For those who love to go as fast as possible in as straight a line as possible, but have a wife, two kids and family pet, Toyota has built the DragQuoia just for you. Well, except for the family pet part.

With four seats (plus racing harnesses, naturally), a 650-horsepower TRD supercharged V8 engine and 21.5-inch racing slicks, this drag-racing Sequoia thing can reportedly cover the quarter mile in as little as nine seconds. It's so absurd that it's glorious.

In addition to the racing harnesses, there's a full roll cage and a parachute to bring things back down from speed. Safety first, family man. Read more about the DragQuoia in the press release below and enjoy our live photo gallery above.
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October 20, 2012
NHRA Driver Antron Brown Launches Radical Toyota Sequoia Dream Build

Dubbed the 'DragQuoia,' Brown Goes Extreme with Family Dragster Concept

TORRANCE, Calif., (Oct. 20, 2012) – NHRA Top Fuel points leader Antron Brown has hatched an extreme concept for his Sequoia in the Toyota Racing Dream Build Challenge (www.ToyotaRacingDreamBuild.com). Straight line speed is what Top Fuel is all about, and Brown left no stone unturned to make sure his vehicle is the fastest of the four in the competition.

"It's...a special vehicle with a little hint of NHRA twisted all the way in it, with a lot of horsepower," Brown said. "It's fast...from my house to the grocery store!"

Brown's "DragQuoia" family dragster features massive 21.5-inch wide rear tires, 650 plus horsepower from a TRD-supercharged engine with nitrous, and extensive custom chassis fabrication. But making a nine to 10 second Sequoia also means it has to be light. To that end, the team removed over 1,600 lbs. of "non-essential" weight.

To make it family friendly, there are individual racing seats for four, each with its own five-point racing harness, plus a child-size version with harness in the back so junior can get in on the action. A full custom roll cage and a tail-mounted parachute enhance the safety factors in this radical build.

But the competition is fierce. NASCAR driver Kyle Busch created a "Rowdy" edition Camry, Clint Bowyer produced a Tekked-Out Prius, while NHRA Funny Car driver Alexis DeJoria converted a Tundra pickup truck into a beastly desert pre-runner. Though the drivers are competing for glory against one another, the real victor will be the winning driver's charity of choice, which will receive a $50,000 check from Toyota.

Voting will open on Oct. 20 and will continue through Oct. 29. Fans will be able to vote once per day via Toyota Racing's Facebook page and enter to win prizes, including a Toyota Racing "Dream Trip", which will be given away to one lucky fan.

The final vehicle builds will be unveiled at a press conference in the Toyota display at the SEMA show in Las Vegas on Oct. 30 at 11 a.m. local time. Fans will be able to tune in live to watch the entire press conference on the Toyota Racing Facebook page or LiveStream.com/Toyota and see the winner announced in real time.


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      Lab Rat
      • 2 Years Ago
      Nobody asked for this... People are CLAMORING for a proper Supra replacement. What the hell?
      Erik
      • 2 Years Ago
      Totally forgot they still make the Sequoia. They can't be selling many.
        See Me Hemi
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Erik
        Can't imagine them not selling many, around my area they are all over the place. The Land Cruiser is the one you don't see many of, especially the 200 series.
      bubba_roe
      • 2 Years Ago
      Toyota needs to offer some v8's as crate motors.
      Frisky_Dingo
      • 2 Years Ago
      I don't see this thing pulling 9's. Maybe comfortably in the 10's.
      MAX
      • 2 Years Ago
      The ultimate TRDra.
      Renaurd
      • 2 Years Ago
      What is that?Type your comment here
      Ron
      • 2 Years Ago
      Most of the repliers here are clueless as to what went on here. Toyota chose various drivers of Toyota products or sponsored by them to come up with their own concept of what could be done with a `Yota and this is what Antron Brown came up with. The others weren't a big deal but he pulled this one off!