Toyota Tundra TRD Street Concept Hits Detroit
Looking rested and refreshed after its SEMA debut, the Tundra TRD Street Concept performance is making an appearance in Detroit.
Under the hood is an Eaton roots-type supercharger bolted to the Tundra's new 5.7-liter iForce V8. Horsepower and torque are expected to be well north of 400 hp and lb-feet torque but official figures haven't been announced yet.
A TRD Tundra-specific braking system has also been added to the truck with huge calipers and 16-inch drilled rotors for enhanced performance. A set of 285/45 tires ride on TRD 22x9-inch forged aluminum wheels.
TRD typically offers its performance parts as post-sale add-ons through Toyota dealers. If this package is offered, it would allow Toyota to claim rights to the full size pickup performance title, since Dodge relinquished the crown when it announced the end of production for the V10 powered SRT-10 Ram. And Ford's SVT Lighting continues to be missing in action since the current model was introduced.
Stay tuned for more info about this truck and other Toyota news after the reveal of the Tundra CrewMax and our interview with Brian Smith, Toyota Motor Sales Corporate Manager for Truck Operations.