If at some point you wonder why this Toyota Tundra looks all sorts of awesome, it’s best to know that this isn’t like any standard Tundra you’ll ever come across.
The Let’s Go Moto Tundra is one insane ultimate desert sports machine straight from the minds of Joe Gibbs Racing Motocross teammates Josh Grant and Justin Brayton. With the help of a number of aftermarket companies, Grant and Brayton managed to turn this Tundra into one that carries their image and likeness.
The open visage of the Tundra retains its standard looks, although some portions of the pickups body have been treated to some distinctive modifications. The CrewMax cab, for one, has been taken down and replaced with an eight-foot long truck bed. The custom bed can actually accommodate the length of a motocross bike and even has three TV screens that each have unique features.
The first TV screen displays a game console that you can use when you’re not in competition. The second TV screen can play DVDs, and finally, the third one displays bike engine diagnostics, an important attribute, considering that the Let’s Go Moto Tundra actually comes with a Yamaha YZ450F bike.
Other pertinent features of the Let’s Go Moto Tundra include a fridge, a power washer, a helmet dryer, hydrogen tanks, and enough space for tools and back-up gear to ensure that this Tundra comes prepared to answer your sports and entertainment needs.
Click past the jump to read more about the 2014 Let’s Go Moto Tundra
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2014 Toyota Let’s Go Moto Tundra
This is one Tundra profile that you wouldn’t want staring you down in your rearview mirror.
It’s got an eight-foot long bed; enough space to accommodate a Yamaha YZ450F.
Secret compartments are also part of the Let’s Go Moto Tundra’s package.
The bike is one of only numerous features you’re going to see once you step inside the bed.
There’s a method to the details.
|Wheels||Method Race Wheels|
|Tool Box||C Tech Manufacturing|
|Helmet Dryers||Shock Doctor||Motorcycle||Yamaha YZ450F|
For a pickup with so many additions on the bed, the interior cabin looks really awesome, too.
That’s not a store; just a compartment for all your motocross needs.
|Game Console||Xbox 360|
The second-generation Toyota Tundra has been around since 2007 and at the 2013 Chicago Auto Show, the first updates were unveiled.
The updates were limited to just the exterior and interior, but don’t sleep on the pickup’s performance capabilities. The 2014 Tundra is powered by a choice of three different powertrain options, including a 5.7-liter, V-8 engine that produces 381 horsepower and 401 pound-feet of torque, good enough to hit 60 mph in around 8.5 seconds with a top speed in the range of 125 mph.
Pricing starts at $25,920 and goes all the way up to $47,320.
Gallery Toyota Tundra
unveiled back in 2007, but the first major update has just been unveiled at the 2013 Chicago Auto Show. You shouldn’t expect any big changes though, because all the updates were limited just to the exterior and the interior.
Two top-notch motocross athletes and the Toyota Tundra came together to create one ultimate desert sports machine for the Toyota Dream Build Challenge. Joe Gibbs Racing Motocross (JGRMX) teammates Josh Grant and Justin Brayton combined their vehicle wish lists for a hot competition day, with help from the JGRMX and N-FAB shops more than 1,000 miles apart. The collaboration resulted in expandable electronic awnings and TV screens to cool down, along with all motocross gear and attitude to heat up the competition.
To accommodate the oversized needs, the team kept the front half of the 2014 Tundra with a CrewMax cabin and swapped in an 8-foot long truck bed from another Tundra. A custom-built metal box accommodates the length of a motocross bike, plus three TV screens on doors that swing open. One TV plays off a game console so the riders have entertainment between competitions, another can play DVDs and a third displays bike engine diagnostics. A fridge, power washer, helmet dryer and space for tools, back-up gear and hydrogen tanks contribute to the functionality of the truck. Finally, the entire vehicle was lifted by nearly 12 inches to handle the rugged desert terrain where motocross events frequently occur.
“The competition is not going to be able to hang with this truck and all the resources JGRMX and N-FAB brought to the table,” Grant said. “Our industry has a lot of unique needs, and this Tundra hits them all.”
Grant has competed professionally since 2004 and is a frequent visitor to the podium, including a gold medal in Moto X at X Games 16, as well as wins in the Monster Energy AMA Supercross Championship and Lucas Oil AMA Pro Motocross Championship Series. Brayton turned pro at age 18, making a name for himself in the AMA Arenacross
Series before earning a ride in Supercross and winning an X Games gold medal earlier this year.
The two Team Toyota athletes and their partners had seven weeks in this year’s Toyota Dream Build Challenge to transform a vehicle. Voting for the winner begins today at www.ToyotaDreamBuild.com until Nov. 4. The winner will be revealed by Top Gear host and racing personality Rutledge Wood at the SEMA Show in Las Vegas on Nov. 5 at 10 a.m. local time. Fans can watch at www.livestream.com/Toyota.
“The skill, creativity and willingness of the teams to take on a wish list like ours was incredible to watch,” Brayton said. “The Tundra will blow everyone away at SEMA, giving us the victory.”
To win, Grant and Brayton must beat out freestyle skier Simon Dumont with partner Oakley with the Ultimate Dream Ski 4Runner; BMX rider Drew Bezanson with partner Skullcandy and the 2014 Corolla tuned for performance and NASCAR driver Parker Kligerman with partner Kyle Busch Motorsports, who transformed a 2013 Camry into a rally car.