Και η Toyota παρουσίασε τα αυτοκίνητα που θα παρουσιάσει στη φετινή Sema. Στο Las Vegas η Toyota θα παρουσιάσει 4 pickup, ένα Yaris B-Spec Racer και ένα Toyota Camry Daytona 500 αυτοκίνητο ασφαλείας. Αναλυτικές λεπτομέρειες και χαρακτηριστικά για κάθε μοντέλο μπορείς να βρεις στο δελτίο τύπου και στις φωτογραφίες που ακολουθούν.
2011 SEMA Show: Toyota Tacoma TRD T/X Baja Series Limited Edition Pickup
Toyota, the U.S. sales leader in compact pickups, will display a pre-production Tacoma Toyota Racing Development (TRD) T|X (Tacoma Extreme) limited edition pickup truck at the 2011 SEMA Show in Las Vegas. Inspired by Toyota’s Baja racing heritage, the truck reveals bold graphics with its concept name “Baja Series.” The truck will elevate the capability of Tacoma’s TRD Off-Road pickup to a new level of fun and function.
All Tacoma T|X Baja Series models will be built exclusively at Toyota Motor Manufacturing, Texas (TMMTX) in San Antonio and are scheduled for launch in late spring 2012.
“The Tacoma has long been the sales leader by a wide margin in the compact pickup segment thanks to its well-earned reputation for stellar quality, durability, reliability and off-road capability,” said Bob Carter, group vice president and general manager, Toyota Division. “The limited edition TRD T|X Baja Series adds another chapter to Toyota’s truck legacy by offering a new level of capability for off-road enthusiasts.”
Toyota has a rich Baja racing truck heritage that dates back nearly three decades and includes numerous titles at the legendary Baja 500 and 1000. Toyota’s desert racing program has inspired the development of numerous TRD off-road focused products and packages over the years including the Tacoma PreRunner and TRD Off-Road packages for both Tacoma and Tundra. Last year, Tacoma’s Off-Road Package was enhanced with the launch of the TRD T|X and T|X Pro packages. TRD now takes Tacoma off-roading to the next level with the development of the T|X Baja Series.
The T|X Baja Series is currently undergoing final testing for application on both the Tacoma Access and Double Cab 4×4 models equipped with the TRD Off-Road Package. Expansion to include PreRunner models is also being considered. The Tacoma T|X Baja Series is equipped with a 4.0-liter V6 engine with either six-speed manual and five-speed automatic transmissions. In addition to an electronically-controlled locking rear differential, Active Traction Control (A-TRAC), Hill-Start Assist Control (HAC) and Downhill Assist Control (DAC) currently equipped on the TRD Off-Road package, the limited edition T|X Baja Series adds BF Goodrich T/A KO tires (LT265/70R16) and bead-lock style off-road wheels with an exclusive Gun-Metal Gray finish, TRD Cat-back Exhaust, increased front ride height of nearly two inches and unique Baja Series graphics.
The front suspension has been upgraded to include 60mm piston Bilstein race shocks with TRD coil springs that feature a protective zinc plated body and a one inch increase in wheel travel. The rear suspension is equipped with 50mm piston Bilstein race shocks with a remote reservoir to increase shock oil capacity for greater heat dissipation and damping sensitivity. The rear shocks also include a zinc-plated body and a 1.5-inch increase in wheel travel. Additional information about the Baja Series, including pricing and ordering information will be available in early 2012.
The T|X Baja Series will be part of a 2012 Tacoma line that is updated with a restyled front end and a refreshed interior in all models. Exterior changes include a redesigned hood, grille, headlamps and front bumper, among other changes. Inside, Tacoma has a new center-instrument panel design with a revised gauge cluster, along with a new steering wheel. A redesigned center stack adds new air conditioner/heater controls and power point locations.
The 2012 Tacoma interior also gets a new look with a black high-contrast center console, switch plate covers, dash and upper door trim, while the SR5 grade features a new seat fabric design. Tacoma offers new heavy-duty all-weather flooring option for 2012 on Tacoma Access and Double Cab models equipped with a V6 engine. The more specialized TRD Sport and Off-Road packages also feature new water-resistant fabric protection seats.
