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Old 02-15-2010, 02:24 PM
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I got overtaken by a Prius today. First time ever. Put the flags out! They normally crawl along in the gutter as if the driver is ashamed to be in one. I reckon this one was doing around 90mph. Turned off before I could pace it.

Then I got thinking. These things have been around for some time now. Has anyone thought of geeing one up a little? Like fitting a small-block V8 perhaps....
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Old 02-15-2010, 08:50 PM
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haven't seen it, but they've been putting busa engines in smart cars

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cV4HdsDZX6c
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Saw an article in one of the car mags - showed an aftermarket turbo kit that someone had fab'd up for the Prius. Got it up to a mind-blowing 220 wheel horsepower.
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Busa's in a smart car?!?!?!? hahahha dayummmmmmmm.. now THAT I have to see. I'd own one in a heartbeat if I knew how to do that.
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Old 02-16-2010, 08:48 AM
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Saw an article in one of the car mags - showed an aftermarket turbo kit that someone had fab'd up for the Prius. Got it up to a mind-blowing 220 wheel horsepower.
That's the sort of thing I had in mind! If ever a car deserved to be seriously modified and 'de-greened' that is one. It has very low drag so should go pretty fast with plenty of horsepower.

I live in the UK and when the first front wheel drive small hatches came out there was a rush of rear wheel custom conversions, putting big engines in them. Rover cars (now defunct) made a small-block alloy V8 (based on a Buick design) and they found their way into all manner of customs, including solo and triked bikes.

I hoped one of you chaps had seen the potential for a hot Prius!
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I drive a prius. I'm not ashamed of driving one, hell the Money I saved on gas is what made me able to afford a harley. I drove up to Boston this weekend. I was doing 90 most of the way.
It may take 10 minutes to get up to that speed, but it makes it there. lol
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This chap has got the right idea, but I don't get a warm feeling it has any more performance than stock.
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That's the sort of thing I had in mind! If ever a car deserved to be seriously modified and 'de-greened' that is one. It has very low drag so should go pretty fast with plenty of horsepower.

I live in the UK and when the first front wheel drive small hatches came out there was a rush of rear wheel custom conversions, putting big engines in them. Rover cars (now defunct) made a small-block alloy V8 (based on a Buick design) and they found their way into all manner of customs, including solo and triked bikes.

I hoped one of you chaps had seen the potential for a hot Prius!
What's funny is that the turbo car actually had marginally better fuel economy. An excerpt:

"On an open road cruise at 100 km/h, the turbo Prius will turn in a best economy of about 4.6 litres/100km [21.7 km/litre, 61.4 miles per imperial gallon, 51.1 miles per US gallon]. In the same conditions, the dead standard car used to get about 6.3 litres/100 km [17 km/litre, 5.9 litres/100km, 48 miles per imperial gallon, 40 miles per US gallon], so the modified car has improved the fuel economy in these conditions by up to 28 per cent! However, thatís a very best case scenario."
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What's funny is that the turbo car actually had marginally better fuel economy. An excerpt:

"On an open road cruise at 100 km/h, the turbo Prius will turn in a best economy of about 4.6 litres/100km [21.7 km/litre, 61.4 miles per imperial gallon, 51.1 miles per US gallon]. In the same conditions, the dead standard car used to get about 6.3 litres/100 km [17 km/litre, 5.9 litres/100km, 48 miles per imperial gallon, 40 miles per US gallon], so the modified car has improved the fuel economy in these conditions by up to 28 per cent! However, thatís a very best case scenario."
That really is wonderful! The idea that the thing can be tuned AND get better fuel consumption is almost too much to hope for!

Prius GTO anyone?!
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There are surprizes every where.Years ago we had ratty VW bug running around with a small block Chev lurking under the trunk lid.Talk about a show when he was spanking the unsuspecting.Sleeper motorcycles are also running the streets.So Beware!!
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