It's during moments like these that you know Toyota wishes it had a heavy-duty version of the Tundra. While the currently-available versions are capable of rescuing shipping containers in distress, and can make like the Millenium Falcon escaping from a giant space slug, they cannot haul the transporter that carries the Tundra race trucks. As our friends at Jalopnik show, at the Texas State Fair, that task is left to the maximum-cojones of a Chevy Silverado 3500 HD. Oh, what a feeling... of humil
Texas State Fair goers were granted an exclusive look at two new Toyota Tundra pickups on Tuesday, where the automaker sought to show its wares in a venue perfectly suited to make the most of the Tundra's work-inspired physique and powerplant.
Over the years, the big two-point-five may have lost market share to their overseas counterparts, but one segment that no foreign manufacturer can touch is Detroit's diesel pickup offerings. With that in mind, GM and Ford will announce the power ratings of their newest oil burners during, where else, the Texas State Fair.
The 2008 Ford Super Duty, available early in 2007, will have a new 6.4-liter Power Stroke diesel engine that will be Ford's cleaners and quietest diesel engine ever sold in America. The new engine uses an advanced diesel particulate filter which, when combined with ultra low-sulfur diesel fuel, "will provide particulate emissions levels that are equivalent to gasoline engines" according to Ford. The filter "scrubs black smoke from exhaust gases and periodically cleans itself via advanced engine