Though Toyota will have an actual diesel-powered heavy-duty Tundra on hand at the SEMA Show in Las Vegas next week, we doubt it will have the style and visual presence of the Toyota Racing Development Tundra Double Cab Off-Road Concept shown here. We first got wind it concept last week from an ad that appeared in AutoWeek, but now we've got all the pics and details for you straight from Toyota.
The concept truck with its 6.5-foot bed, restyled front and rear fascias (the non-functional hood scooplet is gone!) and five-inch wider fenders give this SEMA-fied Tundra a decidedly more aggressive and purposeful look than the current Tundra. Its TRD supercharger attached to Toyota's popular 5.7L V8 also puts out a much more robust 500 HP that's 50-state emissions legal. The TRD 17-inch off-road wheels wearing 37-inch BFG tires look ready to pound some pavement into submission, while the beefed up front and rear long-travel suspension appear up to the task of handling the 28-foot custom Featherlite car-hauler out back. Yes, even though the 10,200-lb trailer in the pic is sitting on its jack stands, there is a gooseneck hitch in the truck's bed and it can haul the trailer. Of course, concept vehicles don't normally go through the rigor of real work, so we hear Toyota will have another Tundra on hand to do this concept's dirty work. You can read more about that truck over at Pickuptruck.com. The trailer, meanwhile, isn't carrying Toyota's latest racing Tundra, but rather is filled with some of TRD's current product catalogue that SEMA attendees will be able to browse at the show. Something tells us they'll be more interested in the truck, however, than what it's hauling.
[Source: Toyota via Pickuptruck.com]
TRD TUNDRA SOUBLE CAB OFF-ROAD CONCEPT AND TRAILER
The TRD Tundra Double Cab 4x4 Off-Road Concept starts with a 6.5-foot bed. It combines an extensive list of custom features designed to showcase new TRD products on a rugged heavy-duty off-road truck that can be used to pull a large car-hauler trailer.
The 5.7-liter V8 engine has been upgraded with the new TRD supercharger system that incorporates an air-to-liquid intercooler that boosts output to approximately 500 horsepower and is 50-state emission legal.
The truck uses TRD 17x8 forged off-road wheels with 37x12.50 R17/D BFG tires on special front and rear wide-track long-travel suspensions. The body has been aggressively restyled with new front and rear fascias and five-inch wider fender sides. A custom trailer hitch has been incorporated into the bed.
The 28-foot custom Featherlite car-hauler trailer was designed and built to resemble a working race car trailer, but is actually a traveling TRD product display featuring many new TRD products.
Inside the trailer, visitors can get a look at the internal workings of the latest TRD superchargers and limited-slip differentials, see the latest wheel offerings or view a video of the actual design and construction of the TRD Off-Road Concept Tundra.