My new friend Drew (@midnightdorifto on Twitter) posted this slammed and widebody’d Toyota Prius the other day and I haven’t stopped thinking about it. I’ve always thought Priuii looked cool on good wheels (you see this every now and then here in Los Angeles) but a full-fledged Liberty Walk kit, oh yeah, this would snap some necks.
- Car: 2016 Toyota Prius
- Location: Setogawa-cho, Owariasahi-shi, Aichi (Japan)
- Photog: Unknown
- Camera: Unknown
Liberty Walk is one of the better-known extreme body kit companies operating today — it’s right up there with Mansory, Rocket Bunny, and Brabus, for turning out cosmetic packages that make you as slack-jawed as Keanu Reeves when his The Matrix character first realizes he can bend reality, or whatever.
If you’re intrigued, this kit lists for ¥2,680,000 (about $24,000) and would cost considerably more to have shipped, installed, and painted. I don’t think that figure includes the set of 18-inch Work Meister wheels the demo car’s wearing, either. At least I think that’s how the invoice would work out; I’m going off Google translate here.
Come to think of it, why don’t we see more modded Priuses roaming around? Yeah, they’re not meant for speed, but neither are the base Civics and Cavaliers I see with body kits and cut springs all the time. I would be stoked to see a Prius show car at a tuner event. Or even just some tasteful modifications and a lowered stance on one.
But none of us will probably ever see one as wild as the Liberty Walk show car here. Check out the kit company’s own page for more pics — there’s a whole album of this thing!