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Available in standard form with power of upto 76bhp (depending on the year), so this goes to show the tuning potential of the Prius. From this you can increase the power from anywhere between 83.6bhp to 129.2bhp depending on how far you want to go. The larger power figure would need major work like a rebore, balancing, porting polishing and an agressive cam. It would also take a fairly hefty dose of forced induction.
Toyota mods should include an engine swap to provide a better base to work from. The ’76bhp Prius Saloons’ is a real gem in terms of power. Toyota have produced some interesting cars over the years. The Priuss really will benefit from a hike in the power, alternatively reducing the weight will help to improve the performance of your car. Car Tuning Guide have been impressed with the addition of fuel pressure boost valves on the Priuss , if you want to improve your throttle response get one fitted! The Car Tuning Guide recommend that on the Priuss , you get a fast road cam.
NOTE: POWER GAINS ARE PROPORTIONAL TO YOUR BASE POWER. The more you start with the better your gain will be. Doing an engine swap will give a better result than modding a small engine. Getting better flow through the head of the engine would reward your Prius with more power and may actually give a little more economy. So get the engine head polished and ported. The Priuss handling can be dramatically improved with some choice suspension modifications. You shouldn’t really lower a car by more than 30-35mm.
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