Toyota Prius Race Car Gets V6 Hybrid Drive

We were first to bring you pictures of the incredible Prius race car from the Tokyo Auto Salon and now we’ve tracked down info on the too-cool-to-be-green racer. Set to complete in the Super GT series in Japan, the vehicle was built by the APR racing team – a long time competitor in the series, having campaigned the Toyota Corolla Axio over the past few seasons.

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Race Cars of the Tokyo Auto Salon [Gallery]

The automotive aftermarket and motorsports have a lot in common, so it’s no surprise to see both celebrated together at venues like the Tokyo Auto Salon. On hand to cover the latest tuning trends from Japan, AutoGuide decided a closer look at the numerous race cars on display, from Formula cars to custom machines and plenty of hardware from the world famous Super GT series.

See below for extensive galleries on some of the most jaw-droppingly amazing race cars:

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Toyota Prius GT300 Race Car is Mean and Green: 2012 Tokyo Auto Salon

Racing a Prius might sound like the start of a joke, until you see this. Unveiled at the Tokyo Auto Salon in Japan, this Toyota Prius is fully prepped and sporting its race livery. Significantly wider and lower than a factor model, this Prius is designed to compete in Japan’s Super GT racing series starting this year.

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