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If you've ever wished that Toyota would release a sporty lineup the way Honda does with Mugen and Modulo, then your prayers have been answered. Meet the GR sports car series, courtesy of Gazoo Racing.

The lineup consists of three classifications: the top-of-the-line GRMN, the mid-range GR, and the entry-level GR Sport. The GRMN cars will feature a tuned engine for a limited time. 

GR and GR Sport variants for the Vitz (Yaris), and GR Sport versions of the Prius PHV, Harrier, Mark X, Voxy, and Noah will be available this month in Japanese dealerships. The Vitz GRMN (with a 1.8-liter supercharged mill), 86 GR, Aqua GR Sport, and Prius α GR Sport models will be released  in the near future. 

Our favorite of the lot, though, is the 86 GR. Upgrades to the sports car include full aero parts, Sachs suspension, Recaro seats, Rays aluminum wheels, smaller steering wheel, flashy new brake calipers, and a Torsen-type limited slip differential. The white paint with dashes of red and black looks athletic, but still very tasteful. 

The good news is that Toyota plans to eventually release this series outside of its home country, as evidenced by the Yaris GRMN's launch in Europe earlier this year. Hi, Toyota Motor Philippines....

Jason Tulio
Staff Writer
Like most guys, Jason inherited his love for cars from watching his dad talk about and tinker with them while he was growing up. Since then, he has leveled up into the roles of motoring journalist/wannabe mechanic/concerned motorist.
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