• Nov 11, 2008
After reading that the latest supercharged Toyota just did 0-60 mph in 4.4 seconds, you might think to yourself, "Toyota doesn't make the Supra anymore, and even when they did it was turbocharged, not supercharged." And then you'd think that somebody probably did some outrageous modifications to a Camry or Corolla, or possibly even a Yaris, but no. The vehicle in question is a new Toyota, but it isn't one of those models. It's a relatively stock model in fact, with a factory warranty and factory-approved TRD parts. And it isn't a car. It's the TRD Supercharged Tundra pickup truck. Using the TRD supercharger and a few other tricks, the truck's 5.7L V8 has blossomed from 381 horsepower to 504, and torque has gone up from 401 lb-ft to 550. And MotorTrend claims they got it to run 0-60 in just just 4.4 seconds, half a second quicker than a Ram SRT-10 and faster than most high-end sports cars.

There's no doubt this is one quick vehicle, but we call BS on the time. Even with super-short gears, there's no way a truck that weighs over 5,000 lbs can do it in 4.4 seconds. Pickuptrucks.com ran the same truck through the 1/8th mile in Irwindale and managed 9.07 seconds at 81.16 mph. We'd guess the 0-60 should fall closer to 5 seconds at that pace, which is still mighty impressive. And yet, MT posted a full quarter-mile in 13 seconds flat at 106.3, so maybe TRD has done a little more work since the previous test. We're going to try and get our hands on one for an independent analysis. For now, we leave you with this point to ponder: Is it remotely possible for a 5,000+ pound Tundra, even one with Toyo Proxes S/T 285/45 R22 tires and TRD go-fast goodies, to do 0-60 in just 4.4 seconds?

[Source: MotorTrend via Pickuptrucks.com]


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      • 6 Years Ago

      So what does this do to Toyota's green image?
      • 6 Years Ago
      For what it's worth, Inside Line got a 5.1 (4.7 with rollout)

      http://www.edmunds.com/insideline/do/Drives/Followup/articleId=133948
      • 6 Years Ago
      I have a supercharged tundra.It will make that time i am sure.Mine is a 4x4 4 door cab.Clocked it on a g-tech 0-60 4.67 seconds!Yes i had it in 4hi.This thing is a rocket!!!!!!
      • 6 Years Ago
      The REAL question: WHAT WILL IT TAKE FOR JDM LOVER TO QUIT SPAMMING THE THREAD?
        • 6 Years Ago
        Maybe we'll get lucky and Pokemon will come on TV soon. Or his sister's friend will walk by showing a little bit of her bra strap, prompting a 45 minute shower.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Why is this so hard to believe?

      A 500 HP/550 TQ truck that weighs about 4800 lbs, has a 6-speed auto with short gearing, and none of the traction problems of the SRT-10 can post numbers like that all day.

      A 5.7L Tundra owned by a member on Tundrasolutions.com ran a 13.9 with only intake and exhaust.

      Imagine if they tested one without those heavy 22s...
        • 6 Years Ago
        +10

        Autoblog is just jealous!!!!!


        HAHAHA

        GOOO TOYOTA...this is bad ass!
      • 6 Years Ago
      I own a 5.7L RCSB Tundra. Bone stock ran a 14.2 quarter mile. Couple months later with CAI/exhaust I ran a 13.9 @ 99mph. Both those runs were with less than 11k miles on the truck. I was actually expecting this SC truck to just barely break into the high 12s. I don't have any highly accurate measure devices but from what i've timed on film my 0-60mph is 5.3 seconds right now.
      • 6 Years Ago
      If this truck can do these kind of numbers, it is quick.
      Great. Already been done. Not interested.
      Why wouldn't they build there own "muscle car" to compete with Mustang, Camaro? A "me too" in this segment makes sense, it would bring tons of attention plus it would be great fun to pull up next to one in an old 92' Fox body and smoke it. Come on Toyota, you build decent vehicles, how about a little one-on-one at the local dragstrip with something other than front wheel drive in a body style that belongs at the drag strip. Chickens.
      • 6 Years Ago
      I believe it. 0-60 is about torque and traction. Obviously it has torque...and trucks these days can come with some very wide rubber, much wider than you can stuff under most cars.
      • 6 Years Ago
      I don't believe it, give me the keys and let me do my own evaluation please!
      • 6 Years Ago
      HOW MANY CARS DOES THIS THING BEAT!!! (and it can get faster)



      TOYOTAS KILLING THEM.

      BAD ASS TRUCK!!!
        • 6 Years Ago
        Why is everything you say moronic?
        • 6 Years Ago
        @Justin:

        The nightly anime showings on Adult Swim are getting to him.
        • 6 Years Ago
        you can make it as fast as you want....but its still a crap TRUCK
        • 6 Years Ago
        Yep, it'll beat my VW New Beetle.... until the first chicane... or pretty much any other corner.

        Moron.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Few other tricks=nitrous.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Doesn't MT do time corrections for air pressure, temperature, altitude, etc?

      If my memory serves right, they do. So they probably aren't giving the real-world times for the truck. Just the corrections for "if weather and everything else was perfect" times.
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