Toyota’s next-generation Prius GT 300, developed by APR Racing, is expected to be released officially in January 2019 at the Tokyo Auto Salon. The event will take place at the Makuhari Messe convention centre in Chiba from 11-13 January, 2019. The redesigned version of the car will replace the mid-engined version of the Prius GT. The new car will feature a front-engined layout that will be in compliance with the modern JAF-GT300 regulations.
The next-generation race car was recently spotted at the Fuji Speedway, and a sneak peak was just a teaser, leaving much to the imagination of the enthusiasts.
The new GT300 Prius is supposed to exhibit some astounding features. For instance, there will be a new sound that will emanate from the bonnet of the car, and which will house a 5.4 litre V8 engine
. The news is that the engine has been sourced from the Lexus RC F GT3, and which will replace the RV8K powerplant. The long-serving RV8K used to be a hot favorite in Toyota’s GT500 and Formula Nippon, but which will not be seen in the GT300 Prius anymore.
Toyota’s this racing model Prius GT300 indeed comes packed with a mid-mounted and naturally aspirated V8 engine that one can normally see in the Lexus RC-F GT3 racing car. Unlike some European flat-plane V8, this is a cross-plane crank engine and its design is pretty similar to the most V8 production car engines, but with a strongly-built structure.
In Japan, the domestic manufacturers take all pain to transform the looks beyond any recognition and give shape to crazy-looking racing cars. The Toyota Prius
race car, with an angry V8 engine, is going to be a part of the Super GT racing series in Japan in 2019, and it could be exciting to see its performance there.
However, it will be a bit early if you ask yourself why this car could make you a winner on the racing track. At this moment, we all are excited about how it looks and sounds. With an extreme widebody and a low roofline, this new Prius model can be adjudged as a true race car. This V8-powered Prius has all the features to turn into a new favorite among all high-speed enthusiasts. This new race car explicitly clears one thing that the Japanese car maker once again is trying to play with the excitements of the race car enthusiasts.