• Sep 29th 2009 at 11:29AM
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Tommy Kaira Toyota Prius - Click above for high-res image gallery

Without actually, you know, tuning anything on the powertrain of the 2010 Toyota Prius, Japanese tuning company Tommy Kaira has unveiled its tarted-up version of the third-generation iconic hybrid.

The efficient sleekness of the original front end has been replaced by a new front lip spoiler and air intakes, and the 2010 Prius' new vertical front lights get emphasized in the Tommy Kaira version, which somehow sort of works for us. The backside features a new bumper and a quad-pipe exhaust system, which sends a confusing mixed message for a car that's obviously green. Tommy Kaira has also added larger wheels and lowered the ride height for a driveway-averse stance.

No word yet on how much the package costs, but if we're going to spend extra money on a Prius, we sort of want it to go towards upping the mpg capabilities even further.



[Source: Tommy Kaira]


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      • 5 Years Ago
      ...less.
        • 5 Years Ago
        Tons of cladding and big wheels with low profile tires add WAY more weight than will ever be offset by any imagined aero benefits. The truth is that this package is implying high performance for a vehicle who's very reason for being is the antithesis of high performance.

        Again, I say pointless.
      • 5 Years Ago
      I could see this at a Japanese tuner show all day. Not my style, but there is absolutely a buyer for this.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Man, I didn't think the prius could get any uglier. I am proven wrong. LOL I can't wait to make fun of these people who drove these in a few years.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Has anyone made an attempt to get some real power out of a prius? Either by modifying the combustion engine, OR the electrical engine? Would be interesting to read..
      JDM Life
      • 5 Years Ago
      looks good.
      • 5 Years Ago
      isnt it TommY Kaira? and it looks great!
        • 5 Years Ago
        "y" when translating to English, is very different: it's not used as a vowel, so it's misleading to say "Tommy Kaira." From a translation point-of-view, it should be "Tommi Kaira" which sounds more like "To'mi Kaira," not "Taumee." I'm not really sure how they do say it, themselves, or how they market it. When I first saw their name as Tommy Kaira, it was in GT4 and really confused me haha.
      • 5 Years Ago
      "but if we're going to spend extra money on a Prius, we sort of want it to go towards upping the mpg capabilities even further."

      Actually, and at risk of opening myself to ridicule I would actually be more interested in tweaking a Prius to be oh, fun? Don't get me wrong, this body kit is hideous. Nevertheless, if I find myself buying one of these for commuting in, I'm going to scour the world for suspension bits to make it entertaining, bushings to give it feel, and a set of black 17's to give it a little of visual menace. Oh, i'm putting a clear red film over those awful taillights to make them palatable.
        • 5 Years Ago
        "Actually, and at risk of opening myself to ridicule I would actually be more interested in tweaking a Prius to be oh, fun?"

        Thank you, thank you, thank you. But no one who drives a prius has any concept of fun, if they did, they'd be driving a jetta tdi, hell or anything else without a toyota badge on it. Nothing toyota currently sells is fun.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Looks a little like the new STi from the back.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Electric rice-cooker.
      • 5 Years Ago
      looks great! finally something to make these cars look better. I hope they offer a suspension kit and suggested wheel package to go along with the body kit.
      dont like the quad pipes though, should be NO pipes - opposite extreme.

      I wonder is there is a way to tinker with the ICU on these types of hybirds to let you use the gas and electric motors at the same time to you essentially have a KERS system with a "boost button"?
      • 5 Years Ago
      I guess...it's all about the looks right?
      • 5 Years Ago
      Agreed.
      Tommy Kaira
      vs.
      Tommi Makkinen

      Makes me think of GT 3.
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