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The Summer Will Never Come For Hypothetical Toyota GR Yaris Convertible

We wouldn’t say no to a GR Yaris Cabrio, but Toyota likely would.

You need to start another online petition if you want Toyota to build an open-top version of the GR Yaris, but with such cars becoming less popular, we truly doubt that they would even consider making it.

With that out of the way, let’s move on the digital image of the car, which portrays it with the roof stowed behind the seats, a couple of rollover bars and traditional antenna mounted on the windshield frame.

XTomi kept it simple and left the body kit, wheels, badges and others untouched, so a hypothetical GR Yaris would look very similar to this rendering.

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Chopping the roof off would come with an inevitable weight penalty, as the chassis would require further strengthening. The suspension would have to be re-tuned, so the driving dynamics of the car would be quite different.

It would also be a tad slower to 62 mph (100 km/h) than the real model which does it in 5.5 seconds and maxes out at 230 km/h (143 mph). The 1.6-liter turbocharged three-pot pushes out 257 HP (261 PS / 192 kW) and 266 lb-ft (360 Nm) of torque and is matched to a six-speed manual gearbox and four-wheel drive.

We’re still waiting for Toyota to drop the pricing details for the Euro-spec, but in Japan, where the GR Yaris comes with 268 HP (272 PS / 200 kW) and 273 lb-ft (370 Nm), it will set you back 3.96 million yen for the RZ 1st Edition and 4.56 million Yen for the RZ High-Performance. At the current exchange rates, that’s $36,029 and $41,488, respectively.

 

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