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Toyota GR Yaris v MINI GP - DRAG RACE

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How’s this for a hot hatch drag race line-up! Mat’s sat in the carwow Car of the Year 2021, the Toyota GR Yaris, and it’s going up against the MINI GP!
First up we have the GR Yaris, which is powered by a 1.6-litre 3 cylinder turbo engine to deliver 261hp 360Nm. As for the MINI GP? Well, it’s up on power, with a 2-litre 4 cylinder engine providing 306hp and 450Nm of torque!
However, power isn’t everything! The track’s pretty wet, and while the MINI is only front-wheel-drive, the GR Yaris is all-wheel-drive! Will that be enough to push Mat through to victory? Or will the manual gearbox in the Toyota ultimately lose out to the automatic MINI?
There’s only one way to find out… LET’S RACE!
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  1. Mat Watson Cars

    Mat Watson Cars

    7 dagen geleden

    Hi Mat Watson here 👋. Which would you have out of these two cars. Let me know by replying to me here. BTW... make sure you are following carwow on Instagram for behind the scenes stuffage:

    • LivingThroughTV


      7 uur geleden

      GR by a long shot.

    • Muhammad Alfa

      Muhammad Alfa

      Dag geleden

      Chevrolet camero vs MUSTAG

    • DudeOrdinary


      Dag geleden

      Gr. With sound enhancements deleted,

    • Frans Badenhorst

      Frans Badenhorst

      Dag geleden

      The Yaris 👍🏻

    • Desi Gurlys

      Desi Gurlys

      2 dagen geleden

      Mat,talk a bit louder

  2. A J Thomas

    A J Thomas

    55 minuten geleden

    It didn't really pick up any better did it - there's delay in the signal being given by one car and received in the other. Guaranteed if it was the other way around, the Mini would jump six inches first before mullering the Yaris.

  3. senpai toast

    senpai toast

    2 uur geleden

    That Yaris just looks like the most fun car to drive

  4. Y S

    Y S

    7 uur geleden

    Anyone else remember the Mazda 323 GTX? Twas the GR Yaris of ye olden days.

  5. x


    13 uur geleden

    Toyota begins to wobble, with CH-R parts failure. Factory defective parts in the TOYOTA CH-R, when the Extracare + 1 contemplates it, and then wants you to pay for it. BOOK SCAM.

  6. Dr Sandeep Parwaga

    Dr Sandeep Parwaga

    13 uur geleden

    The GR is still impressive. Great little car.

  7. Charles Holmes Jr

    Charles Holmes Jr

    18 uur geleden

    that mini won sound check

  8. Sonny Santiago Czucz

    Sonny Santiago Czucz

    20 uur geleden

    Can you put the speedometer on the screen so we can see the speed of how fast you go /the car

  9. Roger


    Dag geleden

    I don't care if it's slower, I want that GR Yaris because 6 speed MT!!!!!!!

  10. Kavita Narwani

    Kavita Narwani

    Dag geleden

    Mini is the best

  11. Giannis Bozatzidis

    Giannis Bozatzidis

    Dag geleden

    Yeah, when you do a drag race between a manual and an auto, a very good driver should sit on the manual and you in the auto, if not then you blame the car for that and it just isn't right for the GR Yaris or any other car you drive...

    • Car Reviews by M A 7

      Car Reviews by M A 7

      21 uur geleden

  12. Ishaaq A. Tolentino

    Ishaaq A. Tolentino

    Dag geleden

    How about a VW Scirocco 2.0TDI?

  13. hubsan14


    Dag geleden

    wow only 33500 pounds in denmark it costes 67763 pounds with the circult pack because of taxes dang uk is cheap

    • Car Reviews by M A 7

      Car Reviews by M A 7

      21 uur geleden

  14. colin5577


    Dag geleden

    I've had a GP1 and GP2. Loved them. Out of these two? I'd have the Yaris all day, every day.

  15. Muhammad Alfa

    Muhammad Alfa

    Dag geleden

    Chavrolet camero vs MUSTAG

  16. Uriel González

    Uriel González

    Dag geleden


  17. Robin Gerhard Popma

    Robin Gerhard Popma

    Dag geleden

    Thanks for the video. Dunno what tyres were on the Mini GP but still assuming: The Yaris winning the braketest mainly thanks to the Michelin PS4S imho. Cheers Robin

  18. twyford


    Dag geleden

    Nice jump start by Mat in the drag race there.

