Automotive enthusiasts are incredibly difficult to please, so when demand skyrocketed for Toyota’s new GR Corolla Circuit Edition, Toyota listened. Toyota has announced that its popular GR Corolla Circuit Edition will remain in production for model year 2024. The GR Corolla Circuit Edition was initially released in 2021 as a special edition variant of the Corolla hatchback designed specifically for track use but when you combine this level of performance with daily practicality and the reliability of a Toyota, it’s no wonder you can’t find them available in any dealership lots.
The GR Corolla Circuit Edition was designed in collaboration with Toyota Gazoo Racing, the automaker’s in-house motorsports division. The car features a variety of performance upgrades, including a sport-tuned suspension, upgraded brakes, and a limited-slip differential. The car is powered by a 1.6-liter turbocharged three-cylinder engine that produces 300 horsepower and 273 pound-feet of torque, paired with a six-speed manual transmission.
Since its release, the GR Corolla Circuit Edition has proven to be a popular choice among enthusiasts looking for an affordable, track-focused vehicle that can also function as an daily driver. Toyota has also indicated that it may release additional special edition variants of the Corolla in the future, further expanding the lineup of track-focused vehicles available to enthusiasts.
By continuing production of GR Corolla Circuit Edition into 2024, Toyota is definitively letting the automotive community know “we hear you” and “we listened”. The GR Corolla Circuit Edition continues Toyota’s current run of building exhilarating and capable performance vehicles that are accessible to enthusiasts of all skill levels. With its combination of performance upgrades, aggressive styling, and affordable price point, the GR Corolla Circuit Edition is poised to remain a popular choice among track enthusiasts for years to come.