2007 Preview: Toyota Tundra Double Cab TRD Off-Road Concept and
By: Mike Levine Posted:
10-26-07 22:45 PT
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is not Toyota's widely anticipated heavy duty diesel-powered Tundra
concept pickup that we're expecting to see next week in Las Vegas at
the annual SEMA show. From the rumors we're hearing, that truck won't
fit in a single photo.
see here is Toyota Racing Development's Tundra Double Cab Off Road
Concept and matching TRD trailer. The pair first
showed up in a Toyota
advertisement in AutoWeek.
can describe it as well as we can, here's Toyota's press release with
the truck's history and custom details:
Tundra Double Cab 4x4 Off Road Concept starts with a 6.5-foot bed.
It combines an extensive list of custom features designed to showcase
new TRD products on a rugged heavy-duty off-road truck that can be
used to pull a large car-hauler trailer.
V8 engine has been upgraded with the new TRD supercharger system that
incorporates an air-to-liquid intercooler that boosts output to approximately
500 horsepower and is 50-state emission legal.
uses TRD 17x8-inch forged off-road wheels with 37x12.50-inch R17/D
BFG tires on special front and rear wide-track long-travel suspensions.
The body has been aggressively restyled with new front and rear fascias
and five-inch wider fender sides. A custom trailer hitch has been incorporated
into the bed.
custom Featherlite car hauler trailer was designed and built to resemble
a working race car trailer, but is actually a traveling TRD product
display featuring many new TRD products.
trailer, visitors can get a look at the internal workings of the latest
TRD superchargers and limited-slip differentials, see the latest wheel
offerings or view a video of the actual design and construction of
the TRD Off Road Concept Tundra."
some comments generated online in response to the original story about
this truck, because the trailer is shown with its landing gear down
in the pictures.
at TRD promise this truck is 100% capable of hauling the 10,200-lb
gooseneck trailer attached to its cargo box. For now, though, this
copper-hued hauler is playing the role of trailer queen until after
it completes the show circuit. But here's pictures of another Tundra
D-Cab that's about halfway through the full-blown TRD makeover. Look
ma, no landing gear!
silver pickup is the actual truck that's towing the TRD trailer to SEMA.
It has the same exhaust, wheels, tires, and suspension as the Tundra
Off Road Concept. After SEMA is over, it's also going to get the copper
paint treatment and supercharger treatment.
tells us the wheels are production rims that you'll be able to buy
starting next month. You might want to think twice about the tires
though. They're specially made BF Goodrich off road racing rubber that
costs about three times as much as a typical all-terrain radial.
more pictures and information next week when we hit the floor at SEMA.
Check back for our direct coverage from Las Vegas.