Toyota GR Yaris With Rocket Bunny Kit Is A Ludicrously Wide Hot Hatch

Rocket Bunny is famous for creating outrageously styled body kits, especially fenders wide enough to swallow the widest wheels imaginable. The brand now offers a redesign of the Toyota GR Yaris that makes the hot hatch ready for a world rally championship stage.

There is a massive hole in the front end that allows unobstructed airflow to the intercooler, which is also much larger than the stock in these photos. Large ducks rise at angles in the corners, and there is a prominent divider at the bottom.

On the side, the Rocket Bunny kit includes the brand’s wide wings. At the rear, the new parts include inlets that would at least appear to be for brake cooling.

The stern features a gargantuan wing that requires additional brackets that attach to the lower deck. A new bumper has large outlets that would likely allow air to flow through the fender inlets.

Even without those wild looks, the GR Yaris is an impressive hot hatch. Its turbocharged 1.6-liter three-cylinder engine develops 257 horsepower (192 kilowatts) in the European version or 268 hp (200 kW) in the version available in Japan. Regardless of the region, the model uses a six-speed manual transmission with all-wheel drive and a Torsen limited-slip differential on each axle.

This configuration allows the vehicle to reach 100 kilometers per hour (62 miles per hour) in less than 5.5 seconds. Toyota electronically limits the top speed to 230 km / h.

If the Rocket Bunny kit is too extreme for you, then Toyota’s Gazoo Racing division has a suite of modifications for the GR Yaris that are a bit softer. A new front fairing includes a massive mesh grille. One of the strangest touches is the exhaust with two sets of dual outlets, which gives the hot hatch more pipes coming out of the rear while there are cylinders for the engine.

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