  19. Slavery is Freedom, War is Peace

    Slavery is Freedom, War is Peace

    Dag geleden

    A lighter car with less weight should be faster overall. However, in Australia the mini would cost around $80,000 new and we are told that the Yaris will have a starting price of just under $40,000. I will take the yaris over a pretend mini thanks.



    Dag geleden

    La mayoría de las pruebas de aceleración que hacen son muy dudosas por las condiciones climatológicas que hay en su país, porqué los autos a la hora de acelerar pierden mucho tiempo porqué patinan demasiado que trae como consecuencia que los tiempos de aceleración se vean afectados asi como los resultados de las demás pruebas de aceleración y frenado; como sugerencia deberian de hacer todas sus pruebas en condiciones más estables y sobre todo en seco

  21. Relentless Pursuit

    Relentless Pursuit

    Dag geleden

    Next time, run this modified GP against the modified GR - GP running 320 in this vid vs the GR 260. GP at 320 and GR at 320 will be a fair test, and one which we can all call the winner 😎 (spoiler alert - it wont be the BMW)

  22. Philip Woollins

    Philip Woollins

    Dag geleden

    Proper little car that..

  23. MrSonicAdvance


    Dag geleden

    That Toyota will be lucky to survive 50K miles without needing an engine rebuild.

  24. Martin Stanchev

    Martin Stanchev

    Dag geleden

    I still prefer the Mini, Toyota is the Pakistani dream car.. good for uber only

  25. ᄏᄏᄏᄏᄏᄏ


    Dag geleden

    Please review Ssangyong. I beg you.

  26. Cs3v3n


    2 dagen geleden

    Mini in Eco/Normal mode for everything. No pops or speed without being in Sport/GP mode.

  27. Adam Hamilton

    Adam Hamilton

    2 dagen geleden

    GR for me. Manual gearbox, 4wd... all it needs now is another cylinder 😂

  28. Frequent flyer weewee

    Frequent flyer weewee

    2 dagen geleden

    Well IMHO try any mountain path and the GR shall not even see the mini head light. Yep mini no even gonna smell the GR sweet exhaust.

  29. Mugen Mugen

    Mugen Mugen

    2 dagen geleden

    Seems the Yaris isn’t all that , be interested to see how it fairs against the mini round a track , maybe something you could look into instead of just drag racing . How a car handles round a track us more important than a drag race

  30. Mini Life

    Mini Life

    2 dagen geleden

  31. Julian Alderson

    Julian Alderson

    2 dagen geleden

    Still yaris for me. Would slaughter mini round twistys'

  32. Rennie Ash

    Rennie Ash

    2 dagen geleden

    Yaris is faster around the streets though with that take off, would be fun

  33. Freddy Gunawan

    Freddy Gunawan

    2 dagen geleden

    4wd vs 2wd?😂

  34. Dave Slingbart

    Dave Slingbart

    2 dagen geleden

    if it cost more than a WRX then its not worth buying.

  35. Chris Green

    Chris Green

    2 dagen geleden

    Shows the difference between awesome auto and mediocre manual

  36. Remya J

    Remya J

    2 dagen geleden

    1:23 MINI

  37. Golden G

    Golden G

    2 dagen geleden

    Mat Watson reminds me of ken miles

  38. Remya J

    Remya J

    2 dagen geleden


  39. Remya J

    Remya J

    2 dagen geleden


  40. 鸿世


    2 dagen geleden

    yaris what a useless car

  41. Mersid Azozic

    Mersid Azozic

    2 dagen geleden

    Atleast its a perfect rally car

  42. LEGOwski


    2 dagen geleden

    Meanwhile the 2004 Dodge Neon SRT4 had 2.4 ,4 cyl turbo, with 230 Hp and 5 gear manual. It weighted 1300kg and could do 0-60 mph in 5,3 sec. And all of this only via FWD. Now that is something even today when u compare it to totally new GR yaris with more power, 4WD...

