been lots of off-road news this week at PickupTruck.com (2009
Hummer H3T, Rumored
Raptor F-150), and we're not about to let the dust settle
a sneak preview of the upcoming Ivan "Ironman" Stewart
Signature Series Toyota Tundra, courtesy of the folks at MotiveClub.com.
To the off-roading
community, Ivan needs no introduction. He's legendary in desert racing.
Ivan won the Baja 500 a record 17 times and he's the only driver
to have earned both the SCORE and Unlimited Class series championships
in the same year. His affiliation with Toyota dates back to 1983 and
he was inducted into the Off-Road Hall of Fame in 2006.
simply lent his name to the truck and stepped back. Ivan Stewart Tundras
have been in production
since 2000. To earn his continued endorsement
Ivan became deeply involved from the start with the current program,
selecting high grade components and designing a truck modeled after
his own personal Tundra. According to Motive Club's manager, Ron Flint,
Ivan vetoed adding a flashy light bar to the Tundra because he'd never
bolt that kind of bling to his casual rig.
Stewart Signature Series Tundra will be available in two stages. Stage
1 will have: 20-inch Alcoa forged alloy wheels, General Tire AT2 All-Terrains,
5100 Series Bilstein shocks, a Magnaflow cat-back exhaust, a Hurst
billet and carbon-fiber shifter, and a sequentially numbered dash plate.
Stage 2 adds Toyota Racing Development's new supercharger, reportedly
rated at 504-horsepower when integrated with the Tundra's 5.7-liter
Signature Series Tundras will only be available through Toyota dealers,
starting this summer. Pricing hasn't been announced.
is going to select one of their readers, and the reader's family, to
guests at a press event introducing the truck this summer. To find
out more, check out MotiveClub.com.