Toyota Motor Sales, USA unveiled its Prius G at the 2016 SEMA Show, which commenced on November 1 (November 2 in Japan time) in Las Vegas.
Held in autumn every year, the SEMA Show is one of the largest tuning and customized car shows. Along with the Auto Salon in Japan and the Essen Motor Show in Germany, the SEMA Show is said to be one of the top three tuning car shows in the world.
The recently unveiled Prius G is a customized model based on the all-new Toyota Prius. Inspired by the Prius GT300, which is currently competing in the Super GT in Japan, the Prius G was jointly developed by Toyota and Gordon Ting of Beyond Marketing.
The Prius G features Tein suspension, Brembo brakes, and 18-inch RAYS wheels with Toyo R888 tires (265/35R18 on the front and 235/40R18 on the rear).
The interior is exactly that of a racing car, equipped with a Sparco steering wheel, basket seats and 6-point seatbelts. Toyota Motor Sales, USA said, â€œThe Prius G recorded a maximum lateral acceleration of 0.99G on a skid pad test. This is line with the best supercars in the world.â€
(Translated by Masayuki Shikata)