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TACOMA TRD T|X BAJA SERIES FEATURES
- Off-Road tuned suspension
- 60mm front and 50mm rear TRD Bilstein racing shocks
- Increased damping, articulation and high speed stability
- 1” increase in front and 1.5” increase in rear travel
- Zinc plated shock bodies
- TRD front coil springs
- BF Goodrich T/A KO tires (LT265/70R16) with TRD bead-lock style off-road wheels with exclusive Gun-Metal Gray finish
- Increased front ride height by nearly two inches
- TRD Cat-Back Exhaust
- Exclusive bed side graphics
- 4WDemand part-time 4WD with electronically controlled transfer case and Automatic Limited-Slip Differential
- Active Traction Control (A-TRAC)
- Hill-Start Assist Control (automatic transmission models)
- Downhill Assist Control (automatic transmission models)
2011 SEMA Show: 2012 Toyota Camry Daytona 500 Pace Car
On display at the 2011 SEMA Show Toyota exhibit will be the all-new 2012 Camry Pace Car, which will lead the field for the start of the 54th running of the Daytona 500® on February 26. It will be the first time a non-GM, Ford or Chrysler nameplate has paced the “Great American Race®.” David Reutimann, Camry Sprint Cup Driver for Michael Waltrip Racing, will be on hand to talk about the Camry Pace Car during a press conference at the SEMA Show in the Toyota exhibit on Nov. 1 at 10 a.m. Pacific Time.
The Camry Pace Car is based on the all-new 2012 Camry SE, which carries a powerful 268 horsepower V6 under the hood. It is specially-equipped with Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymetric tires mounted on BBS RS 8.5 x 19 wheels, a StopTech Big Brake Kit, TRD custom stainless steel exhaust and Tein adjustable suspension. Safety equipment includes a roll cage, four-point Simpson racing seat belts, Whelen LFL Liberty LED lightbar, and an on-board fire extinguisher.
Camry has been the best-selling car in America 13 of the past 14 years and for nine years running. The all-new Camry features a bold, sophisticated new design with a more spacious interior, improved driving dynamics and an even quieter ride than before. The new model features class leading safety, fuel economy and multi-media technology.
Toyota has previously provided pace vehicles at several NASCAR tracks, including Auto Club Speedway of Southern California, Charlotte Motor Speedway, Chicagoland Speedway, Dover (Del.) International Speedway, California’s Infineon Raceway, Kansas Speedway, Martinsville (Va.) Speedway, Nashville Superspeedway, New Hampshire Motor Speedway, Phoenix International Raceway, Richmond (Va.) International Raceway, Wisconsin’s Road America and Watkins Glen (N.Y.) International.
In 2004, Toyota began participating in NASCAR competition by fielding Tundra’s in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS). In 2007, Toyota began competing in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (NSCS) and the NASCAR Nationwide Series (NNS) with the Camry.
Toyota has won three consecutive manufacturer’s titles in the NNS (2008-2010) with the Camry, and Toyota racers have earned one driver’s title (Kyle Busch in 2009) and registered 60 race victories in the NNS. In NSCS competition, Camry drivers have earned 36 first-place trophies.
In seven seasons participating in the NCWTS, Toyota has captured five consecutive manufacturer’s championships (2006-2010), and Tundra drivers have won driver’s titles with Todd Bodine (2006 and 2010) and Johnny Benson (2008), and have earned 88 race wins.
At Daytona International Speedway, Toyota drivers have recorded eight NASCAR wins across NASCAR’s three national touring series, including one NSCS win (Kyle Busch in 2008), two NNS wins (Denny Hamlin in 2008 and Tony Stewart in 2008) and five NCWTS wins. In 2008, Hamlin claimed Toyota’s first-ever NSCS victory in a non-points qualifying event to determine the Daytona 500 starting lineup.
