Toyota is Going to Places where other OEMs have feared to tread. We recently reviewed the 2022 GR86 and we were convinced that it’s one of the best entry-level enthusiast cars with a sub-$30K price. The GR86 delivers a performance-to-fun factor that few cars can match. While front-engine, rear wheel drive sport coupes with a manual transmission may not be what accountants see as the best use of company resources, accountants are boring people.
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Since a 2-door sport coupe may not be practical for every enthusiast, Toyota’s 2023 GR Corolla Four will offer a hot hatch with 300 turbocharged horsepower, AWD and a 6-speed manual transmission. The GR Four will be lighter than the Golf R, WRX and STI, while having the best power-to-weight ratio of the bunch. It’s been 40 years since Toyota has offered a turbocharged AWD platform (Celica All-trac), but technological advances allows the new GR Corolla’s 3-cylinder, 1.6-liter engine to put out more power than the racing variants of the 2.0-liter, 4-cylinder used in the 1990s.
We will get all the specs about the car today with the exception of the MSRP. Here is a look at some shots of the new platform. Let us know what you think.
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