• 2012 Toyota Prius Super GT

When we first saw the Subaru BRZ GT300 race car at the 2011 Tokyo Motor Show, the immediate question that popped into our heads was, "What’s Toyota’s answer for this?"

Images of the Toyota 86 built to Super GT specifications immediately entered our imaginations, but from what we’ve been hearing, the Japanese automaker will be fielding a different Super GT car for next season.

There have been no official statements from Toyota yet, but a sketch in the Japanese publication, Auto Sport Magazine, gave us clues as to what Toyota is preparing for the 2012 Super GT season.

It’s a Toyota Prius GT300 race car.

At first, it was hard to recognize the Prius-ness of the race car because it looks so wonderfully beautiful, but if you look a little closer, hints and traces of the Prius are clearly visible. The Prius GT300 is expected to be tweaked to adhere to Super GT regulations, so you can expect the full boat of racing modifications. That includes a tweaked powertrain that will produce 300 horsepower, as well as a stripped down interior that will only feature racing elements like the sport sets, transmission, and the full body roll cage.

Further details of the Prius GT300 race car are expected to be announced soon. In the meantime, you can check out the sketch that was published in Auto Sport Magazine to give you an idea of what the car is going to look like.


Source: Jon Sibal

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  (453) posted on 02.17.2012

Excellent body kit! I like the hood design and the way this car has been lowered. The spoiler is great.

  (466) posted on 12.12.2011

Super GT is absolutely oozing with angst! I also noticed that it looks so aggressive on its front design, especially with its air intake. However, I hope that Toyota would already use a powerful and efficient engine on it.

  (368) posted on 12.6.2011

It is really wonderfully beautiful on its modification! Its new body kit can already beat its future rival. However, I am hoping that Toyota should use a boosted engine for this Super GT of them.

  (446) posted on 12.5.2011

It looks so aggressive on its platform, and I really love the angst of this one! Well, Toyota improves a lot on this sports vehicle. I just only hope that they also upgrade the engine for this car.

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