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Toyota Hilux ArcticTruck

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.

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Toyota Tundrasine Pickup Limousine

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.

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Toyota FT-1 Vision GT

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.

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Marty McFly Tacoma

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.

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Sleeper Toyota Camry


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.

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Toyota i-ROAD

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.

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Transparent Car Japan

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.

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Truck Conversion Traveler

Photo credit: Tylerthompson21

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.

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With each passing day, we are getting closer and closer to the launch of Toyota's Supra successor, the FT-1. The company has just unveiled a new version called "Toyota FT-1 Graphite, which adopts a graphite exterior paint scheme and an all-natural saddle grain leather interior, comparable to many modern sports cars, including the 2015 Corvette Stingray Z06 as well as the Porsche GT3. Click here to view the first image in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of cop that restores faith in humanity.

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While it may look like a futuristic vehicle from the next TRON movie, it's just the Toyota FV2 (Fun Vehicle 2). The company claims the bike, while autonomous (self-driving), will be 'driving fun in the future' by reading your emotions and providing information on its augmented reality display. It features four wheels - one at the rear, two in the middle and one at the front - and at the top of the bike is a sliding panel that closes when the bike is not in use. After unlocking, the bike will slide the panel up, allowing you to sit in the middle and also provide an interactive display on the panel's interior. With this display, you can then give the bike a destination you wish to travel to. Continue reading for a video and more information.

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