Senner Tuning Toyota GR Yaris:  Impressive Power and Chassis Upgrades

Senner Tuning Toyota GR Yaris: Impressive Power and Chassis Upgrades

Senner Tuning, an automotive tuning company based in Ingelheim, has taken the already impressive Toyota GR Yaris and pushed its performance boundaries even further with their “Race Edition” modification. By optimizing the powertrain and upgrading the chassis, Senner Tuning has created a small car that boasts a remarkable 351 horsepower (hp), making it a true “Kraftzwerg” (power dwarf) in its class.

Optimized Powertrain for Enhanced Performance Despite having only three cylinders, the 1.6-liter turbocharged engine in the Toyota GR Yaris has great potential for improvement, and Senner Tuning has capitalized on this. By introducing a large intercooler, the turbocharger receives a constant supply of cooler air, resulting in improved combustion efficiency.

Complementing this upgrade, the installation of a Milltek sports exhaust system, equipped with carbon tailpipe covers, enhances gas flow through the engine. Additionally, new manifolds with sports catalytic converters contribute to more efficient gas exchange. With these modifications, the engine control system has been reprogrammed to optimize overall performance. As a result, the power output has been boosted by 90 hp and the torque by 75 Nm, resulting in a total power output of 351 hp and 435 Nm for the GR Yaris.

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Enhanced Chassis for Improved Handling To ensure that the enhanced power is effectively transferred to the road, Senner Tuning has addressed the chassis of the Toyota GR Yaris as well. The factory-fitted wheels have been replaced with round wheels from the renowned Japanese specialist, Work Wheels. Specifically, the 9.5×18-inch Kiwami wheel, featuring a five-twin-spoke design, now occupies the wheel arches.

Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 semi-slick tires, sized at 245/35, have been fitted to provide optimal grip. Despite the larger dimensions, this new wheel and tire combination reduces the unsprung masses per wheel to 19 kilograms. Adding to the enhanced handling characteristics, a fully adjustable KW coilover kit of Variant III has been installed, offering complete adjustability and lowering the center of gravity by a few centimeters.

Cost and Considerations Senner Tuning estimates the cost of the entire modification project, including the necessary paperwork, at approximately 15,000 euros. While the performance gains and improved handling are certainly impressive, it is important to consider whether such enhancements are necessary for individual needs.

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Furthermore, the financial investment required for this modification amounts to nearly half of the new car price, making it a significant consideration for potential buyers.

Conclusion Senner Tuning has taken the Toyota GR Yaris to new heights with their “Race Edition” modification. By optimizing the powertrain and upgrading the chassis, they have transformed this small car into a powerhouse with 351 hp. However, the decision to pursue such modifications should be weighed carefully, considering both the substantial financial investment and individual requirements.