Here's what we know about the 2023 GR Corolla. Sources have confirmed what Toyota is including in the new hot hatch.

2023 Toyota GR Corolla Specs
  • 1.6-liter I-3 engine (G16E-GTS)
  • over 260 hp
  • all-wheel-drive
  • six-speed manual transmission
  • rally pedigree
How we can expect Toyota to spec the suspension, drivetrain, aero and more are all included in the source link above and is worth the read, but nothing exactly new. Probably the most exciting from it, is that there's some real potential for power to be around 270 and torque just above it. In rally spec the engine pumps out 100 ponies more!

"In the GR Yaris, the G16E-GTS makes 257 hp at 6,500 rpm, and 265 lb-ft of torque is available from 3,000 rpm to 4,600 rpm. It has oil jets to cool the pistons, large exhaust valves, and a single-scroll turbocharger integrated into the exhaust manifold whose turbine spins on ball-bearings to reduce lag.

Toyota sources have confirmed the engine will be tweaked to deliver more power and torque in the GR Corolla, and there's a lot of headroom for upping its output, even in road-legal tune. In Yaris WRC specification the G16-GTS would have comfortably pumped out 375 hp and 332 lb-ft of torque with the mandatory 1.4-inch airflow restrictor in place. (The car never competed because of the disruption to the championship caused by Covid.)"

"Gazoo Racing engineers can go two ways with the GR Corolla—hot, and hotter. Moderately boosting the GR Yaris engine's output to, say, 270 hp and 275 lb-ft, would make the GR Corolla a genuine Volkswagen Golf GTI-fighter. Assuming the AWD hardware, bigger brakes, stronger suspension adds 200 pounds to the XSE's 2,996-pound curb weight, that would still give the GR Corolla a better weight-to-power ratio than the GTI—11.8 pounds per horsepower versus 12.6 pounds per horsepower.

In our testing the 2022 Golf GTI with the optional seven-speed DGS dual clutch transmission has posted a 5.4 second 0-60 mph time and ran the quarter mile in 13.9 seconds at 103.9 mph. It would be logical to assume a 270-hp GR Corolla would run similar numbers, with the all-wheel drive traction off the line and more power at the top end helping to counter the quicker upshifts from the DSG transmission. That's a big step up from the 7.3-second 0-60 time and 15.7-second quarter mile at 89.9 mph we've gotten from the Hatchback XSE."

But what if Gazoo Racing decided to target Volkswagen's all-wheel drive Golf R instead? The Golf R packs 315 hp and 280 lb-ft in six-speed manual form, and 315 hp and 295 lb-ft with the seven-speed DSG dual-clutch. In theory the three-cylinder G16E-GTS can easily match those numbers. Indeed tuners in Japan are already getting 375 hp out of the engine, and they've found the GR Yaris' six-speed manual is robust enough to cope with that sort of grunt. A GR Corolla with 315 hp and 295 lb-ft of torque would likely deliver a 0-60 mph time of under 5.0 seconds, and a potential top speed of 150 mph."