Toyota Camry Dragster takes the phrase ‘sleeper’ to its logical extreme [w/video]

Toyota Camry Dragster takes the phrase ‘sleeper’ to its logical extreme [w/video]

November 6, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

Filed under: SEMA Show , Sedan , Videos , Toyota , Racing , Autoblog Black Sometimes, looks can be deceiving. This is certainly one of those times, as Toyota successfully trolled the entirety of the media corps at the 2014 SEMA Show by rolling an innocent-looking Camry onto the floor… only to lift literally the entirety of its body to reveal an 850-horsepower, tube-framed dragster. Well, we have been asking for a more driver-oriented Toyota. While it’s designed to go fast in a straight line, the origin of the Camry Dragster’s parts might be surprising. The 5.7-liter V8 engine, transmission, rear axle and electronics were plucked from the T oyota Tundra pickup. Toyota Racing Development donated a supercharger, while a wet-nitrous-injection system was also tacked on for that little extra something. Those goodies will help propel this anonymous looking monster through the quarter mile in just 9.8 seconds. “This is the most extreme build we’ve ever unveiled at SEMA,” said Toyota’s motorsports chief Steve Appelbaum said in a statement. “The transformation from seemingly stock Camry to full-blown racecar just shocks the senses.

Lexus IS F CCS-R To Rumble in 2013 NASA 25-Hours of Thunderhill™ Race

November 19, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

TORRANCE, Calif., (Nov. 19, 2013) – Lexus gives new meaning to the phrase “driving in to the sunset” with its first-ever participation in the 2013 National Auto Sport Association (NASA) 25-Hours of Thunderhill™ race in Willows, Calif. A team of three professional drivers will pilot the experienced IS

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