media as an editorial assistant at Top Gear Australia magazine. He then worked at CarAdvice. His dream is to live next door to the Nurburgring in Germany.