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Tha VZA
09-29-2004, 08:54 PM
Anyone see the yellow toyota rally car parked in front of the heart building last week? or two weeks ago? i saw the car get a parking ticket for 40 bucks

just curious if anyone knew why it was there?

right by the steps by the soccer field

ciao

asifka
09-29-2004, 08:57 PM
that car was towed later :dunno:

Tha VZA
09-29-2004, 10:08 PM
towed that's nuts, i would really liek to know the story behind it, and how the engine performed, it was a hybrid

ciao

Toms-SC
09-29-2004, 10:15 PM
performance wise it appeared to be stock

Tha VZA
09-29-2004, 10:39 PM
Originally posted by Toms-SC
performance wise it appeared to be stock

from what we could see yeah, but, who would run rally tires on pavement, so that explains the stock rims, the inside sure was done up well though, i dont think a gutted interior and roll cage like that would be just for city driving

ciao

shadow
09-29-2004, 10:43 PM
I saw the fellow driving it in I also saw it parked on the steps.. I just thought there was some kinda event gonna happen but I could not figure out what.. =P

Seemed interesting though I did not give it a close inspection tho. =)

Idratherbsidewayz
09-29-2004, 10:46 PM
Was it a Prius?

If so, I saw it last year at the Rocky Mountain Rally. Damn funny car, posted the worst times of the day...

Tha VZA
09-29-2004, 10:50 PM
Prius? maybe

it was yellow, looked like an echo body style kinda
i dont know really its a toyota, don't follow their cars closely

it was really tempting to get my classmates to tip it though, i mean roll cage come on lets use it at least...lol that would have been a funny parking ticket

ciao

Idratherbsidewayz
09-29-2004, 10:57 PM
Was it this one?

http://www.guyons.com/pictures/prius/view_side_640.jpg
http://www.guyons.com/pictures/prius/view_front2.jpg

shadow
09-29-2004, 11:32 PM
yeeep thats the one. =)

Idratherbsidewayz
09-29-2004, 11:34 PM
Worst Rally car, EVARR...

BigDannyCool
09-29-2004, 11:34 PM
that thing looks like a piece

speedracer
09-29-2004, 11:53 PM
Originally posted by Toms-SC
performance wise it appeared to be stock

Yup. You should hear it run compared to the rest of the rally cars - you'd wonder if it was "on".


Originally posted by Idratherbsidewayz
Worst Rally car, EVARR...
Well, then step up - or do you lack the skillz?

rockym20
09-30-2004, 12:35 AM
ROFL, a Prius rally car. Next thing we will see a Honda Insight rally car.

cloud7
09-30-2004, 08:44 AM
y not a Pruis? at least you guys are talking about it... so I guess it works in bringing attention/publicity to Toyota... will it be competitive? probably not, but it does have a lot of torque from the electric motor (important in rallying)...

BerserkerCatSplat
09-30-2004, 09:04 AM
Yuck... What's next? A solar-powered rally car?

ZorroAMG
09-30-2004, 01:41 PM
nope, wind powered F1 racing....

DonJuan
09-30-2004, 01:57 PM
Originally posted by ZorroAMG
nope, wind powered F1 racing.... :D

fast95pony
09-30-2004, 03:07 PM
I think it's more to prove that the car can take the abuse of a rally,not how fast it is.

Tha VZA
09-30-2004, 08:28 PM
Originally posted by fast95pony
I think it's more to prove that the car can take the abuse of a rally,not how fast it is.

good point there, except tree huggers buying hybrids probably wouldn't abuse them that much

so i really don't know why they would "set up" this car for a rally?

hell use a corolla or sumthin haha

ciao

iceburns288
09-30-2004, 08:28 PM
I think the Prius Rally is pretty cool. Looks neato... how do you supercharge the electric engine lol? I bet it still gets like 45+mpg!:eek:

cityhunter2501
09-30-2004, 10:29 PM
damn thats FUGLY, i would be ashamed to be seen driving that

Idratherbsidewayz
10-02-2004, 02:05 AM
Originally posted by speedracer
Well, then step up - or do you lack the skillz?

Yes I do. Id be waaay too scared to drive on a gravel/dirt road going 200km/h. And that's why im not paid to do it.

But, IMHO, it was kind of a waste of money, or maybe a publicity stunt. Its definitely not that great, and Toyota could do waaay better...

saiyajin
10-02-2004, 02:25 AM
i thought it would have been this one
http://members.shaw.ca/thanh.truong/DSC00466.JPG

but then again i took this pic last year be cool if it showed up again