Toyota is currently on a roll, slapping its Gazoo Racing badge on new models, including on the Yaris, creating the stonking little Toyota GR Yaris in the process.
But before you get confused, keep in mind that Toyota has two GR badges - GR for performance-oriented models and GR Sport is for cars with slight chassis upgrades but with limited-to-no-changes to the powertrain.
After all, it is only a matter of time before Toyota unveils its version of the next-gen 86 – which will be called the GR86 – as Subaru has recently unveiled the equally-new BRZ.
Recall that Toyota and Subaru have been working hand-in-hand to develop and engineer the 86/BRZ – a partnership that isn’t just limited to the sporty duo, but will extend to more vehicles in the future.
To recap, the second-generation Subaru BRZ features a new naturally-aspirated 2.4-litre horizontally-opposed petrol engine that does 231 PS and 249 Nm, mated either to a six-speed manual or six-speed automatic that sends power to the rear wheels.
Now, with the GR86 name in tow, could the next-generation rear-wheel drive Toyota sports car feature stuff that its Subaru counterpart lacks?