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Toyota Land Cruiser 6x6

Unlike its road counterpart, NSV Auto's Toyota Land Cruiser 6x6 is powered by a supercharged 4.0L V6 that pumps out 398-horsepower and 364 lb-ft of torque to three axles through a 5-speed manual gearbox. Sporting 6 large wheels with the ability to traverse over big hills and stomp through deep sand with ease, it can haul 3.3 tons of cargo in the back while doing so. Continue reading for a video, pictures and information about a custom Toyota HiLux 6x6.

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Toyota uBOX

Toyota partnered with graduate students at Clemson University's International Center for Automotive Research to create "uBOX". A new concept vehicle designed for Generation Z, whether it be for transportation, work or socializing. The box-like, door-equipped crossover sports an electric powertrain that delivers ample take-off power, while a configurable interior with sliding, nesting seats enables you to easily switch between cargo and people carrying, as needed. Continue reading for a video and more information.

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Toyota 2000GT

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.

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Tamiya Cr01 Toyota Land Cruiser

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.

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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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