member ('jkchang') at Tundra
apparently works for Longo Toyota in El Monte, California, was visited
by reps from Toyota Racing Development (TRD) interested in discussing
future product with sales staff on the frontlines. After the pipeline
talk ended the TRD folks revealed a new Toyota Sequoia equipped with
TRD's long anticipated supercharger bolted on its 5.7-liter iForce V8
- the same eight cylinder engine shared with the Tundra - sitting outside
in the parking lot. jkchang says TRD claims it's rated
at 504-horsepower. That's 123-horsepower more than the naturally aspirated
5.7-liter V8. No word on torque.
like this could be taken with a huge grain of salt, except jkchang
also took pictures of what looks to be a legit TRD compressor on top
of a 5.7-liter V8. And Toyota has previously stated its 5.7-liter
TRD supercharger was rated at "around
500-hp" on its project trucks, like last year's Toyota
Tundra Double Cab TRD Off-Road Concept.
at Toyota have told us the 5.7-liter supercharged Tundra has been clocked
running the 1/4-mile in the mid-13s. They also say it will be the fastest
vehicle in the Toyota lineup, excluding Lexus and, ahem, Scion.