Engine: 3.5 litre, 6-cylinder, aluminum alloy block With aluminum alloy head
Valvetrain: Twin-cam, 4-valve/cylinder with dual VVT-i
Horsepower: 268@6200 rpm
Torque: 248lb-ft@4700 rpm
Wheels: BBS RS 8.5 X 19
Tires: Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric
Brakes: StopTech Big Brake Kit 332x32mm, two-piece floating AeroRotors ST-40 four-piston calipers Stainless steel brake lines
Safety Equipment: Roll cage On-board fire extinguisher Four-point Simpson racing seat belts Whelen LFL Liberty LED Lightbar
Exhaust: TRD Custom Stainless Exhaust
Suspension: Tein Adjustable Suspension
2011 SEMA Show: Oakley Surf Tacoma
The 2011 SEMA Show will be the scene for the debut of the Oakley Surf Tacoma. From the coast of Baja to the cold water of Santa Cruz, Calif., the Oakley Surf Tacoma has the ability to live at the beach and go anywhere in search of mega waves. Australian surfing pro Tom Whitaker will be on hand to talk about the Oakley Surf Tacoma at a press conference in the Toyota exhibit at the SEMA Show on Nov. 1at 10 a.m. Pacific Time.
Built using a rugged Toyota Tacoma 4×4 pickup equipped with a V6 engine and TRD supercharger that generates 304 horsepower, the truck was customized by Smithbuilt to be a Surfing Big Wave Assault Machine. Additional performance modifications include a Flowmaster stainless steel exhaust, an Icon stage 3 lift kit, Billet top A arms, new leaf springs for added height, a new front coilover system, and Walker Evans 17 x 8 bead lock wheels with a flat black finish mounted to BF Goodrich 285/75-17 all-terrain tires.
Inside modifications include Wet Okole Hawaii custom embroidered seat covers, Topstitch interior modifications on the door panels, head liner and carpet kit throughout, a Kicker sound system and an Oakley icon.
This unique Toyota Tacoma is a surfer’s dream as it is equipped with a purpose-built roof racking system for heavy hauling and can be accessed with ease for surf bag stowage and multiple board storage. The truck bed system, which has a lot of storage for wet suits and other equipment, also comes with an ice chest and barbeque grill. Meals and cold drinks can be enjoyed under a shade system that is equipped in the back of the roof rack system. Living comfort is also achieved with and integrated shower system. Illumination is supplemented with Vision X lighting in the bed and front driving lights.
After SEMA, the Oakley Surf Tacoma will follow the waves and appear at all Oakley surf competitions. Surf’s up!
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OAKLEY SURF TACOMA FEATURES
TACOMA 4X4 – TRD Supercharged (304 horsepower) – K&N air filter – Flowmaster stainless steel exhaust SUSPENSION – Icon stage 3 lift kit – Billet top A arms – New leaf springs for added height – New front coilover system BUMPERS – Front – Arb Rear – Custom – Mike Smith Fabrication – Arb deluxe bull bar – ARB winch kit – Two – eight-inch Vision X HID’s – Mike Smith Fabrication rear bumper and tire rack ROOF RACKING SYSTEM/REAR BED – MIKE SMITH FABRICATION – Customized to hold 6-8 surf boards – Custom access doors – Integrated driving light by Vision X – Oakley net system for extra storage – Integrated shower system – Custom storage system throughout truck bed WHEELS AND TIRES – Walker Evans 17 X 8 bead locks/flat black finish – BF Goodrich 285/75-17 All Terrain Tires INTERIOR – Wet Okole Hawaii seat covers custom embroidered – Oakley icon – Topstitch interior mods to include door panels, head liner and carpet kit throughout – Kicker Sound System EXTRAS – Storage cooler – Storable barbecue grill – On board air compressor supplied by VIAIR Corporation – ARB rear canopy
PARTNERS/CONTRIBUTORS – ICON – BFG – Walker Evans Wheels – Vision X lighting – Smithbuilt – ARB
2011 SEMA Show: Toyota Ultimate Motocross Truck
Toyota, DC Shoes and West Coast Customs have teamed up to create the Ultimate Motocross Truck, which will make its debut at the 2011 SEMA Show in Las Vegas. Built on a Toyota Tundra full-size pickup, DC Shoes used valuable feedback from their Motocross athletes to help create a truck that had everything a rider needs to make an event trip easier. They took this input and passed it along to West Coast Customs who performed the build.
