The Toyota Prius, despite its aura ecological and rational, it has a sporty side and has made numerous inroads in the competition. With the arrival of the new generation, Toyota has presented at the salon of Tokyo the new Toyota Prius GT300, the model of competition that will debut next season in the Championship of passenger Cars GT300 japanese.
Check it out, sure that you are looking for where you can ask yours. But the truth is that has little to do with the Prius street. It is based on him in some aspects, but what you see is nothing more than a bodywork in carbon fiber – tuned the aerodynamics. Keeps the headlights, the grille or the rear headlights. And stops counting.
There are new aerodynamic appendages, new splitter front, new side skirts or a dial diffuser in the rear. In fact, the body loses that style kammback Prius series. Instead, a huge spoiler at the back, a few flared wheel arches or a dual exhaust exit in the rear that no one would imagine in a car under the name of Toyota Prius.
The reason for these changes is that under the skin has little to do with the Prius street. There is a tubular chassis on which it is mounted to the bodywork. The interior is fully from competition, with all the controls simplified a backet racing, harnesses or a roll cage. There is nothing left, or the dashboard of what Toyota sold us on the dealership.
Probably the thing I most look like is that both have a mechanical hybrid. The electric motor derived from the series, but has been modified for more performance. Powered by a 1.8 Prius is left to the user, and this Toyota Prius GT300 comes to a 3.5 V5 atmospheric that should be mounted on the front of the car. Derived from the previous generation of the racing vehicle.
Even without concrete data, the Toyota Prius GT300 is facing a new season of racing in the Championship of passenger Cars in Japan. It will be, again, a marketing tool to promote the new generation of the car eco-friendly by excellence. This time in the racing circuits.
Sources – Toyota
From 25.600 euro