  43. Shane House

    Shane House

    2 dagen geleden

    Can we get a track race next

  44. H R

    H R

    2 dagen geleden

    4 cylinder beats 3 any day 👍

  45. Drimzow Letsoalo

    Drimzow Letsoalo

    2 dagen geleden

    Matt, you shift like a lady

  46. RIK LEE


    2 dagen geleden

    Mini ! Mini !

  47. PPC4


    2 dagen geleden

    Probably the only video that made me immediately head over to the local Toyota website to find out it costs £30k for the basic model and £33.5k for the circuit pack........ Damn that's a hard price to justify. And I used to have a Lupo GTi which this feels a like a decent modern successor.

  48. demotrail


    2 dagen geleden

    Toyota should stick in building ordinary practical cars .. they suck big time in sport cars

  49. Łukasz Łukasz

    Łukasz Łukasz

    2 dagen geleden

    F*ck Toyota

  50. Justyna A.

    Justyna A.

    2 dagen geleden

    Mini needs to heat up so the exhaust is better sound as it pops 🙄

  51. Gareth Fernandes

    Gareth Fernandes

    2 dagen geleden

    I don't think the drag race justified the Toyota it was designed with rally performance in mind

  52. Jakob Kasto

    Jakob Kasto

    2 dagen geleden

    Can you do a Drag race Fiat panda plz

  53. Carl Sagan

    Carl Sagan

    2 dagen geleden

    I'm guessing the Yaris has a longer final gear ratio or something because the way that Mini came back at the end seems like even a dual clutch wouldn't make THAT much difference. I'm guessing the Mini was geared to scream to 90mph and then just give up.

  54. Henrik Paulsen

    Henrik Paulsen

    2 dagen geleden

    I'd still rather have the Yaris, it just looks SO much better than the small BMW. Ok ok, I might be a little biased, since I already had an XP90 (1.3 Luna), currently have an XP130 (1.33 Delight, facelift) and have an XP210 H4 in order...

  55. 8 Valve nation

    8 Valve nation

    2 dagen geleden

    I'm so glad the mini won , I don't like the yaris👎

  56. Ronaldo Angelo Sy

    Ronaldo Angelo Sy

    3 dagen geleden

    Usually good automatic would beat a good manual on straights

  57. DTM33


    3 dagen geleden

    GR its nice but still a Toyota, Mini made by germans..



    3 dagen geleden

    japan vs uk

    • Alle Warten Auf Das Licht

      Alle Warten Auf Das Licht

      2 dagen geleden

      Whereabouts in the UK is Bavaria. Mini is German since BMW took over.

  59. c S

    c S

    3 dagen geleden

    Yaris 😍

  60. Chris Cramp

    Chris Cramp

    3 dagen geleden

    You should do an these comparisons test on a loose surface with these 2 cars the GR Yaris, should win them all of the tests after all that is what the car is designed for

  61. Fix and Drive

    Fix and Drive

    3 dagen geleden

    I hate a 3 cilinder engine sound, sorry.

  62. cole privett

    cole privett

    3 dagen geleden

    Admit it, we all came to see the mini lose

  63. Vishal Sujeeun

    Vishal Sujeeun

    3 dagen geleden

    Mazda CX-8 vs Kia Sorento please drag race.

  64. Brad T

    Brad T

    3 dagen geleden

    Reliability test? Toyota ftw

  65. Michelle Armani

    Michelle Armani

    3 dagen geleden

    Mini JCW GP is mini!!!!! Yaris is Japans Cucumber!!!

    • Alle Warten Auf Das Licht

      Alle Warten Auf Das Licht

      2 dagen geleden

      And Mini is Germany's attempt at being interesting.

  66. Aanand Kumar

    Aanand Kumar

    3 dagen geleden


  67. colinmccleansworth


    3 dagen geleden

    Honestly the mini gp looks abseloutely beautiful

  68. Jo Kensy

    Jo Kensy

    3 dagen geleden

    This is one cool looking Yaris 😍

  69. 5five6


    3 dagen geleden

    30+ kilos and 40+ hp difference, just a shame it wasn’t CVT or auto, as his gear changes are a little poor...

