Sure, your Prius gets 45+ MPG when itâ€™s rolling down the freeway doing 55 in the slow lane, but does it get looks from fellow motorists?
No, unless youâ€™re headâ€™s on fire and thereâ€™s a unicorn sitting next to you, then you probably donâ€™t get looks like the Prius you see here does.
This Prius, customized by a crew from Classeâ€™s Garage, is what happens when you dump over $180k into a car and film the process along the way. (The car was made for Swedenâ€™s TV4, which wanted to do a show about â€˜building a custom carâ€™.)
Everything you see here (except for the chrome trim on the grill) has been smoothed, stretched, widened, waxed, painted, polished, and pampered to the limits of what most automotive enthusiasts, let along Prius owners, ever thought possible.
To get the body looking right, a wide-body kit from an XC90 Volvo was grafted on. The back doors were smoothed over, the fronts were given a scissor style opening, and the rear windows were reshaped, and the back window was scrapped all together.
A carbon fiber wind splitter sits under the front bumper, as do wind splitters under the doorsills, and a rear venturi made entirely from the stuff sits out back. Air suspension keeps all four corners planted, and the stock rims have been swapped out for 20-inch replacements, including an over-sized brake kit for extra stopping goodness.
Donâ€™t think they stopped there though. The interior had to match the exterior, so a fully custom dashboard was crafted, along with a custom center console to house the 4,400-watt stereo (five subs, eight speakers, a 15 inch LCD, a tablet PC with internet access, and a quarter mile of cable). Racing seats keep anyone brave enough to get behind the wheel firmly in place, and everything was covered in orange, black and red so the colorblind wonâ€™t miss it.
Think youâ€™ve got what it takes to roll around in the worldâ€™s most pimped green mobile?
Yeah, me neither.