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New Toyota Prius GT Spotted At Fuji Test

Official reveal set for January 2019 in Tokyo

On Tuesday, a track day at Fuji Speedway became the first exhibition of the next-generation Toyota Prius GT developed by apr Racing.

With thanks to YouTube user “nenkatsu”, we have footage of the new 2019 Prius in action at Fuji:

Earlier reports of the previous-generation Toyota Prius apr GT’s successor have been confirmed – the mid-engined Prius GT will indeed be replaced by a completely redesigned version of the same car, with a front-engined layout complying with the current JAF-GT300 regulations.

There’s also a new sound emanating from the bonnet of the new GT300 Prius – that of the 5.4 litre V8 engine sourced from the Lexus RC F GT3, which replaces the long-serving RV8K powerplant once used in Toyota’s GT500, Formula Nippon, and LMP1 efforts.

Drivers Manabu Orido and Hiroaki Nagai led a successful shakedown of the new Prius at Fuji on 4 December, with no major issues in their time on track.

apr Racing owner Hiroto Kaneso confirmed in a press release that the team’s new car will be unveiled at the 2019 Tokyo Auto Salon, from 11-13 January at the Makuhari Messe convention centre in Chiba.