It’s called the Toyota Prius 24h Le Mans Centennial GR Edition and it’s a prototype surrounded by top-of-the-line components that could anticipate a future production model.
Taking advantage of the legend’s 100 years of history 24 Hours of Le Mans, Toyota wanted to pay tribute to the famous endurance race by introducing a sports prototype based on the Prius. Behind this prototype may be hidden the true intentions of the Japanese brand: to bring a sporty version of the Prius to the market.
goes by the name of said prototype Toyota Prius 24h Le Mans Centennial GR Edition and also commemorates the victories of the Japanese team in recent years on the French track. Modification work done by Gazoo Racing, based on a standard Prius, shaped this sports prototype.
at first glance you can see deep aerodynamic modificationStarting with the new carbon fiber bonnet, which has added skirts, stabilizer fins, its massive rear wing and diffuser. As you can see in the images, similar lighting clusters have also been used on the lower – although on a smaller scale – than the competition unit that took part in the 24 Hours of Le Mans.
On a mechanical level, Toyota hasn’t revealed whether or not there are changes to this sports Prius, so we suspect it hides a plug-in hybrid engine from Toyota under the hood. power of 223 hp, Yes, there are changes to the cycle portion, where the original suspension set has been replaced with a wider track one, allowing the set to go down a few centimeters. Similarly, it is also equipped with some Signature 18-inch wheels shod by Expert Rays with 235/50R tyres.
An exhibition to commemorate his exploits at Le Mans
This sports Prius is one of the pieces that can be seen on Exhibition ‘Japan. infinite search An initiative of the Japan Tourism Organization—Japan National Tourism Organization (JNTO)—, Mazda Motor Corporation (Mazda) and Toyota to mark the centenary of the 24 Hours of Le Mans. The exhibition takes a look to review the technologies that Japanese manufacturers have cultivated in the world of motorsports, including Le Mans.