The 2000GT made its most famous screen appearance in the 1967 James Bond movie You Only Live Twice, most of which was filmed in Japan. Two one-off topless models - fitted only with tonneau covers to simulate functioning convertible roofs - were made specially for the film. It is claimed a targa had been considered to accommodate the burly 6' 2" Sean Connery. Continue reading for more interesting facts.
Tamiya's CR-01 Crawler Toyota Land Cruiser is no ordinary remote-controlled vehicle, as it's designed to go anywhere, thanks to short progressive springs and a 4-link rigid suspension. The motor is placed in a central position, with planetary gears enabling low-speed shaft-driven 4WD. Front and rear differentials can be locked. Large-diameter tires feature a tread pattern which extends to the sidewalls, and are fitted to beadlock wheels. Get one here now. Click here to view the first image in this week's demotivational posters gallery. Continue reading for a viral video showing what happens when you pour molten copper into a coconut.
The Toyota Hilux is just about as rugged as trucks come, but when Iceland-based Arctic Trucks gets their hands on one of them, it becomes an all-terrain beast. The AT44 is powered by a 3.0L diesel engine that produces 171-horsepower, and when paired with rugged 44 x 18.5 x 15 tires, even the toughest of hills become a walk in the park. A 550L fuel tank and 2000kg carrying capacity ensure that you won't be stranded in the middle of nowhere. For those who like camping out, the modular truck bed allows you to add a camper. Continue reading for two more videos. Click here for more pictures.
It's not everyday that you see a Tundra 1794 Edition 4x4 CrewMax pickup, much less one that's been turned into a limousine. Introducing the Toyota Tundrasine, which is equipped with a 5.7LV8 engine, measures over 26 feet (7.9 meters) in length and has a wheelbase of 235.9 inches (six meters). No detail was spared inside and out, and it definitely shows with its luxurious leather accents. Continue reading for more pictures and information.
If Darth Maul owned a Toyota back here on Earth, it'd probably be the sleek FT-1 Vision GT. "From the start of the FT-1 project, we wanted the driver to have a feeling of flow while at the wheel - to be able to focus on the road and nothing else. From color and trim standpoint in the FT-1, there was a laser-like focus on staying true to function. This project was very special, as the FT-1 stands apart in its performance-driven, authentic purpose," said Wendy Lee, studio chief designer at Calty (designed the FT-1). Continue reading for another video and more pictures.
The DeLorean DMC-12 may attract all the attention, but fanatics know that Marty McFly's vehicle of choice was his 1985 Toyota pickup. Now, it's been recreated somewhat with the all-new 2016 Toyota Tacoma Marty McFly edition, complete with custom paint to match the original, off-road suspension, KC lights, custom tubular bumbers, light bar, vintage head, taillights, along with a special "Toyota" logo tailgate. You can view it now if you happen to be in Los Angeles, New York, and Dallas today. Continue reading for a video of the original and more pictures.
On the outside, it looks like a normal 2015 Toyota Camry, but lift up the shell, and you'll see a monstrous supercharged 5.8L V8 engine sourced from the Toyota Tundra, paired with a wet nitrous system, that generates 850-plus- horsepower. It completes the quarter-mile in a mere 9.8-seconds, and power is directed to the asphalt via chunky DOT 335/30/18 drag racing tires. "This Camry is the ultimate sleeper - it definitely has the element of surprise on its side and more than enough muscle to drop the hammer on any unsuspecting car that pulls up," says Wade, TRD Motorsports Technical Center Director. Click here to view the first image in this week's WINS gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of a crazy light strike captured by police dash cam.
We have seen the future of city transportation, and it's the Toyota i-ROAD. Currently being tested in Grenoble, France, it's basically a 3-wheeled electric vehicle with a range of up to 30-miles on a single charge. With Toyota's "Active Lean" technology, it's not only safe, but intuitive and enjoyable to drive, with no need for a helmet. The vehicle is only 92-inches long, 57-inches tall and 35-inches-wide. Continue reading for two videos, more pictures and additional information.
This technically isn't a *transparent car*, but rather one created by Susumu Tachi and Masahiko Inami of the Graduate School of Media Design at Keio University, that utilizes video camouflage technology. The system uses projectors, cameras, and special mirrors to mirror what one would see on the outside the car onto the surfaces inside. Continue reading for a video and more information.
Let's face it, not everyone who wants to travel the world can actually afford to do so, but Reddit user "tylerthompson21" had other ideas in mind. He began with a standard Toyota truck and decided to build a custom camper, complete with bed, storage space, as well as working power outlets. A few weeks later, after countless hours of work, he definitely had something worthy to show. Continue reading to see the build process.