Toyota GR Yaris vs Mitsubishi Evo VI – DRAG RACE *Tommi Makinen Showdown*

How’s this for an old school vs new school drag race! We’ve got Mat in his all-new Toyota GR Yaris, and he’s going up against Yianni in the Mitsubishi Evo VI Tommi Makinen Edition! And even if there’s 20 years between these two competitors, they’re actually more closely matched than you may think…

First up we have the GR Yaris. Powered by a 1.6-litre 3-cylinder turbo petrol, it can produce 261hp and 360Nm, while it also comes with a 6-speed manual gearbox. As for the Evo VI? Well it has 2-litre 4-cylinder turbo petrol, which can produce 276hp and 373Nm! And of course, no surprise to hear that it’s a manual as well.

So they’re pretty similar, right? What’s more, they’re both closely connected to legendary rally driver Tommi Makinen! While the Evo VI we have here is the Tommi Makinen edition (due to him previously winning the WRC in an Evo VI), he was also Team Principal for the Toyota Gazoo Racing, a rally team currently leading the WRC! So what do you think – an easy win for the GR Yaris? Or will the classic Evo take it? There’s only one way to find out… LET’S RACE!

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