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Toyota Prius G Sports Concept Revealed

 Toyota Prius G Sports Concept Revealed
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Like a fish out of water

Toyota has unveiled the Prius G Sports Concept at the Tokyo Auto Salon.

Looking like a fish out of water, the concept features numerous styling tweaks to improve its aerodynamics and fuel efficiency. Modifications include new bumpers, revised side skirts, LED daytime running lights, a dual exhaust system, and 18-inch alloy wheels outfitted with high performance tires.

Inside, the car boasts a revised steering wheel, RECARO sport seats, aluminum pedals, black piano trim, and a new information display.

Like the standard Prius, power comes from a 1.8-liter four-cylinder engine with 73 kW (99 PS) and 142 Nm of torque.

While the engine is unchanged, Toyota made some minor modifications to improve the car's dynamics. They installed chassis reinforcements and a high performance ADVICS braking system.

Source: Toyota

Tokyo-TOYOTA MOTOR CORPORATION (TMC) announces it plans to begin a gradual rollout in Japan in mid-2010 of its newly developed "G Sports"1 (G's) sports conversion car2 series. The series, to be sold through Toyota-brand dealers, is meant to offer to a wider range of people the "automotive seasoning" that TMC has pursued through its GAZOO Racing3 activities.

The G's series is designed for customers who strongly desire to own a unique vehicle, offering them a personalized interior and exterior design along with sports-driving performance. TMC has directly designed this sports conversion series, instead of the conventional approach of outsourcing development to a customization firm.

The base vehicle of the G's series is equipped with internal and external components that include sports suspension, aerodynamic parts and racing-style seats. A special focus has been placed on "driving seasoning" to make handling fun, through fine-tuning carried out by the GAZOO Racing test drivers who drove the Lexus "LF-A" in the 24 Hours Nürburgring race in Germany and developed the "iQ"-based "GAZOO Racing tuned by MN4" (GRMN).

Prius Major Characteristics Table G Sports Concept

Grade base model

S Touring Selection

Model Cars

ZVW30-AHXEB

Vehicle weight

1,360 kg

Engine

2ZR-FXE

DISPLACEMENT

1.797L

Maximum output

73kW (99PS) / 5,200 r.p.m

Torque

142N?m (14.5kg?m) / 4,000 r.p.m

Fuel supply

EFI (electronic fuel injection)

Vehicle dimensions (length × width × height)

4,570 mm × 1,785 mm × 1,460 mm

Wheelbase

2,700 mm

Seating capacity

Five

Drivetrain

2WD (front-wheel drive)

Transmission

Electric variable transmissions

Outside board color "code"

Majora


"Outline" Moon Craft Yura Style

* Front bumper
* G's emblem (side, rear)
* LED beam line
* 18-inch alloy wheels and performance tires
* Red dots mark Toyota pedestal
* Rear bumper
* Dual Muffler
* Rocker Mall
* Carbon Aero Mirror
* Kabonborutekkusujenereta
* Kabonriasupoira
* Kabonkuotapaneru (G's with logo)
* Autarenzureddoriakonbineshonranpu
* G's Sheet Cutting

"Indoor"

* Black in color
* Red-stitched leather steering wheel, piano black decorating
* Red Piano Black shift knob and decorative
* Piano Black center cluster decorating
* Air Diffuser Air conditioning decorative piano black
* Red Line, G's glove box with Mark
* Push start switch with G's logo
* Aluminum pedals
* G's RECARO seats (D, P seats)
* Red seat (seat)
* Black & Red Paipingufuroamatto
* CAN display information display

"Functional"

* Supotsurodaunsasupenshon (-30mm)
* 4Pod caliper front facing, rear caliper opposed 2Pod (ADVICS made)
* Furontosurittorota Φ334, Riasurittorota Φ310
* Sports brake pads (ADVICS made)
* Reinforced Body
* Underbody aero parts
* Pafomansudanpa (made by Yamaha)

 

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Comments (29)

 radmeister radmeister
Golf GTD over this ANY day
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January 18, 2010 7:50 am
 cliveh cliveh
This makes the 1st gen Prius look totally conservative, even handsome by comparison. This looks like a prop car left over from a bad, low budget sci-fi movie...a SyFy original movie of the week or something.
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January 18, 2010 5:56 am
 Han Solo Han Solo
Honestly I love Hybrids...but why...why do they have to be made to be so ugly...Why not a Sedan...Toyota?? Whats happening with the Camry Hybrid...??? Now thats a Beautiful car... Is there a Altis Hybrid???There should be...
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January 18, 2010 2:59 am
 Han Solo Han Solo
Hahahaha...I dont know how these people manage to come up with such ugly designs. It doesn't make any sense, why would they make their best selling Hybrid even uglier than before...
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January 18, 2010 2:52 am
 otakki otakki
Now let's see who makes the fastest econo box around the Ring...LOL
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January 18, 2010 12:40 am
 bone91 bone91
Ohhhh Shit!!! I almost fell off my chair.
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January 17, 2010 1:33 pm
 wwwvtecat wwwvtecat
oh my.... ugly, expensive, toyota.... soichiro is loughing....
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January 17, 2010 3:53 am
 dmanero dmanero
ahhh, is it just me, Am I seeing a bit of Celica in the front.
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January 17, 2010 1:27 am
 BabyMilo BabyMilo
The standard Prius isnt a looker but somehow Toyota managed to make it look even worse
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January 17, 2010 12:45 am
 M! M!
G Spot? (sorry, 10 posts down and no one come up with this comment. i see all the wcf posters are growing up).
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January 17, 2010 12:01 am
 Bremen_Koenigsegg Bremen_Koenigsegg
LOLOLOLOL!!!!!!!!!!11 It's completely beyond me how the project leader assembling that engineering team got any support whatsoever. "What we want to do is make a Prius sports car... but we're not going to tune the engine." Talk about a Herculean challenge! Needless to say, they failed. Hard. The NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series (or w/e they're calling it these days) makes more sense than this.
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January 16, 2010 10:39 pm
 HEMI426 HEMI426
What's the name all about?
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January 16, 2010 10:15 pm
 nederina nederina
A standard BMW 320d or a humble VW TDI would eat and humiliate this car easily.
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January 16, 2010 8:13 pm
 nederina nederina
A hybrid? I'll have the Honda CR-Z instead, thank you very much
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January 16, 2010 7:43 pm
 mpower333 mpower333
Is this some kind of joke! First we get sports/super cars talking of going hybrid (Nissan GTR possibly Ferrari 599). Now we get hybrid cars trying to go for sporty? Who is in control of this industry!!!
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January 16, 2010 4:15 pm
 alessandro alessandro
That car looks French, not so Japanese anymore.
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January 16, 2010 4:01 pm
 MTC MTC
new Toyota sports department? where have TRD gone?
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January 16, 2010 3:36 pm
 devperson devperson
No no no, this is all wrong! Prius is a synonym for "Not at all sporty", stop screwing around Toyota! Give us another Supra or something, not this rubbish! In addition, covered up wheel arches always look bad in my opinion.
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January 16, 2010 3:32 pm