Toyota almost broke the internet today, revealing no less than 30 vehicles for this year’s SEMA show, and these are six of the most extreme builds.
In the Japanese car maker’s own words, each project either honors the past, explores the present, or reveals the future, being one of the biggest exhibits in the event’s history. That said, here are the vehicles Toyota took out of their comfort zone with a plethora of modifications.
The Land Speed Cruiser may look like a lowered, slightly modified Land Cruiser, but it actually takes the notion of the big SUV and throws it in the bin. Unlike its road-going counterpart, this concept was built for pure speed – hence the name – which may explain its 2000 hp 3UR-FE 5.7-liter V8 under the hood. The obscene amount of power makes it top out at 220 mph (354 km/h), leaving most sports car in the dust. Bentayga who?
The XTREME Corolla takes the core values of Toyota’s compact vehicle to the extreme. Using aggressive, yet bespoke style cues, the Corolla was converted into a clumsy (and not that practical) looking two-door – thanks to the car maker’s collaboration with Cartel Customs. Its interior also received a one-of-a-kind floating center console, and a JBL sound system.
The blue Sienna is called the Swagger Wagon and it’s described the equivalent of a flying jet; the pinnacle of luxury transportation, in Toyota’s vision. The lowered and widen minivan comes with plenty of exterior carbon-fiber and race-inspired enhancements, but the interior is its pièce de résistance. Thanks to a high-end theater system, wi-fi connectivity, and a custom-built leather interior, you won’t care how it looks on the outside.
The Prius G Proves was conceived to...prove that hybrids can handle. Toyota says it sticks to the road like bubble-gum, so much so that it pulled 0.99 g on the skid pad at Willow Springs International Raceway. What’s even more astonishing is that although It’s inspired by the Prius GT300 race car, it’s still your run-of-the-mill hybrid underneath.
The GT86 CS-Cup and the Tacoma TRD Pro Race aren't show cars, but full-fat performance automobiles, used by in different racing series. While the GT86 is designed as a for a one-make overseas series, the Tacoma (which was kept fairly stock) is the newest addition to Toyota’s TRD collection and it will race at “The Great American Off-Road Race”—the 2017 MINT 400.