220 kW, all-wheel drive and manual transmission — Motoringnz

No performance figures have been released yet, this output should be enough to give the heavier Corolla 0-100 km/h bragging rights over its smaller $54,990 brother.

Although GR would introduce Corolla with an automated transmission, it is not finished yet. The car has a six-speed manual transmission with a rev-matching function.

This transmission powers a GR-Four four-wheel drive system that does not have a center differential, instead a clutch pack between the cardan shaft and rear differential. According to the GR Yaris sold here, it has Torsen locking differentials front and rear.

Another commonality is the ability to heavily preload the rear wheels with a 30/70 torque split. It is also possible to split the four-wheel drive system equally – this 50/50 split is probably the fastest way to drive on a track.

The body has widened front and rear wheel arches, no doubt matching wider suspension tracks and thicker wheels/tyres. There is a much larger front grille opening than a standard Corolla, flanked by large ducts. The most unusual feature is at the rear – a triple exhaust with a centrally shaped muffler.

How did this come about? A member of an enthusiast form – true, not listed – managed to find an already live staging URL already live and display images and important details. The site was later taken offline, but not before the photos and information spread.

Amazingly, the GR will be the first really hot showroom Corolla available since the GT models from the 1980s to the early 1990s.

220 kW, all-wheel drive and manual transmission — Motoringnz

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