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A racing Prius and a 220 mph Land Cruiser: Business as usual for SEMA

The SEMA show is probably the only place in the world where a Prius that corners like a 'Vette and the "world's fastest SUV" are just par for the course.

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Toyota Prius G

To illustrate its theme of "Past, Present and Extreme," Toyota brought matched sets of classic, current and custom versions of some of its vehicles.

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Toyota Prius G

The extreme version of the Prius is the custom Prius G.

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Toyota Prius G

The "G" is short for "1 g," which is the lateral acceleration that Toyota claims this racing Prius is almost capable of. It actually pulled .99 g during skidpad testing.

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Toyota Prius G

The cabin has been outfitted with a safety cage and a racing bucket seat and harness.

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Toyota Prius G

The suspension has been overhauled with Tein Street Flex coilovers.

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Toyota Prius G

Eighteen-inch forged Rays TE37SL wheels are wrapped in grippy Toyo R888 tires. The fit is reversed staggered with wider 265mm wide rubber up front and 235mm wide tires out back.

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Toyota Prius G

The Prius already boasts an aerodynamic profile, but a Kuhl Racing body kit completes the racing look.

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Toyota Prius G

Spoiler alert!

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Toyota Prius G

A visual highlight of the Prius' upgrades is this ducktail wing.

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Toyota Prius G

Toyota claims that the standard Prius is one of the best-handling cars in its lineup and that the Prius G boasts grip that would rival a Corvette.

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Toyota 2000GT

Toyota's sports car history is represented by this 2oooGT. Only 351 were ever built.

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Toyota 86 CS cup car

On the extreme end is this Toyota Motorsport GmbH GT86 CS-Cup race car, built for a one-make racing series in Germany.

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Toyota 86 CS cup car

SEMA 2016 is the first American appearance of the 86 CS-Cup car.

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Toyota 86 CS cup car

Based on the Toyota 86 -- formerly known in the States as the Scion FR-S -- the CS-Cup car features a stripped interior and racing safety equipment.

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Toyota 86 CS cup car

This example was built by Toyota Motorsports in Germany and air-shipped to Las Vegas for the show.

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Toyota 86 CS cup car

Out back is a massive downforce generating wing but, for the most part, the race car's bodywork is close to stock.

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Toyota 86 CS cup car

The spec-racer rides on OZ Racing 17-inch wheels shod in Pirelli tires.

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1966 Toyota Stout 1900

Pickup trucks date back further in Toyota's history than you may think; as illustrated by this 1966 Toyota Stout.

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Toyota Tacoma TRD Pro race truck

The extreme modern descendant of the Stout is this Tacoma TRD Pro race truck.

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Toyota Tacoma TRD Pro race truck

Toyota plans to compete in the MINT 400 with this very Tacoma.

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Toyota Tacoma TRD Pro race truck

The drivers who'll be tackling the "Great American Off-Road Race" haven't been announced.

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Toyota Tacoma TRD Pro race truck

The truck features plenty of auxiliary lighting and off-road racing equipment.

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Toyota Tacoma TRD Pro race truck

Aside from the accessories, Toyota claims this TRD Pro is fairly close to the stock trim level you can buy at your local dealership.

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Toyota Tacoma TRD Pro race truck

The cabin features a floating tablet for navigation and race monitoring.

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Toyota Tacoma TRD Pro race truck

All four of the seating positions have been replaced with racing buckets with harnesses.

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Toyota Tacoma TRD Pro race truck

The bed is filled with all of the equipment needed for the rigors of desert racing.

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Toyota Tacoma TRD Pro race truck

There's a full-size spare tire, a racing jack, auxiliary cooling and an ever important fire extinguisher.

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Toyota Tacoma TRD Pro race truck

The exhaust exits high above the bed to prevent it from being damaged when jumping over dunes.

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1961 Toyota FJ25 Land Cruiser

Possibly the coolest car in the booth is this 1961 FJ25 Land Cruiser.

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1961 Toyota FJ25 Land Cruiser

In 1961, this was what you got for dashboard tech.

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1961 Toyota FJ25 Land Cruiser

The FJ Land Cruiser was an impressive off-road vehicle of its time, but the automaker took its modern interpretation in a different direction.

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Land Speed Cruiser

With a top track speed of 220 mph, the Land Speed Cruiser is simply aimed at being the world's fastest SUV.

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Land Speed Cruiser

The automaker's 5.7-liter V-8 is stroked to 6.2 liters of displacement before being force-fed air by a twin-turbocharger system. Output is stated at "more than 2,000 horsepower." What?!

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Land Speed Cruiser

The stock dashboard's wood trim looks a bit out of place in this gutted interior.

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Land Speed Cruiser

All seating has been removed save a single racing bucket.

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Land Speed Cruiser

Throughout the cabin, a safety cage keeps the driver safe at high speed and keeps the chassis stiff.

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Toyota Corolla Xtreme

The Xtreme Corolla must have named in the '90s, but it's based on the modern 2017 Corolla sedan.

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Toyota Corolla Xtreme

For SEMA, the sedan has been converted to a coupe and loses its B-pillars in the process.

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Toyota Corolla Xtreme

Not only did the name fall right out of the '90s, so did the Xtreme Corolla's style. The body is slathered in an eye-grabbing, tw0-tone color scheme.

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Toyota Corolla Xtreme

I'm not sure what wheels Toyota's customizers chose for the Xtreme Corolla because they painted right over the center caps. What is this, amateur hour?!

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Toyota Corolla Xtreme

The Xtreme Corolla features red race-inspired buckets, but this is no race car as evidenced by the huge subwoofers where the rear seats should be.

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Toyota Corolla Xtreme

A ducktail style spoiler hangs off of the Xtreme Corolla's rear extremity.

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Toyota Corolla Xtreme

The dual center exhaust tips have been powder coated to match the theme. The engine is said to be turbocharged, but details are surprisingly lacking. Let's just call this a style over substance kind of custom.

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1983 Toyota Van and 2017 Sienna

The last class to get the classic to extreme treatment is the minivan. Toyota started with the 1983 Toyota Van LE Minivan, which paved the way for the modern Sienna.

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Extreme Sienna

The Extreme Sienna -- interesting, this one gets a more reasonable spelling of "extreme" -- features a gorgeous blue and gold color scheme.

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Extreme Sienna

An air suspension settles the body over a set of gold Litespeed Racing wheels. Peek behind them to find red TRD brakes.

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Extreme Sienna

Up front, the cabin gets a little more luxurious with white leather.

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Extreme Sienna

The rear seating area is where the real customizer magic happens. A hardwood floor and reclining seats make the minivan feel like a private jet for passengers.

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Extreme Sienna

Separating the fore from the aft cabin is this divider that features a large color screen.

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Extreme Sienna

Color-matched exhaust tips and a maybe-too-aggro-f0r-a-minivan body kit complete the Extreme treatment.

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