1,000 HP Hellcat-Powered Toyota Prius Smokes Dodge Demon On The Drag Strip

When Toyota launched the Prius, it expected it to become a best seller. We doubt, however, that it woule even think that one would become a monster of a drag racer.

Okay, this particular example doesn’t pack the stock hybrid powertrain and batteries, as these were swapped for a supercharged 6.2-liter V8 from a Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat.

The 707 horses (717PS / 527kW) produced by the stock unit simply weren’t enough for this Toyota Prius, which then welcomed a 4.5-liter Whipple supercharger, special exhaust and probably other internals. As for the result, this would be a mighty 1,000hp (1,014PS / 746kW).

Also Watch: Teslonda Is A 1970’s Honda Accord With Tesla Power That Can Outrun A Bugatti

Despite all the work that went into it, the sleeper is actually lighter than the average Challenger SRT Hellcat. In fact, it’s said to be some 1,300lbs (590kg) lighter, and this makes it an absolute beast on the drag strip.

You shouldn’t bet your money on the SRT Demon either, as it couldn’t cope with this Toyota Prius, nor you should bet on a bunch of other machines that the former hybrid met on the drag strip, because it’s far superior.

Now, before moving on to the two videos posted at the bottom of the page, we’ll remind you that the Toyota Prius SRT8, as it was initially baptized, greeted visitors at the 2017 SEMA Show, in Las Vegas. Little did we know at the time that it’s far more than a concept

Jay Leno met it up close and personal, too, in his very own garage, and needless to say he was very impressed with it.


  • Hell just froze.

  • danno

    Stuff a big engine into a small car. Been done forever – thinking the original Shelby Cobra.

  • marioGTI

    I would take the blue one anyway..

  • chumaxa .

    Absolutely unbelievable, class actors there, who expected the prius for the win, barely modified car there.

  • Six_Tymes

    LMAO. thats pretty damn epic.

  • Blinka Bot


Nissan Claims Carlos Ghosn Took Home $9 Million In Improper Payments

The former CEO is accusedof receiving this sum after signing a contract for a Netherlands-based joint venture.

2020 Genesis G90 Makes North American Debut At Montreal Auto Show

In the U.S., the engine lineup includes a 3.3L twin-turbo V6 and a naturally aspirated 5.0L V8.

The Days Of Germany’s No-Speed-Limit Autobahn Are Probably Numbered

The government might impose a 130 km/h speed limit as part of a new climate change law.

Semi Smashes Through Concrete Barrier On Freeway, Topples And Hits Three Cars

This scary accident resulted in the injury of one person, who was transported to the hospital.

Heavily Bent Volvo S60 Gets A New Lease Of Life Thanks To Lone Mechanic

The man needed 60 hours in order to fix the right side of the car, which was completely bent out of shape.

Orange And The All Black: Meet T Sportline’s Widebody Tesla Model X

The carbon fiber body kit adds more than two inches to the Model X’s overall width.

Porsche Cayman GT4 Rallye Confirmed For Production, Will Be Ready For 2020 Season

The new 718 Cayman GT4 Rallye is being designed to meet FIA R-GT regulations.

The Grand Tour Is Back, Watch Hammond And May Come Up With New Slogans

Apparently #JustDifferentEnoughFromTopGearNotToBeSued was too long.

2020 BMW X3 M: Meet The New 450+ HP Crossover

The all-new X3 M could have a twin-turbo 3.0-liter inline-six that develops up to 474 hp.

Hyundai And Kia Recall Nearly 200,000 Vehicles Over Fire Risk, Will Update Millions More

The recall impacts certain Sonata, Santa Fe Sport, Optima, Sorento and Sportage models.