The Toyota RAV4 was originally designed for those who wanted a vehicle that had most of the benefits of SUVs, like increased cargo room, higher visibility, and the option of full-time four-wheel drive, but the maneuverability and fuel economy of a compact car. A group of 200 factory workers at the automaker’s Takaoka factory in Japan spent their free time turning one of these RAV4s into a limousine. Read more for a video and additional information.
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Initial D fans are probably very familiar with the AE86 series of the Toyota Corolla Levin and Toyota Sprinter Trueno. These compact front-engine/rear-drive models within the fifth generation Corolla range, produced from 1983 to 1987 in coupe and hatchback configurations, are popular with the drifting crowd. What happens if you modify one to go off-road? You probably get something like this Toyota “Pandemic” AE86 Off-Road Edition by Track_Hype. Read more for additional pictures and information.
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Development for The Fast and the Furious movie came about after director Rob Cohen read a Vibe magazine article in 1998 titled “Racer X”, which detailed the illegal street racing circuit operating within New York City. So, he contacted producer Neal H. Moritz, who then presented the script to Universal Studios. It was greenlit shortly after and Paul Walker was the first actor to sign onto the project. One vehicle that stood out from the rest in that movie is most certainly Walker’s (Brian O’Conner) Toyota Supra. Platinum Car Sales spent one year building a replica and it quickly sold for $37,559 USD. Read more for additional pictures and information.
If you’ve been seeking a vehicle for a potential zombie apocalypse, add this heavily modifiedtactical 2013 Toyota Tundra 4×4 CrewMax truck to your shortlist. With 48,000-miles on the odometer, this vehicle is powered by a 5.7-liter V8, mated to a six-speed automatic transmission sending power to all four wheels. Inside, you’ll find a gray leather interior, navigation, and a backup camera. Read more for a video, additional pictures and information.
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Liberty Walk is known for their outlandish body kits, so it’s no surprise that their latest offering for the new 2020 Toyota GR Supra continues that tradition. Unfortunately, the entire kit will set you back at least $14,850 for the fiberglass version or $15,950 with carbon fiber bits. Should you want to customize it a bit further, adding a new hood with vents near the windshield increases the total to $17,930 in fiberglass or $19,030 for the carbon fiber version. Read more for additional pictures.
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Grannas Racing has just set a new world record with their 2,000 hp Toyota Supra MK4 drag car after completing the quarter-mile in a mere 6.9-seconds. To be more specific, this is currently the fastest quarter-mile completed by an H-Pattern manual transmission vehicle, previously held by 1997 Camaro, which completed it in 7.546 seconds. Read more for the record-setting run and additional information.
The 2020 Toyota GR Supra has an official top speed of 155 mph, but one owner discovered that the electronic limits aren’t what they seem to be. In other words, their factory A90 Supra managed to hits 163 mph (263 kilometers per hour), according to external GPS speedometer. For those who don’t know, the Autobahn in Germany has several speed-unrestricted stretches, which makes this top speed run legal in that country. Read more for the video.
On paper, Toyota says that the 2021 Supra’s turbocharged 3.0-liter inline-six cylinder engine generates 382 horsepower and 369 lb-ft of torque at the crank, but Car & Driver found out that it’s making a lot more after putting it on a dyno. How much more? Well, they discovered that a bone stock example made 388 horsepower and 421 pound-feet of torque at the wheels, or over 400 horsepower at the crank. Read more for a video and additional information.
Japan-based tuning shop Albermo has just released a body kit that turns the Toyota RAV4 into a Lamborghini Urus knockoff. The kit comes in several pieces: an unpainted front bumper ($1,291), honeycomb mesh in the corners ($75), revamped rear panel ($730) and four-piece side moldings ($150). Unfortunately, nothing was added to the stock engine to at least give it some additional performance. Read more for a video, additional pictures and information.
The 2020 Toyota GR Supra was co-developed alongside the BMW Z4, as they share platforms, engine, multiple parts of the suspension and some interior trim components. However, many races have proved that the Supra is faster than the Z4, or at least in a straight line. What if you took a modified GR Supra and pit it against a stock BMW M4? Car Wow set to find out in their latest drag racing showdown. Read more for the video and additional information.