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Try the Toyota GR Corolla MORIZO Edition '22 for the First Time in Round 7 of the TGR GT Cup 2023!

In Round 7 of the Toyota GAZOO Racing GT Cup (TGR GT Cup)—scheduled for Sunday, August 27—you will have your very first chance to sample the Toyota GR Corolla MORIZO Edition '22 in a one-make race at Michelin Raceway Road Atlanta.

What's more, players who participated in any of the seven rounds of the TGR GT Cup Online Qualifying—and have their PSN ID listed on the Points Ranking at the end of Round 7—will receive the Toyota GR Corolla MORIZO Edition '22 as a gift at 1:00 a.m. (PST) on Monday, August 28.

The car will also be available for purchase from Brand Central starting at the end of September.

Here are the details of the race:

■ TOYOTA GAZOO Racing GT Cup 2023
Round 7: Sunday, August 27, 2023
 - Regulations (Specified Car): Toyota GR Corolla MORIZO Edition '22 (Event Car)
 - BoP/Tuning Prohibited: On (Mid-speed)
 - Car Settings: Specified
 - Track: Michelin Raceway Road Atlanta
 - Usable Tires: Sports: Hard
 - Required Tire Type Change: None
 - Minimum No. of Pit Stops: None
 - Qualifying Time: 5 Minutes
 - Fuel Consumption Rate (Qualifier): Off | Tire Wear Rate (Qualifier): 1x [GT1 League] / Off [GT2 & GT3 Leagues]
 - No. of Laps: 12
 - Fuel Consumption Rate (Final): 1x | Tire Wear Rate (Final): 1x

Please note that the Toyota GR Corolla MORIZO Edition '22 will be available to test drive in practice mode as soon as the server maintenance has been completed on Monday, August 7.

Featured Car Introduction

Toyota GR Corolla MORIZO Edition '22

Gazoo Racing (GR), Toyota’s high-performance division, took everything it has learned in its motorsports endeavors to produce the ultimate hot hatch, the GR Corolla.

In creating the GR Corolla, the goal of the GR team was to offer performance on par with the super cars of the day. To enhance the car's lateral stability, the front track of the Corolla Sport's chassis was widened by 60 mm, while the rear grew by 85 mm. Also, to increase the rigidity of the overall structure, an additional 349 extra structural spot welds were performed.

Under the hood is the turbocharged 1.6-liter 3-cylinder dynamic force engine that was highly praised in the GR Yaris. But for the GR Corolla, efficiency was improved by decreasing exhaust flow resistance, resulting in an output of 300 HP. An active torque split 4-wheel-drive system with a Torsen LSD efficiently effectively sends that power to all four tires, making the GR Corolla one of the most stable and agile performance compacts in the marketplace.

The most potent version of the GR Corolla—undoubtedly the sportiest Corolla ever—is the MORIZO Edition. "Morizo" is the nickname of Toyota Motor Corporation chairman and master driver Akio Toyoda. This limited-edition model was born from Mr. Toyoda’s wish to "bring back Corollas that turn heads."

What sets the MORIZO Edition apart from the base GR Corolla is its superior performance. For one, it had its rear seats removed to save weight, effectively becoming a 2-seat model. The car also comes equipped with a unique close-ratio transmission and final gear setup, while maximum boost of the turbocharger was increased to deliver even more torque. Along with unique forged wheels and monotube suspension dampers, this special model achieves a whole new level of performance.

In an automotive world that's gradually shifting to electrification and automation, the GR Corolla is a one-of-a-kind sports car that reminds us of the undeniable allure of the internal combustion engine.