That's A Toyota Prius Race Car On Fire

Not happy with the Volt getting all the burning-hybrid headlines, the new Toyota Prius race car caught fire on Sunday during Super GT testing in Okayama, Japan.

According to Super GT's press release, the fire was caused by "wiring problems." The team's blog said overflowing gasoline caught fire and that the driver had "surprisingly minor injuries."

At least Toyota can relax knowing this Prius racer, sporting a mid-mounted V6 and rear-wheel drive, has almost nothing to do with the street cars you see clogging up the Whole Foods parking lot.

(Hat tip to: Xander Crews, Proud of BOXER!)

Photo Credit: JONSIBAL