The new entry-level Yaris R1A rally car has been developed to comply with FIA R1A regulations that permit only limited performance modifications to production vehicles with engines up to 1.4-liters in displacement.
The upgrade kit from Toyota includes racing exhaust and catalytic converter system, shorter final drive gear, motorsport suspension with adapted springs and adjustable ride height.
Naturally, the Yaris also gains a comprehensive suite of safety features including a bolt-in roll cage, guards for sump, fuel tank and fuel lines, fire extinguishers, rally seats and safety harness plus power cut-off switch.
The Japanese automaker said that it expects the Yaris R1A is to become the first car in the world to be awarded FIA R1A homologation before the end of the year. The homologation will allow drivers of the car to compete regional, national and international competitions all the way up to World Rally Championship events.
TMG (Toyota Motorsports GmbH) said it is taking orders for the Yaris R1A now, with donor car and upgrade kit (excluding tax and installation) priced at approximately €22,500 or GBP 17,700.