The 2023 Toyota GR Corolla Circuit Edition is back for 2024, offering a head-turning design and thrilling performance.
The Circuit Edition features a striking Blue Flame color option and black forged aluminum 18-inch BBS® wheels.
With its vented bulge hood, sport mesh gloss-black front grille, and angular LED headlights, the GR Corolla Circuit Edition showcases its sporty aesthetics.
Inside, the Circuit Edition boasts Brin Naub® Suede and synthetic leather-trimmed sport seats with blue accents and a JBL® Premium Audio system with eight speakers.
The TOYOTA GAZOO Racing engineering team has made material and aerodynamic updates to enhance the car's performance and stability.
The GR Corolla Circuit Edition is powered by a turbocharged G16E-GTS 1.6-liter 3-cylinder engine, delivering 300 horsepower and 273 lb.-ft. of torque.
It features the rally racing developed GR-FOUR All-Wheel-Drive system, allowing for adjustable torque distribution and exceptional traction.
Built on the Toyota New Global Architecture-C platform, the GR Corolla Circuit Edition offers a super-rigid structure for enhanced handling and durability.
Safety features include Blind Spot Monitor, Rear Cross Traffic Alert, Hill Start Assist Control, and Rear Seat Reminder.
The Circuit Edition is equipped with advanced connectivity options, including an eight-inch touchscreen, voice activation, and wireless Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto compatibility.
The 2023 Toyota GR Corolla Circuit Edition makes a thrilling comeback for the 2024 model year, showcasing its head-turning style with the introduction of the Blue Flame color option, complemented by the sleek Ice Cap. To enhance its sporty appeal, this edition features standard 18-inch BBS® black forged aluminum wheels, reminiscent of the lighter wheels found on the 2023 MORIZO Edition. The striking exterior is further enhanced by black side rocker graphics that extend up to the distinctive GR-Four logo.
Captivating Design Features
Retaining its signature design elements, the Circuit Edition model of the GR Corolla impresses with its vented bulge hood, GR sport mesh gloss-black front grille equipped with functional brake ducts, and angular LED headlights. Aero details continue to captivate on the rear, with a gloss-black rear spoiler, rear lower diffuser, and triple exhaust. Inside, Brin Naub® Suede and synthetic leather-trimmed sport seats adorned with blue accents, a unique blue striped GR shift knob, and blue accent stitching provide a fresh look exclusive to the 2024 model. Furthermore, the Circuit Edition comes standard with a JBL® Premium Audio system boasting eight speakers and an amplifier for an immersive driving experience.
Refined Engineering and Performance
Dedicated to perfection, the TOYOTA GAZOO Racing engineering team has meticulously attended to even the smallest details. Material updates have been made to the chassis, including changes to mounting bolts in the steering gear, rear suspension, and battery ground. Aero updates consist of the addition of aluminum sheets to the front and rear bumpers, as well as a revised duct shape for improved airflow in the front bumper outlet.
Unleashing its true potential, the GR Corolla Circuit Edition is equipped with the turbocharged G16E-GTS 1.6-liter 3-cylinder turbo engine, delivering an impressive 300 horsepower at 6,500 rpm and 273 lb.-ft. of torque at 3,000-5,500 rpm. The exhilarating power is harnessed through a six-speed intelligent Manual Transmission, exclusively designed for all GR Corolla models. The GR-FOUR All-Wheel-Drive system, developed in collaboration with the TOYOTA GAZOO Racing World Rally Championship (WRC) Team, offers precise control with various torque distribution settings, allowing for exceptional traction and stability on different terrains.Enhanced Performance Features
Built on the Toyota New Global Architecture-C platform (TNGA-C), the GR Corolla Circuit Edition boasts a super-rigid structure that incorporates 349 weld points, over 108 additional inches of structural adhesive, one center brace, and three underfloor braces. This ensures exceptional rigidity and durability, providing a solid foundation for superior handling.
With its low center of gravity and circuit-tuned suspension, featuring Independent MacPherson-type strut front suspension and a double-wishbone rear suspension, the GR Corolla delivers optimal power delivery to all four wheels and remarkable cornering capabilities. The 2024 Circuit Edition introduces revisions such as new ribbed flange bolts for the steering gear box and wider head flange bolts for the rear suspension. Notably, battery grounding now utilizes an unpainted bolt for direct metal-to-metal contact.
Safety and Connectivity
Equipped with TSS 3.0 system, the GR Corolla Circuit Edition ensures advanced safety features for a confident and secure driving experience. Additional standard safety features include Blind Spot Monitor (BSM), Rear Cross Traffic Alert (RCTA), Hill Start Assist Control (HAC), and Rear Seat Reminder.
Keeping drivers conveniently connected, the 2024 Circuit Edition comes with an eight-inch color Multi-Information Display (MID) and Toyota Audio Multimedia system featuring an eight-inch touchscreen. The user-friendly system supports various interaction modes, including voice activation through Intelligent Assistant, accessible by simply saying "Hey Toyota." Drive Connect provides access to cloud-based native navigation with real-time Over the Air updates and integrated Google Points of Interest (POI) data. The system also supports wireless Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto compatibility.
Furthermore, Toyota Audio Multimedia allows for simultaneous dual Bluetooth phone connectivity, and a Wi-Fi Connect subscription offers 4G connectivity** for up to five devices, transforming the GR Corolla into an AT&T Hotspot*. Additionally, Integrated Streaming allows drivers to link their Apple Music® and Amazon Music subscriptions to the vehicle. For added peace of mind, the GR Corolla Circuit Edition includes a 10-year trial subscription of Toyota Safety Connect® at no extra cost, providing Emergency Assistance, Stolen Vehicle Locator, Roadside Assistance, and Automatic Collision Notification.