West Coast Customs used a Tundra Double Cab 4×4 equipped with the powerful 5.7-liter V8 and six-speed electronically-controlled transmission with intelligence. The truck also features Tundras standard bed and is a certified Flex Fuel vehicle.
An array of modifications were built into this special Tundra enabling it to tackle the roughest terrain and it’s equipped with everything a Motocross rider requires. Modifications include a suspension lift from Camburg Racing, shocks by Fox Racing, KMC 18 x 9-inch wheel mounted to General 35 x 12.5 x 18 tires, custom rough-texture paint by Line-X, a roof rack that can also be used as a viewing deck, fold-up bed sides, a suicide tailgate, a gas pump and water pressure washer located in the bed, an air compressor, a winch to load bikes, a hidden ramp, custom embroidered interior and much more.
The Ultimate Motocross Tundra will be a featured vehicle at a Toyota press conference on Tuesday, Nov. 1 at 10 a.m. Pacific Time at the SEMA Show. World Freestyle Motocross champion and X Games gold medalist Nate Adams will be on hand to talk about the Supercross Tundra.
After the SEMA Show the truck will go on tour to various events including the St. Louis Auto Show, North American International Auto Show in Detroit, the 2012 Supercross Series, and in December will be featured on the reality TV show “Inside West Coast Customs” (Custom My Ride in the UK) shown on TLC and the Discovery Channel.
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Additional Features: Roof Rack/Viewing Deck Fold up sides Suicide tailgate Gas pump Water pressure washer Air compressor Winch to load bike Hidden ramp storage Custom embroidered interior
PARTNERS/CONTRIBUTORS Camburg Racing, Fox Racing, KMC, General Tire, Line-X, N-Fab, Matrix, KC, Diamond, Pioneer, Monster, Warn
2011 SEMA Show: Toyota Yaris B-Spec Club Racer
The 2011 SEMA Show will feature the debut of the Toyota Yaris B-Spec Club Racer at a press conference in the Toyota exhibit in Nov. 1 at 10 a.m. Pacific Time. It is the first race car built for competition in the U.S. from the next-generation 2012 Yaris SE.
The Yaris Club racer will compete in the SCCA B-spec class race category in 2012 with Action Sports Star and BMX legend Jamie Bestwick behind the wheel aiming to qualify for and compete in the 2012 SCCA National Championship Runoffs, held at the famed Road America circuit in Elkhart Lake, Wis. The seven-time X Games champion and former Dew Tour Athlete of the year will be on hand to talk about the Yaris B-Spec Club Racer at a Toyota press conference.
The Yaris B-Spec Club Racer was built by SportsCar Magazine utilizing an all-new second-generation Yaris SE three-door hatchback. It demonstrates how the all-new Yaris offers a cost friendly avenue for amateur racers eager to gain experience in SCCA wheel-to-wheel racing. The Yaris B-Spec Club Racer’s livery also pays homage to Toyota’s 1998 LeMans pole-winning GT-One race car, as Toyota celebrates it return to the famed racing series next year.
With the right size for drivers who need an agile and functional vehicle, the all-new 2012 Toyota Yaris Liftback features sporty styling, outstanding safety features and improved fuel economy.
The all-new Yaris features a remarkable attention to detail in the design and engineering of the vehicle. From its smart, interior design and quiet, refined passenger cabin to its responsive driving dynamics, the 2012 Yaris answers car-shoppers’ demands for a no-compromise vehicle.
