• Aug 22, 2008
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We truly do appreciate the custom-car scene, in all of its various guises. There is, however, a problem with the custom Prius you see above and in the video embedded after the break. Generally speaking, the goal of modifying a car is to either A) make it go faster or B) make it look better.

When Classe Gustafson, Elvis Häggbom and Kenny Kyrk from Sweden had finished spending $184,000 customizing a Toyota Prius, they had accomplished neither. This Prius-trocity, which was modified for a television show, is anything but subtle. It lost two doors during its transformation from mild-mannered hybrid eco-mobile to whacked out sport compact that just happens to get good fuel economy, though it did get scissor-style portals that are nearly impossible to open in the process. And it also gained a huge honkin' stereo and the body-kit from a Volvo SUV. The over-the-top paint-job is the final touch. The Hybrid Synergy Drive powertrain, however, went untouched save for the obligatory fart-can exhaust. Nice.

[Source: Wired]


Extreme Toyota Prius


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      • 6 Years Ago
      Congratulations! you turned your prius into a pontiac aztec!
      • 6 Years Ago
      What a waste of money! that car is pure crap!
        • 6 Years Ago
        Every car that is customized to that degree looks like a piece of crap. Its not the Prius fault. Those customizations would ruin a Z06 or GT-R. What a waste of money.
      • 6 Years Ago
      those guys should be shot and the car should be blown up... fast.
        • 6 Years Ago
        +1

        I'm speechless.....
      • 6 Years Ago
      Hopefully someone will steal this like the Tein Civic Si, so then it will vanish forever.
        • 6 Years Ago
        If it gets stolen, do you think that this turd would go unnoticed? Imagine the high-speed chase: The cops are walking beside the Prius, and the Prius is hitting it's top speed: 13 MPH.
      • 6 Years Ago
      You gotta hand it to those guys though, all that fabricating and fiberglass work - creativity and planning. Too many bells and whistles to be drivable however - it's a garrish show car.
      • 6 Years Ago
      i just threw up a little in my mouth
      • 6 Years Ago
      K...thats just stupid...thats all I have to say.
      • 6 Years Ago
      it sounds good at least
        • 6 Years Ago
        Yeah, when its in 100% electric mode.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Do you think the photographer who took these pictures can still see stuff? I'm pretty sure he's blind now or lost like 2/3 of his sight.
      • 6 Years Ago
      I want to give these guys a congratz...why? They WASTED a very large amount of money! great job guys...that could of been put to better use.
      • 6 Years Ago
      At least you don't have to hear the annoying miss-shift downshifts that are associated with boy-racers. The lovely synergy drive will shut off the engine and tin-can muffler during slow-down.
      • 6 Years Ago
      And here I was thinking it was impossible to make those, ah, "transportation appliances" (nothing that drives as poorly as a Prius does deserves to be called a car) any more vile than they are stock. Disgusting.
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