Toyota GR Corolla Circuit Edition is Reportedly Coming to Gran Turismo 7

Gran Turismo 7 is set to get a new performance Toyota in the shape of the GR Corolla Circuit Edition, according to several automotive outlets reporting on the car’s unveiling today.

Toyota USA revealed the special edition of the GR Corolla as part of a trio of limited-run models from its Gazoo Racing performance brand earlier today, celebrating the marque’s performance history.

The GR Corolla is already a pretty potent machine. Developed specifically for the North American market, the GR Corolla is a grown-up, four-door interpretation of the GR Yaris. Indeed it shares the powerplant from that rally-ready hatchback, with the 1.6-liter, three-cylinder engine turned up to 300hp for the Corolla.

That’s mated to the GR-Four all-wheel drive system, as originally developed for the Yaris by the Gazoo Racing World Rally Championship team. Although capable of anything from 100:0 and 0:100 torque split, the road car has 60:40, 50:50, and 30:70 settings, depending on the drive mode you select.

For the Circuit Edition model, Toyota adds a unique Blue Flame exterior paint finish, with matching blue accents on the synthetic leather seats, stitching, and the shifter for the six-speed manual box. There’s also forged black, 18-inch BBS wheels, similar to the current Morizo edition — named for Toyota’s “master driver” Akio Toyoda.

There are some under-the-skin revisions too, with model-specific ducts to aid engine bay air flow on top of underbody revisions across the GR Corolla range.

It’ll be limited to just 1,600 units, accompanying the similarly restricted GR Supra 45th Anniversary Edition available as a 900-car run and 860 examples of the GR86 Trueno Edition.

In addition, some outlets — including our friend Adam Ismail at Jalopnik — are also reporting that the GR Corolla Circuit Edition will be coming to Gran Turismo 7.

It’s worth noting that neither Polyphony Digital or, at least in its official press release, Toyota have confirmed this at present, but given the fact the GR Supra, GR Yaris, and GR86 all had virtual launches in Gran Turismo titles before the real thing, it wouldn’t be a particular surprise.

That also means we have no date on when this will come to pass, but with an update likely to arrive next week we could be seeing the GR Corolla very soon.

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