Slamming a Prius

While the Toyota Prius—the car that is become synonymous with hybrid, which has pretty much become synonymous with fuel-efficiency—isn’t the sort of thing that you might consider to be of interest to the folks at Toyota Racing Development, the folks who are behind NASCAR, off-road, and other racing series, the people who create things like superchargers and other performance-enhancing accessories. . .think again.

While the Toyota Prius—the car that is become synonymous with hybrid, which has pretty much become synonymous with fuel-efficiency—isn’t the sort of thing that you might consider to be of interest to the folks at Toyota Racing Development, the folks who are behind NASCAR, off-road, and other racing series, the people who create things like superchargers and other performance-enhancing accessories. . .think again.

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Toyota is now offering the limited-edition Prius PLUS performance package. This includes a seven-piece aerodynamic ground effects kit, 17-in. forged alloy wheels and low-profile 215/45R17 tiers, track-tuned lowering springs, a tuned rear sway bar, and. . . special floor mats.

Presumably, this won’t be big among the hypermiler set.