• Jun 23, 2008


Click above for hi-res gallery of the Ironman edition Toyota Tundra

Back in April we brought you an initial report of the upcoming "Ironman" edition Toyota Tundra, and full details have now made their way into cyberspace. The package will be comprised of a number of dealer-installed accessories and components aimed at pumping up the testosterone levels in Toyota trucks. The special-edition is named for Ivan "Ironman" Stewart, who has raced Toyota trucks to an unparalleled 10 championships and 84 career victories.

Not only will there be an Ironman Tundra, but also Ironman editions of the smaller Tacoma truck and the retro FJ Cruiser beachcomber. Whereas the previous reports suggested that engine output would remain unchanged, the Ironman Tundra will actually offer a supercharger that boosts output from 381 hp to a whopping 504, and torque from 401 lb-ft to a stump-pulling 550. The Tacoma and FJ Cruiser likewise have their power increased from 239 hp to 304 and from 278 lb-ft of torque up to 334. Other components on offer for the Ironman Tundra are a Magnaflow cat-back exhaust, Bilstein shocks, Hella lamps, a Hurst pistol-grip shifter and 20-inch Alcoa aluminum-alloy rims with General tires. Similar accessories will reportedly be available for the Tacoma and FJ Cruiser as well.

With Toyota truck sales slumping, the company's performance division TRD hopes that the new Ironman packages will help boost sales. However, most buyers are not expected to pony up the $20k for the full monty, with most anticipated to spend between eight and ten grand on Ironman accessories from the pick-and-choose menu. The components are supplied directly by California-based Halo Special Edition Vehicles, which hopes to sell 500 Ironman packages this year before increasing targets to 5,000-10,000 packages in 2009.

[Source: Automotive News]



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      • 6 Years Ago
      That sounds like a kick-ass truck, but don't think now is the right time for it. Although if I had money to burn I would buy it! Hell it even looks good.
      • 6 Years Ago
      I'd rather see the base Tacoma get more four-cylinder power than the V-6 Tacoma get a supercharger. Ten horsepower and ten pound-feet of torque would do nicely.

      On the other hand, at least the V-6 version has an excuse for using premium fuel now... although at $20K over a typical model I should mention I'd rather buy a hybrid Chevy Silverado and get a good 21 mpg out of a full size truck.
        • 6 Years Ago
        mroverlord, that's overall, not highway. I'm saying maybe 20/25, or 21 overall.
        • 6 Years Ago
        Huh?

        My buddy already gets 22hwy from his hemi Ram.....I hope the Chebby hybrid would get 25...
      • 6 Years Ago
      I wonder how many people are going to think the Ironman package is from the Ironman movie not Stewart?
        • 6 Years Ago
        Next up, the Tony Stark Ironman edition
        with pacemaker and drinking problem
        • 6 Years Ago
        Ivan is the man. I like him a lot better than Toyota trucks.
      • 6 Years Ago
      "With Toyota truck sales slumping, the company's performance division TRD hopes that the new Ironman packages will help boost sales."

      Oops, bad idea, wrong time.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Look its just 500 units this year and 5000 next year in total for all three trucks.
      Secondly its offered by a third party who took the risk to develop it and sell it.
      So let it be, if people want it then they can buy it

      Now if this was offered by Toyota in house like TRD then I would be the first to bash them and bitch and moan about gas prices, corporate image and responsibility.
      • 6 Years Ago
      I seriously think this is the wrong time for a truck. Although it still can be used as a personal transportation unit, those days are slowly fading away, and the truck is crawling back into its original niche again.

      Http://www.tranharry.com/daily
      • 6 Years Ago
      after this transformer 2 will come out then chevy Camaro Transformer edition will be introduce
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