This Toyota GR Yaris was owned by Christian von Koenigsegg, now it may be yours

The manufacturer of world-famous supersports obviously has a weakness for powerful three-cylinder engines.

Christian von Koenigsegg, the man behind the company that makes some of the most powerful and fastest cars in the world, is not just an entrepreneur, but a true car enthusiast. In addition to the production of famous supersports, it also owns a number of more modest pieces.

Many probably remember the story of how he bought back his first-generation Mazda Mx-5, which he once sold. In addition, at least some more modern Japanese sports car stood in his garage for at least some time, yet from the category of more affordable sports cars.

We are talking about the Toyota GR Yaris, which is now for sale through the Collecting Cars auction network. The car was first registered in Sweden in December 2020 and von Koenigsegg was one of its two owners. Now, however, the car is ready for a new owner, with a range of only 10,730 kilometers.

Many might have expected the famous company to make some changes to the sharp hatchback, but that didn’t happen. The car is in a completely standard condition, painted in elegant black, and received only the so-called “Circuit Pack”, which in addition to red painted brake calipers behind 18 “cast wheels also brings modified chassis settings and especially self-locking differentials on the front and rear axles.

Recall that the GR Yaris has a 1.6-liter supercharged three-cylinder under the hood, which offers the highest output of 192 kW, 360 Nm of torque, accelerates to 100 in 5.5 seconds and reaches speeds of up to 230 km / h. Interestingly, Koenigsegg is now building a car with a three-cylinder, but under the hood of the Gemera model will be a 2.0-liter twice-supercharged three-cylinder with an output of up to 600 hp, which will also complement the electric motors.

But let’s go back to the Toyota GR Yaris, which according to the ad should be in good condition. The only flaw in the beauty is supposed to be small abrasions of the color on the bow from the stones, which is unfortunately still highlighted by the black color. On the other hand, it is quite obvious that Koenigsegg probably did not spare the car and used it as the designers intended.

It is difficult to say whether the famous owner will increase the price of the car sold. At the time of writing, there are already 18 bids at the auction, with the last bid reaching 30,750 euros (approx. 761,000 CZK). However, the auction will not end until Monday morning, so there is still a chance that the price will still jump significantly.