• 2015 Toyota Tundra TRD

    Toyota has a set of chase vehicles for the upcoming Baja 1000, and it's showing off the Tundra version at SEMA.
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Toyota is getting ready for November’s Baja 1000 race in a special way. The team is not only racing a Tundra TRD Pro in the Full Size Stock class, but is sending three support trucks along with it. This Tundra, along with a similarly modified and equipped Tacoma and 4Runner, will be chasing the race truck to provide support, fuel, parts, crew members, and race drivers that will be continually swapped.

Toyota employed the help of N-Fab, a custom builder of off-road trucks to help with equipping the three chase trucks. This Tundra Double Cab started life as a stock, four-wheel-drive Tundra but was transformed thanks to numerous goodies.

Up front, the Tundra’s regular grille was swapped for a TRD Pro grille with "TOYOTA" spelled out. Below that is a LED light bar mounted on a custom N-Fab mount with a Smittybilt XRC 12,000-pound winch hidden behind.

Around back is where the real action happens. A bed-mounted cargo rack holds extra gear and two spare tires for the competition truck while blue and amber LED light bars destroy the darkness behind the truck. Extra fuel is carried in specialized containers and a separate spare tire for this truck is carried above a large, lockable storage box takes up the remainder of the bed.

N-Fab didn’t leave the Tundra’s interior alone either. A custom carbon-fiber interior kit and TRD-stitched headrest covers were added to dress things up. A seven-inch Lowrance GPS system is mounted above the center console for navigating the treacherous 1,000-mile journey.

Click past the jump to read more about the Toyota Tundra TRD.

  • 2015 Toyota Tundra TRD
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    six-speed automatic
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    5.7 L
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    8 sec. (Est.)
  • Top Speed:
    125 mph (Est.)
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    Front Engine; RWD; 4WD
  • Price:
    45000 (Est.)
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Toyota Tundra TRD in detail

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The Tundra’s interior was mostly left alone, save for the special TRD stitching on the headrests and the carbon-fiber accents. A seven-inch Lowrance GPS system helps the team navigate the road-less desert during the 1,000-mile race.

Equipped ready to roll, this Tundra Double Cab is outfitted with extra gear, fuel, and supplies for the Toyota Baja race truck. A custom graphics job helps match the truck with the others at the event while making the team look uniquely their own.

Toyota Tundra

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The Toyota Tundra enjoys a refreshed look for 2014 with a new grille and cargo bed design. An updated interior not only looks better, but is more ergonomic for all occupants. Toyota introduced an all-new trim level for 2014 as well, the 1794 Edition. The new western wear flair of the 1794 Edition helps Toyota market the Tundra to those rough and tumble cowboys in America.

Powering the Tundra is a 5.7-liter, iForce V-8 making 381 horsepower and 401 pound-feet of torque. A 270-horsepower V-6 and 310-horsepower V-8 are also offered, displacing 4.0-liters and 4.6-liters respectively.

Pricing for the Tundra starts at $25,920 for the base truck and rises to $47,320 for the top-trim 1794 Edition. Of course, adding options increase that price even further.

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Press Release

The Tundra TRD Pro Desert Race Truck will not be alone when it heads down to Ensenada, Mexico to compete in the 47th Tecate SCORE Baja 1000. Off-road fabricator N-Fab has built three specially prepared chase trucks including the TRD Tundra to join the Tundra race truck in attacking the notoriously difficult desert race. The Baja 1000 is known for its penchant for breaking down both man and machine, making support vehicles all the more crucial for survival let alone victory. The build shop at N-Fab equipped all three trucks to traverse the diverse terrain in Baja, carry gear that may be needed in a pinch, and facilitate constant radio communication.

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Winning off-road races is not something new for Toyota or TRD. Toyota’s off-road racing heritage is one of utter dominance over the competition––303 off-road wins, 27 manufacturer’s championships and 28 off-road driver’s championships. At the helm of his famously indestructible Toyota trophy trucks, Ivan “Ironman” Stewart captured 11 Baja 500 and 2 Baja 1000 wins. He’ll serve as the race team’s coach and mentor as they head down to connect past and present in Baja.

TRD Tundra

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Coleman large metal cooler
Rigid E-series light bars: 40” (roof), 30” (bumper), 10” amber (rear-facing), 10” clear (rear-facing)
Lowrance 7” GPS
RCI chase radio w/antenna
Toff spray-on liner
Smittybilt 2747 power air tank
Smittybilt 27046b Beaver step
Hunsaker 11 gallon fuel jug
Jegs Pro alum. jack, 2.0 ton w/skid
Smittybilt 9797412 XRC 12k winch, Gen 2
Smittybilt 2761 security storage
Atlas sling custom tie-downs and straps
Smittybilt 40504 Defender rack, cut
and reconfigured
N-Fab custom bed cage w/tire carriers
N-Fab T0730LD front light bar w/hoop
N-Fab T074RKRQC rock rail w/FJ detachable step
Headrest TRD logo
Superior Dash carbon-fiber interior kit
Powder coating (dark charcoal grey)

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