It's time for a Japanese hot hatch showdown!
We have actually got Yianni in the brand-new Civic Type R, and he's taking on versus Mat in the GR Yaris!
So let's see how these two compare. Beginning with the Type R, it's powered by a 2-litre turbo gas that can deliver 329hp and 420Nm of torque. It drives the front wheels through a manual transmission, and it suggestions the scales at 1,429 kg.
Then we have the GR Yaris. It's equipped with a 1.6-litre 3-cylinder turbo that can put down 261hp and 360Nm. Much like the Type R, it's a manual, and it suggestions the scales at 1,280 kg. Nevertheless, it has one essential advantage over the Type R – it's four-wheel drive!
Does this indicate it'll be a clean sweep for the GR Yaris? Or will the additional power of the Type R push it to triumph? There's just one method to find out … LET'S RACE!
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