2013 Toyota Sequoia Family Dragster Concept by Antron Brown

Of the four vehicles that are set to take part in the Toyota Racing Dream Build Challenge, NHRA Top Fuel points leader Antron Brown’s Sequoia Family Dragster Concept is just about the most ridiculous of the bunch. And we mean ridiculous in a good way.

This SEMA -bound project, aptly nicknamed the "DragQuoia" was built with one goal in mind: straight line speed.

So Antron Brown went to work to make sure that no stones were left unturned in making this vehicle the fastest of the four in the competition. The first and most important order of business was to give the Sequoia a TRD-supercharged engine with nitrous, netting an insane output of over 650 horsepower. From there, Brown and his team fitted a new set of 21.5" rear tires and worked on customizing the chassis fabrication to remove well over 1,600 lbs in what they describe as "non-essential" weight.

From there, the team took the interior to fit the Sequoia with four individual racing seats, each coming with its own five-point racing harness. There’s also a child-size version with its own harness in the back for the little one, further illustrating the massive irony of this build. Finally, to enhance the vehicle’s safety credentials, Brown added a full custom roll cage and a tail-mounted parachute.

"It’s...a special vehicle with a little hint of NHRA twisted all the way in it, with a lot of horsepower,” Brown said. “It’s fast…from my house to the grocery store!”

The man isn’t exaggerating.

The DragQuoia will be one of four vehicles that are part of the Toyota Racing Dream Build Challenge. Fans will get the chance to vote once per day on their favorite model via Toyota Racing’s Facebook page from October 20 to 29. The winning vehicle will take home $50,000, which will go to the driver’s charity of choice.

UPDATE 11/03/12: The Toyota Sequoia Family Dragster didn’t take home the hardware of the Toyota Racing Dream Challenge, but it did walk away with the Sony Computer Entertainment America’s Gran Turismo Award for Best Truck or SUV at the 2012 SEMA Show. Big ups to the "DragQuoia" for the achievement!


17 comments:

this is a funny choice for a dragster. but then again, who are we to judge?

big car, lots of HP, space for kids, shopping and luggage. who wants to co camping? smiley

how about the boot? is there any space for my shoppings? just kidding smiley

this car can beat the record for the fastest shopper.

the perfect mom car that dad would want! smiley

grocery store? ckeck. kids from school? check. kicking a ferrari’s on the way home? check.

the perfect car to shop what you need fast. forgot to buy bred? it’s ok, you’ll be back in no-time with this car smiley

i love the fact that they fitted 4 race seats and a baby seat. love their sense of humor!

after all, this is a mere shell for the engine. and 650 HP is enough to move a mountain, let alone this car.

is it just me or this car is pure crazy? i cannot find another word to describe it!

it seems to me you’re too sober.

Now seriously, the concept seems ridiculous. I understand they want to attract attention, but should not reach here. it’s like a bad joke.

i hope that is a joke what you are telling, marry. you cannot teach kids such things

Frankly, I think children would also be very very excited about this car in many ways: all roads would become truly some races, would have stimulated the imagination because the design of the car does that and they would praise to colleagues and friends

smiley))))) Oh, God! I can not stop laughing. is really hilarious that they really put a child seat in that car

this is indeed ridiculous. i find very funny the association between the cars basic utility and this one

"Concept is just about the most ridiculous of the bunch. And we mean ridiculous in a good way.".... my point of view, in a bad way

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