Toyota Prius Welcomes Race Fans
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2004 Toyota Prius Long-Term Road Test

Toyota Prius Welcomes Race Fans

April 12, 2007

It's not often the Prius has an opportunity to run a race track. But as a Long Beach resident, I couldn't resist giving the Toyota hybrid a chance to take on a section of the 2.02-mile Long Beach Grand Prix course on my way home this week.

Construction has been underway since early February or so, and race weekend officially starts tomorrow.

The mighty Prius and I were running the course in reverse, so the view through the windshield is around the bend in the front straight along Shoreline Drive, near the pits and the start/finish line...

At 32 mph, the Prius was in its sweet spot.

Kelly Toepke, Manager of Vehicle Testing at 48,153 miles


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