The Hot Hatch promises 300 hp, 6-speed manual and AWD

The 2023 Toyota GR Corolla Toyota itself has made a (slightly) debut. Oops

On Thursday morning, before the evening release, the 2023 Toyota GR Corolla landing page on the Toyota website went live at a staging URL. It didn’t take long for the sharp spot to detect the error and post it on Reddit.

2023 Toyota GR Corolla leaked through the Toyota GR Corolla landing page

2023 Toyota GR Corolla leaked through the Toyota GR Corolla landing page

The landing page reveals that the 2023 GR Corolla will be quite a pocket rocket with a 1.6-liter turbocharged Inline-3 that will produce 300 hp and 273 pound-feet of torque. A 6-speed manual is listed, while no automatic transmission is specified.

A state-of-the-art all-wheel-drive system capable of delivering power splits up to 50:50 or 30:70 would be standard, and three driving modes are specified, including general, sport and track.

At the time of release, the video above was streamed live on YouTube via the gear of an animated GR Corolla so fans could hear what the Turbo-3 was sounding like.

Several external images were posted on the site, but a single internal shot did not reveal much of what was happening inside the Toyota Hot Hatch. The exterior looks like a pumped-up corolla with a flared fender with a wide track, rear diffuser and functional vents in the fenders.

2023 Toyota GR Corolla leaked through the Toyota GR Corolla landing page

2023 Toyota GR Corolla leaked through the Toyota GR Corolla landing page

Toyota has noted that the interior of the GR Corolla has a leather-trimmed steering wheel and GR-specific gauge cluster as standard. A launch version will add a faux carbon fiber roof, vented hood, matte-black 18-inch wheels and trimmed seats in suede and synthetic leather. A front and rear torsion limited-slip differential and upgrade brakes are exclusive to the launch version, the site noted.

The Toyota landing page states that the 2023 GR Corolla will arrive in the fall. Stay tuned for more details as the official debut is scheduled for 9:30 pm ET.

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