Ever wanted to inject the Japanese hybrid with Italian supercar styling? Now you can.
To spice up the Toyota RAV4, Japanese tuner Albermo will sell you a body kit that makes the Japanese SUV look like a Lamborghini Urus by replicating the 640-hp SUV's aggressive air intakes, front bumper, and rear diffuser. It doesn't look as bad as you might think, either.
This isn't the only Japanese car Albermo can transform into an Italian exotic, however. If you own a Toyota Prius but wish you could afford a Ferrari, Albermo has a solution for you. Dubbed the 'Albermo SP42', the custom body kit gives the Toyota Prius a Ferrari Portofino face, injecting the Japanese hybrid with Italian style.
Like the Lamborghini Urus kit, the headlights are left stock, but the front fascia has been redesigned to replicate the Ferrari Portofino. A custom front bumper with large air intakes, a black-out grille, and a front spoiler lip gives the Prius a significantly more aggressive appearance.
The bumper parts can be purchased for ¥108,000 ($1,012). At the back, Albermo had fitted a new rear bumper and diffuser inspired by the Ferrari Portofino, which is available for ¥78,000 ($731). You can even add racing stripes in the color of the Italian flag. Albermo has also replaced the iconic Prancing Horse logo with a fake logo featuring a bird, which will no doubt rile Ferrari.
Alternatively, the Toyota Prius Ferrari lookalike can be bought as a complete package with additional modifications including front and rear Volk racing wheels and lowered suspension for 3.5 million yen ($32,506). That's considerably cheaper than a Ferrari Portofino, which starts at $215,000.
Of course, it goes without saying that just because this modified Toyota Prius looks like a Ferrari doesn't mean it offers the same level of performance. Powering the Ferrari Portofino is a 3.9-liter twin-turbocharged V8 producing 592 horsepower enabling the supercar to sprint from 0-62 mph in 3.5 seconds. The Toyota Prius, on the other hand, uses a less potent but far more efficient 1.8-liter four-cylinder and an electric motor generating 121 hp. Now there's a comparison we never thought we would ever make.