Watch Little Toyota Hilux RCs Pull A Full Size Hilux

Surely a group of small RC cars has no chance of pulling a real-life Toyota Hilux, right? Wrong.

The Japanese marque recently gathered together 15 Tamiya Hilux Bruiser 4×4 RC cars at a warehouse to discover if the 1:10 scale models could indeed pull a full-size Hilux.

Inspiration for the eye-opening PR stunt was taken from an almost identical test conducted in the 1980s by Tamiya to promote its Hilux RC car. Back then, 14 models were needed to tow the classic Hilux but compared to its modern-day sibling, the Hilux of the ‘80s was a lightweight.

The Hilux Invincible Double Cab used in the test tips the scales at 3.21 tonnes and each Tamiya Bruiser can generate 2 kg of pulling force. With 15 cars working side-by-side, the 30kg of force is theoretically enough to get the pickup rolling.

The RC cars were left unmodified and were simply each weighed down by two 500 gram weights to give them adequate traction to pull the Hilux.


  • kachuks

    Those 80’s rc trucks are awesome.

  • Benjamin B.

    These Toyota pickups are like cockroaches.

  • Tumbi Mtika

    It doesn’t matter the size of the truck.

    What matters is if it’s a Hilux.

    • Bash

      That sound like an amazing Ad.

      • Tumbi Mtika

        I know right?

  • Tumbi Mtika

    You’ve made me watch the entire playlist. Well done.

  • brn

    Tires on the truck look over inflated. Biggest issue for the RC trucks appeared to be traction.

    I like the stunt. It shows that under a particular set of circumstances these kinds of pulls are very possible. Much like a full size pickup pulling the space shuttle.

  • Bash

    Adorable lol

  • Marty

    They can probably pull it when it’s already moving, but we need better evidence than a commercial to be convinced they have the traction to get it moving from a standstill. Especially if it’s a commercial that doesn’t even show the car starting to move…

  • pureworx

    am i the only one who wants one of them RC pickups now?

  • Enter Ranting

    The driver of the big truck is wearing a crash helmet.

  • Cameron

    That was cute…

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