Engine: 1.6-litre, in-line 4-cylinder direct injection engine
Maximum Power: Over 380 PS
Maximum Torque: Over 425 Nm
Gearbox: 6-speed hydraulic shift
Top speed: 201 kph (ratio specific)
Toyota Gazoo Racing World Rally Team enjoyed a superb start to their 2018 campaign with a double podium result on Rallye Monte-Carlo yesterday (28 January). Team newcomer Ott Tänak scored an excellent second place, leading home the Yaris WRC of Jari-Matti Latvala.
Tänak impressed throughout his first event in Toyota colours, quickly adapting to the car to set four fastest stage times and challenge for victory in typically demanding road and weather conditions. Lying in second place going into the four stages that made up the fourth and final day of the rally, he played a cautious game which duly delivered his podium result.
More ice and snow await the team on the next event in the WRC calendar, Rally Sweden, running from 15 to 18 February. Toyota Gazoo Racing WRT scored its maiden victory in Sweden last year and will be looking to repeat its success.
The World Rally Championship’s combination of driving heroics, changeable conditions and global locations make it truly spectacular. But unlike mass-start circuit racing, rally’s unique in pitting drivers against the clock only a few minutes apart on closed roads.