Can you think of any better car to create a sleeper than the Toyota Camry? Okay, perhaps the N.A. VW Passat too, but that’s beside the point, which in this case, is an 850+HP, V8-powered 2015 Camry.
Built in just 11 weeks, Toyota calls it the 2015 Camry Sleeper and it was presented today at the 2014 SEMA Show in Las Vegas.
It’s a purpose-built dragster featuring a 5.8-liter V8 engine sourced from the Toyota Tundra aided by a TRD supercharger and a wet nitrous system putting out more than 850 horsepower.
That said, the only real thing it has in common with your typical 2015 Camry is the exterior shell that was dropped on a full tube-frame racing chassis.
Power is directed to the asphalt via chunky DOT 335/30/18 drag racing with Toyota expecting the car to complete the quarter mile run in 9.8 seconds.
“This Camry is the ultimate sleeper — it definitely has the element of surprise on its side and more than enough muscle to drop the hammer on any unsuspecting car that pulls up,” said Wade, Motorsports Technical Center Director.