  70. Viper


    3 dagen geleden

    At 3:50 that Mini coming through with alot of more speed and a car length ahead than the Yaris, yet it wins only by a nose length. This video is suspicious. I think the mini actually won by 2 car lengths but for the video it's better to win by a nose length.🤷‍♂️

  71. Nandar Channel

    Nandar Channel

    3 dagen geleden

    Banyak bacot jd banyak w skip... w cm mau liat drag nya aja😡🤬😁😁😊🙃💦😅🤣😂

  72. Robin Phimsirivanno

    Robin Phimsirivanno

    3 dagen geleden

    I want one

  73. firminisi


    3 dagen geleden

    Esse cara conversa demais...pqp. Nego enjoado do crlh!

  74. orebisa


    3 dagen geleden

    Should not drive while holding a walkie talkie during the test the result is unfair.

  75. ahmed torjmen

    ahmed torjmen

    3 dagen geleden

    aston martin vs bentley

  76. j agustin

    j agustin

    3 dagen geleden

    3:32 race starts

  77. Rob


    3 dagen geleden

    BMW auto gearboxes are pretty good...

  78. Oleg Mavrodiev

    Oleg Mavrodiev

    3 dagen geleden

    Toyota !

  79. MrBazsi888


    3 dagen geleden

    Mat wanted to buy this GR, but he was very annoyed about the performance brilliance of the GP.

  80. Daniel Gutierrez

    Daniel Gutierrez

    3 dagen geleden

    That race would be amazing if you included the swift boosterjet

  81. Lee


    3 dagen geleden

    3:29 START

  82. LanderFH


    3 dagen geleden

    Gr Yaris in a mountain road wins by far

  83. Rupi singh

    Rupi singh

    3 dagen geleden

    Si much info Yeah waton thanx 🙏 😘 ☺ 👍 😊

  84. RED GUY


    3 dagen geleden

    Mat!!! Do a drag race between this Yaris gr and a Vw golf r, Mercedes a45, i30n, golf gti, Audi rs5

  85. Jaf


    3 dagen geleden

    Ridiculous 🤣 T’as rien compris aux boites manuelles, rentre chez toi avec ton humour à 2 centimes, tu ne sers qu’à ça. Désabonné de votre chaîne depuis des mois tellement vous êtes nuls on me propose ça...j’y vais...même bullshit

  86. TatTruck YT

    TatTruck YT

    3 dagen geleden

    *_Тойота делает вещи!_*

  87. Le Gloin

    Le Gloin

    3 dagen geleden

    one sound inside one outside... wow

  88. FrostTyler


    3 dagen geleden

    I can't believe they've been reviewing MINI/BMW for years and still don't know that you have to put the car in neutral if you want to rev it past it's rev limiter.

  89. Artheria Stormrage

    Artheria Stormrage

    3 dagen geleden

    That MINI is proper quick, but for a 1.6 the Toyota is just insane lol. I'd still choose the Toyota over the MINI any day

  90. Yaacoub tohme

    Yaacoub tohme

    3 dagen geleden

    Lebanese guy talking my opinion toyota is better even if its not fast but its reliable more than the mini

  91. Brian Joyce

    Brian Joyce

    3 dagen geleden

    Neither sound formidable

  92. Ova Macingwane

    Ova Macingwane

    3 dagen geleden

    The mini sounded better Matt

  93. X Y

    X Y

    3 dagen geleden

    Immer diese Gefakten Videos , der Gr hat noch dazu 30 ps weniger ....! Der Gr ist ein kurvenmonster , da kann der Mini sein Wini einpacken .😂

  94. Cash Jay

    Cash Jay

    3 dagen geleden

    Yaris is a just ugly and slow car. Definitely Yaris = Slow

  95. LuckySM


    3 dagen geleden

    The Yaris is fast, but not build for the strip. On a real rally stage he will destroy the Mini

  96. Audreyazrin Audreyazrin

    Audreyazrin Audreyazrin

    3 dagen geleden


  97. Vincent La

    Vincent La

    3 dagen geleden

    The tacit hook simplistically stare because cuticle singly wish underneath a receptive plane. bent, zealous door

  98. Clay Ford

    Clay Ford

    3 dagen geleden

    Was there any question? The Mini was lighter, more hp, and had an auto......I'd still take the Yaris though.

  99. Srisupol Chanel

    Srisupol Chanel

    3 dagen geleden

    Frist look,I think mini be fasterthan yaris.

  100. Nik Gnashers

    Nik Gnashers

    3 dagen geleden

    Nice to see that expensive, over-hyped, yaris get beaten.