Toyota’s experimental Corolla race car is powered by a hydrogen combustion-engine and its sound may surprise you. In a recent video by Toyota Times, you can hear it drive off and onto a track, with no signs of it being a zero-emissions car. Those who have driven it claim that the Corolla drives just like a gasoline-powered model. What sets this apart from the Mirai as well as other hydrogen vehicles? It’s not powered by a fuel cell, but rather a turbocharged three-cylinder engine that uses hydrogen instead of gasoline. Read more for two videos and additional information.
Some Toyota GR Supra owners may still prefer how its predecessor, the fourth-generation (A80) models looked, and Avante Design could have just the body kit for that group. Up front, you’ll find a completely revamped bumper, along with a large intake scoop, while the splitter comes equipped with aero flicks and sit right below the headlights vents. Side skirt extensions give it a more aggressive look that makes the vehicle look lower to the ground. Read more for additional pictures.
The Toyota bZ4X Concept has made its official debut, and this is the start of a vision for the first of a global series of battery-electric vehicles to be introduced under the “Toyota bZ” brand umbrella. By 2025, the company will use this platform for around 70 electrified models, with at least 15 dedicated BEVs, including seven carrying the bZ (Beyond Zero) brand moniker. Plus, Toyota plans to electrify its pickup truck lineup in the near future, including hybrid and BEV powertrains. Read more for two videos, additional pictures and information.
HGK Racing is best known for their BMW E92 Eurofighter, but this is the first A90 Toyota Supra they decided to tune, and not just with a few simple bolt-on parts. Starting off, it boasts a full carbon fiber and kevlar body, with the doors alone setting you back a cool $2,725, while the rear fender adds on another $1,192. The BMW-sourced B58 turbocharged and direct-injected 3.0-liter inline-six has been tuned to now make an astonishing 1,000-horsepower, mated to either a 4-speed and 5-speed Samsonas Sequential Gearbox. Read more for a video, additional pictures and information.
Toyota Research Institute (TRI) collaborated with Stanford University to develop self-driving technology that may help prevent accidents on the road, and the testing involves installing autonomous systems in modern cars, like the GR Supra. To showcase this achievement, they recently installed the system on Toyota’s latest sports car and computer-controlled drifting ensued. For those who remember, Standford created a self-drifting DeLorean back in 2019. Read more for the video and a bonus.
The Toyota Gazoo Racing GR010 Hybrid Hypercar has been officially uncovered, equipped with a powerful four-wheel drive racing hybrid powertrain consisting of a twin-turbocharged 3.5L V6 engine making 680hp, combined with a front-axle hybrid motor generator unit, developed by AISIN AW and DENSO. The racing team enters its ninth season in WEC with the same driver line-up which brought Le Mans and World Championship glory to the team in the 2019-2020 campaign. World Champions Mike Conway, Kamui Kobayashi and José María López will helm the #7 vehicle while Sébastien Buemi, Kazuki Nakajima and Brendon Hartley race with the #8 car. Read more for a video, additional pictures and information.
Toyota’s second-generation MR2 has been nicknamed “poor man’s Ferrari” by some since the vehicle did had several design cues borrowed from the Italian automaker, but most considered this a compliment. The factory MR2 GT-S came equipped with a turbocharged 2.0L 3S-GTE engine generating 218hp, paired with a 5-speed manual transmission, but even with heavy modifications, it could only go so far. This is why Josh decided to swap in a Honda K20 engine and slap on a turbocharger set at 50psi of boot, generating an insane 1,200hp. Read more for two videos and additional information.
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By now, many have seen or heard of the Karlmann King, the world’s most expensive SUV, but what if Toyota and Tesla joined in on the fun? It might look something like the Cyber Supra. Based on the Ford F550 4×4 commercial cab chassis, it’s powered by a 6.8-liter V10 engine producing 398 horsepower, mated to a 6-speed automatic transmission, which is needed, considering its curb weight of 13,230 pounds. With a 40-gallon fuel tank, you’ll have plenty during a zombie apocalypse. Read more for a video, additional pictures and information.
What happens when you take a Tacoma truck bed and turn it into a camper of sorts? You get the Toyota TRD-Sport Trailer, the ultimate overlanding rig. Featuring a scissor-lift that can raise an innovative rigid platform several feet out of the bed, a Yakima four-person tent that includes an awning / fly fishing-pole holders, a custom-built toilet, fridge, hot water heater, shower, power generator hooked up to an Optima Yellow Top battery, 16-gallon fresh water reservoir tank, 15-gallon grey water holding tank, and kitchenette sporting a slide-out sink / stove. Read more for a video, additional pictures and information.
The Toyota GR Supra Heritage Edition was so popular that the automaker decided to create a followup that pays tribute to its predecessor, the MkIV. It conceptualizes an open-air tribute to removable-top Supra models of the past, while still ensuring the structural rigidity by reinforcing large sections of the vehicle’s frame. So, the iconic removable roof now includes two composite panels that can be stored in the car’s trunk. Read more for a video and additional information.