Tundra has always been a very disputed subject. First was about its poor security level compared to its competitors, then it was about its 5.7 liter V8 engine. But as we are used by now, the company put all this behind and continue doing what they know best: pleasing thier customers.
A very good example in this way is the TRD Tundra, a mechanical monster that is meant to satisfy any farmer that needs the ultimate power. Even if is not sure yet if the TRD will go into production, a concept version will be unveiled at the SEMA Auto Show.
"We wanted a rig we could take to grassroots motorsports events," explains Gary Boler, Business Operations Manager for TRD. "Our concept was to turn a Tundra Double Cab and trailer into a race-support rig to display parts and accessories from the TRD catalog."
For a bold, impressive stance, the team installed a custom suspension along with the necessary driveline components to widen the track at both front and rear by five inches. Next, they added forged 17-inch wheels from TRD and shod them with 37-x12.50-inch tires; electric winches were integrated into the Tundra’s front and rear.
"Our favorite feature is the intercooled supercharger we developed," enthuses Boler. "It boosts the output of the Tundra’s stock 5.7-liter V8 to approximately 500 horsepower. It’s emissions-legal in all fifty states and we hope to offer it as a dealer-installed option soon."