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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
Golf GTD over this ANY day
Jan 18, 2010 7:50 am
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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.
Jan 18, 2010 5:56 am
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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...
Jan 18, 2010 2:59 am
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Dlaor
Maybe you'll like this one then: http://www.worldcarfans.com/110011223959/vw-ncc-concept-previews-near-production-mkvi-jetta-coupesedan
Jan 18, 2010 9:21 am
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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...
Jan 18, 2010 2:52 am
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otakki
Now let's see who makes the fastest econo box around the Ring...LOL
Jan 18, 2010 12:40 am
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bone91
Ohhhh Shit!!! I almost fell off my chair.
Jan 17, 2010 1:33 pm
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wwwvtecat
oh my.... ugly, expensive, toyota.... soichiro is loughing....
Jan 17, 2010 3:53 am
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dmanero
ahhh, is it just me, Am I seeing a bit of Celica in the front.
Jan 17, 2010 1:27 am
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BabyMilo
The standard Prius isnt a looker but somehow Toyota managed to make it look even worse
Jan 17, 2010 12:45 am
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M!
G Spot? (sorry, 10 posts down and no one come up with this comment. i see all the wcf posters are growing up).
Jan 17, 2010 12:01 am
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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.
Jan 16, 2010 10:39 pm
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JTZ
I dont know - I think it might have had alot more to do with funding. To change engine/ hybrid drive train would mean R&d+ changes to factories etc... Instead its alot easier to change a few interior pieces, add some nice wheels, and a few body modifications. Either way sounds much like a accounting/merketing decision. Cause if you think about it - A sporty Environmentalist would not want to drive a car that pollutes more or gives lower mpg. So really its made sense to only make modifications on the handling/braking/drag tbh.
Jan 18, 2010 6:34 am
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HEMI426
What's the name all about?
Jan 16, 2010 10:15 pm
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nederina
A standard BMW 320d or a humble VW TDI would eat and humiliate this car easily.
Jan 16, 2010 8:13 pm
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rorycarguy
ur so right , diesel is the way to go !!
Jan 17, 2010 9:09 pm
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nederina
A hybrid? I'll have the Honda CR-Z instead, thank you very much
Jan 16, 2010 7:43 pm
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dnipete
Then get 1, you might help Honda improve their hybrid sales hehehe
Jan 17, 2010 5:51 am
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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!!!
Jan 16, 2010 4:15 pm
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alessandro
One Japanese guy is in control of this. Probably with degree from Sorbonne Nouvelle (for edition)
Jan 16, 2010 5:22 pm
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alessandro
That car looks French, not so Japanese anymore.
Jan 16, 2010 4:01 pm
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MTC
new Toyota sports department? where have TRD gone?
Jan 16, 2010 3:36 pm
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N20_Purge
It isn't only for Toyota. It is only done to hybrids (They did an ugly bodykit for the Insight too.) Watch when G-sports modify the CR-Z in the future.
Jan 16, 2010 3:53 pm
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MTC
so it's Hybrid tunning CR-Z seriously need some tunning in the engine and improve it looks to be as good as the concept
Jan 18, 2010 3:34 am
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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.
Jan 16, 2010 3:32 pm
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MTC
don't worry, it's just a concept, I highly doubt they will put this for sale
Jan 16, 2010 3:37 pm
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sub39h
looks ugly but it's great for reducing drag
Jan 17, 2010 3:29 am
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devperson
It's a prius, its never going to be going fast enough to generate any significant drag! lol ;)
Jan 17, 2010 3:28 pm
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wrx
Give us more oil. Then we can expect more Supras from manufacturers...
Jan 18, 2010 12:23 am
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