Toyota Hybrid Priapus

Toyota Priapus (AKA Volta) - Image courtesy Toyota Motor Sales

Toyota Priapus (AKA Volta) - Image courtesy Toyota Motor Sales

Conceived by famed Italian designer Giugiaro of ItalDesign, the Toyota Hybrid Priapus is not only an energy efficient sport car, but also a sizzling and sleek fast car that catches the eye of every sports car enthusiast. It contains a 3-liter V6 enhanced by dual front and rear electric motors. The Priapus is powered by a striking 408 hp Hybrid Synergy Drive. A conventional gas and electric hybrid, the Priapus lists at over $70,000. This hot roadster can accelerate from 0-60 mph in just over four seconds. As well, it provides about 30/mpg during usual driving practices. There is no comparison with this efficient sports car to the new 2010 Toyota Prius Hybrid car in performance value.

The Priapus engine design consists of a carbon fiber chassis, and push-rods and the mechanisms normalizing pedal and steering column block traslability. Other than the petrol propulsor, the batteries and all operational management electronics are ultramodern. The low gas emissions and quiet operations make this fast car a dream to drive. The carbon-fiber body seats three people alongside each other and features “drive-by-wire” controls, permitting one to position the steering wheel and pedals in front of any one of the passengers.

The Priapus drivetrain features include: tapered bonnet, downward flattened trim, minimum rear overhang and truncated tail. The dragon-fly winged doors are hinged upward in the front riser. There is sufficient ventilation in the grill, slanting lamps fitted in the fender, and two thermal engine exhaust pipes. The body side and the upper tail come together and run upward to where the roof and rear window come together. The tail’s lower band gives out the engine’s cooling air outlets.

Hybrid cars are now growing in popularity. Cleaner and more fuel efficient and more powerful vehicles are now in great demand. When looking at the hot and awe-inspiring Hybrid Priapus, it is easy to see that Toyota is there to meet the demand. The Priapus is energy efficient and one fiery and fierce fast car.

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3 Responses to “Toyota Hybrid Priapus”

  1. Speeding Solicitor Says:

    This looks great. perfectly combines sporty good looks and green credentials

  2. johnson Says:

    Priapism (Ancient Greek: πριαπισμός) is a potentially harmful and painful medical condition in which the erect penis or clitoris does not return to its flaccid state …

  3. info Says:

    @johnson: Which is why I think if this car is ever built again, it would have yet another name :) It’s already been changed once (Volta->Priapus) , I’m sure they’ll do it again.

    Thanks for stopping by!

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