Built for the most extreme desert racing, this Tundra TRD Pro is headed to Vegas for the SEMA show November 4th through 7th. Then it will truck down to the famous town of Ensenada, Mexico to compete in the Full Size Stock class of the Baja 1000 taking place November 12th through 16th.

“The Baja 1000 is the ultimate proving grounds for research and development,” said Toyota Pickup Trucks Chief Engineer Mike Sweers. “It helps us to continuously improve our trucks.” The truck started life as a regular (if you can call it that) Tundra TRD Pro and was turned into a Baja racer complete with a gutted interior with racing seats, a full roll cage, heavily upgraded suspension components with remote reservoir shock absorbers, a few engine tweaks, and massive BFGoodrich Mud Terrain tires. Off-road lights will guide the way after dark and two spare tires ride along in case of trouble.

In case that trouble is more severe or the truck just needs refueling, Toyota is bringing three additional support trucks; another Tundra, a 4Runner, and a Tacoma, with all being TRD Pro editions. Each is outfitted with numerous modifications to help deal with the harsh terrain and case truck duties.

Toyota is bringing along racing legend Ivan “Ironman” Stewart as the teams coach and mentor while Toyota’s own Sweers will serve as one of two navigators.

Click past the jump to read more about the Toyota Tundra TRD Pro Desert Race Truck.

  • 2015 Toyota Tundra TRD Pro Desert Race Truck
  • Year:
    2015
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  • 0-60 time:
    7.5 sec. (Est.)
  • Top Speed:
    125 mph (Est.)
  • Price:
    75000 (Est.)
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Toyota Tundra TRD Pro Desert Race Truck in detail

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Under the Tundra TRD Pro Baja Truck’s hood sits a 5.7-liter V-8. A specialty air-intake system keeps the desert dust from clogging airflow while specialty inner fender wells give a dressier appearance. The remote reservoirs for the massive shocks are visible on the firewall and below the air intake.

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The Tundra’s plush cabin has been traded for a no-nonsense place of business. A full roll cage protects three occupants seated in race seats and buckled in with five-point safety harnesses.

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The truck’s appearance looks stock but the large BFGoodrich tires are a dead giveaway. The graphics and sponsorship logos also let onlookers know this isn’t your average Toyota Tundra.

Toyota Tundra

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The Toyota Tundra has an updated look for 2014 with a new, bolder grille, a revised cargo bed, and a more ergonomic interior. A new trim level called the 1794 Edition moves the Tundra further up-market than its ever been and includes plenty of western designs and influences.

Under the hood lies a 5.7-liter iForce V-8 making 381 horsepower and 401 pound-feet of torque. For those not wanting the top-trim engine, a 270-horsepower, 4.0-liter V-6 and a 310-horsepower, 4.6-liter V-8 are offered.

The Tundra TRD Pro gets the 5.7-liter V-8, upgraded suspension components, underbody skid plates, larger tires, and several TRD Pro markings, body stampings, and interior upgrades.

Prices start at $25,920 for the base truck and rise up to $47,320 for the 1794 Edition.

Press Release

The Specialty Market Equipment Association (SEMA) Show features many interesting project vehicles, but few are engineered to survive over 1,000 miles of grueling desert racing. But that’s exactly what the 2015 Tundra TRD Pro Desert Race Truck will do when it competes in the upcoming 47th Tecate SCORE Baja 1000. The modified Tundra will be on display at SEMA from November 4-7 before heading down to Ensenada, Mexico to compete in the Full Size Stock class from November 12-16.

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“The Baja 1000 is the ultimate proving grounds for research and development. It helps us to continuously improve our trucks,” said Toyota Pickup Trucks Chief Engineer Mike Sweers. In addition to his overall responsibilities at Toyota Racing Development (TRD) and Toyota, Sweers will also serve as the lead navigator for the race team.

Toyota has a storied off-road racing heritage dating back to the 1980s. In that time, it’s racked up 303 off-road wins, 27 manufacturer’s championships and 28 off-road driver’s championships. Toyota’s Ivan “Ironman” Stewart captured 11 Baja 500 and two Baja 1000 wins. Stewart will serve as the race team’s coach and mentor as they head down to connect past and present in Baja.

For 35 years and counting, TRD has been an integral component of Toyota’s success in motorsports victories as well as in designing high-quality performance parts and accessories. The TRD Pro Series is the most advanced yet in a long line of TRD trim levels for Toyota trucks. It consists of TRD-tuned suspension and aggressive accessories purpose-built for the rigors of off-roading. The TRD Pro parts and accessories line will give Toyota owners a race-proven option for customizing their trucks.

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“Competing in the Full Size Stock class allows our team to test the Tundra TRD Pro Series as close to stock as possible and showcase its strength and durability in the Mexican desert’s treacherous terrain,” said Andrew Franceschini, Toyota truck marketing and communications national manager.

A trio of chase vehicles including a 4Runner, Tacoma and Tundra will also be on display at SEMA, alongside Stewart’s championship-winning trophy truck. These trucks reinforce Toyota’s exciting strategy to make the TRD Pro accessory line available unbundled for customers to modify their non-TRD Pro Series trucks and SUVs.

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