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TOYOTA YARIS CLUB B-SPEC CLUB RACER FEATURES
EXTERIOR – Toyota Le Mans GT-One inspired graphics – OMP tow hooks
INTERIOR – Autopower Industries 8-point SCCA-spec roll cage – Autopower window net – OMP AFFF 2.8L fire system – OMP HTE FIA race seat – OMP 805 6-point FIA harness – OMP WRC steering wheel – RLC Racing Track Commander data acquisition system
TIRES/WHEELS – Hoosier Racing Tire A6 P205/50ZR15 – Enkei RPF1 15×7
SUSPENSION – Cusco Zero-3 Series Suspension kit – Cusco Center Lock Pillowball Upper Mounts
BRAKES – Pagid RS29 brake pads
POWERTRAIN – Toyota 1NZ-FE 1.5 liter with VVT-i – AEM Performance Electronics EMS Series 2 – Beta Motorsports cat-back exhaust – Church Automotive Testing custom tune – Joe Gibbs Driven XP1 Racing Oil – Joe Gibbs Driven Super Speedway Gear oil – K&N air filter – K&N oil filter
CONTRIBUTORS AND SUPPLIERS – AEM Performance Electronics: aemelectronics.com – Autopower: autopowerindustries.com – Beta Motorsports: betamotorsports.com – Church Automotive Testing: (310) 518-4966 – Cusco: cusco.co.jp/en – Enkei: enkei.com – Garage Graffix: garagegraffix.com – Hiro’s Auto Repair: hiros-auto.com – Hoosier Racing Tire: hoosiertire.com – Joe Gibbs Driven: joegibbsdriven.com – K&N Filters: knfilters.com – OMP: ompamerica.com – Pagid: braketechnology.com – RLC Racing: rlcracing.com
2011 SEMA Show: Long Beach Racers Tacoma
The Toyota exhibit at the 2011 SEMA Show will feature the debut of the Long Beach Racers Tacoma. Inspired by the upcoming limited edition 2012 Tacoma TRD T|X TRD Baja Series coming next year, the Long Beach Racers Tacoma will be competing in the 2011 Tecate SCORE Baja 1000 with former freestyle motocross rider racer Andy Bell behind the wheel. Currently starring in MTV’s Nitro Circus, Andy will be available to talk about this special Tacoma race truck and the upcoming BAJA 1000 at a press conference that will take place at the Toyota exhibit on Nov. 1 at 10 a.m. Pacific Time.
The race truck is a grassroots effort of Long Beach Racers, a group of Toyota enthusiasts who specialize in racing Toyota trucks in Baja. The truck is currently in contention for the SCORE Stock Mini class championship.
Modifications include a TIG welded, SCORE approved roll cage with the Long Beach Racers trademark “low profile” rear cage design to keep the rear view clean, custom Bilstein 60mm race shocks, 35-inch BFGoodrich Project Tires on 16-inch TRD Baja Series wheels, Hella HID lights on custom mounts on the bumper and in place of the exterior mirrors, PCI Race Radio and intercom systems, Mastercraft race seats, harnesses and window nets, Defined Engineering Spring-Under kit, CMI Carbon Fiber skidplates, MBRP Exhaust system, 50 gallon fuel cell, TRD Big Brake kit, and a custom wrap that incorporates the TX Baja Series graphic concept.
In addition to competing at the BAJA 1000, the Long Beach Racers Tacoma can also be expected at the Off Road Expo, Supercross, Dew Tour, and 2012 SCORE races.
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LONG BEACH RACERS TACOMA MODIFICATIONS
– A TIG welded, SCORE Approved roll cage with the Long Beach Racers trademark “low profile” rear cage design to keep the rear view clean – Custom Bilstein 60mm race shocks – 35” BFGoodrich Project Tires on 16” TRD Baja Series wheels – Hella HID lights on custom mounts on the bumper and in place of the exterior mirrors – PCI Race Radio and intercom systems – Mastercraft race seats, harnesses and window nets – Defined Engineering Spring-Under kit – CMI Carbon Fiber skidplates – MBRP Exhaust system – K&N Air Filter – 50-gallon fuel cell – TRD Big Brake kit – Custom wrap that incorporates the TX Baja Series graphic concept
Partners/Contributors: Long Beach Racers, Bilstein Shocks, BF Goodrich Tires, TRD Wheels and brakes, Hella Lights, Defined Engineering, PCI Race Radios, Mastercraft Safety Equipment, Turn14 Distribution, Nitro Gear, Toyota Motorsports Technical Center, CarbonFiber.com, K&N, MBRP Exhaust, CMI composite skidplates, Racer.com, Wahoo’s, Blue C, Skull Candy, Spin Imaging, Red Car Brewery