The most powerful Toyota Vitz ever

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Headlines are saying all sorts of different things about this new Vitz (Yaris) like “The new Yaris is a Prius from hell”, “Yaris Hybrid-R is a pocket rocket”, “A Yaris you’d actually want to drive”.

These are the headlines that greeted Toyota latest PR stunt of creating a Toyota Vitz/Yaris Hybrid -R. That R at the end changes everything. Vitz/Yaris isn’t a surprisingly likeable car, it’s not fun to drive or own. It’s just a car to ferry you about here and there. But a 420 BHP hot hatch can put a smile on everyone’s face.

Even Toyota’s Hybrid cars are known as boring cars but this isn’t! This is an all-wheel-drive cars but with a unique system. Manufacturers usually develop front engined, front wheel drive cars as they are cheap to build.

The front wheels of the cars are powered like a normal Vitz/Yaris is powered. The turbocharged 1.6 liter engine develops 300 bhp which powers the front wheels and for the back, two electric motors, each producing a 60 bhp for each wheels bumping Yaris/Vitz’s total bhp to 420.

And there’s also a third electric motor between the engine and 6-speed sequential transmission that works as a generator during acceleration and deceleration. I have no idea what that means!

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This little hatch also has a kinetic energy recovery system from the Toyota’s TS030 Le Mans prototype car. The super capacitor is installed underneath the rear seats.

Lap times, 0-to-60 times aren’t announced by Toyota as of now but it will be quick. The car will be formally unveiled at next week’s Frankfurt Auto Show.

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14 Comments
  1. Muhammad Umar says

    This little Beast will be something to Go For. if some one is truly motor sports enthusiast and can afford then this Japanese Beauty will be the one!

  2. Samad Khan says

    A tiny hatchback with 420hp hybrid motors just doesn't make any sense. And forgive me but that front-end with the gaping Phantom mouth is ugly!

  3. Saad Ali Gishkori Baloch says

    haha…

  4. Ameen Gul says

    420 ponies and this tiny hatch… uhm doesn't make any sense oh yeah… it might have wings then hmm grt.

  5. Syed Waji says

    not bad

  6. Azeem Malik says

    All i see is that you're little Biased stupid Asshole.
    How the Fuck does that not make any Sense? The Automobile Industry is finally moving ahead, These Mainstream Corolla/Camry/Accord are what idiots like you would prefer over cars with actually something new in it. I fucking hate you, Burn in hell.

  7. Rvfz Perwez says

    True …. will be ugliest car to touch 400 BHP mark 😀

  8. Rvfz Perwez says

    Ugliest car to touch 400 BHP mark 😀 … front and back are total turn down !!

  9. Humble Guy says

    grt shape

  10. Shahab Nasir says

    i wud actually agree with you. 420 hp 'hybrid' toyota wud eventually cost more than a 1 series M or even an m3 probably. hybrid is good but shit expensive. seems pointless to me. they cud have done a lil better if they had gone this far with the GT86

  11. Muhammad Shahzad says

    looks like over loaded.

  12. Sajjad says

    This is the best looking hybrid Toyota has ever produced.

  13. Fazal Wahab says

    Yaris Hybrid-R, is not destined for production, it will just be a concept. the Hybrid racing technology being test in this car will be used by Toyota in the future TRD technology and performance. Especially in currently under design TD030 Hybrid Le Mans track car.
    There will be no as such Hybrid 400HP vitz in any future.

  14. Fazal Wahab says

    Yaris Hybrid-R, is not destined for production, it will just be a concept. the Hybrid racing technology being test in this car will be used by Toyota in the future TRD technology and performance. Especially in currently under design TD030 Hybrid Le Mans track car.
    There will be no as such Hybrid 400HP vitz in any future.

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