The Land Speed Cruiser looks recognizably lower, however it doesn’t really resemble a 2,000-hp brute hungry for world records
A $85K full-measure SUV with certifiable rough terrain cleaves worked around an agreeable and sumptuous lodge, the present day Toyota Land Cruiser is an inconsistency on four wheels, yet an always captivating one. Toyota has made it significantly all the more fascinating at the 2016 SEMA Show, including world record-level execution with two turbos spiking the yield of the 5.7-liter V8 to a crazy 2,000 hp. Assessed beat speed: 220 mph (354 km/h).
To put the new Land Speed Cruiser in context, in the event that it were a street auto and not a SEMA idea SUV, it’d arrive at the #7 spot of our “quickest of 2016” rundown, between the 217-mph (349 km/h) Lamborghini Centenario and 221-mph (356 km/h) Rimac Concept One – not terrible for a major, blocky 4×4 that conveys eight individuals underway spec.
Engineers from Toyota’s motorsports specialized focus have flipped the script on the Land Cruiser, making it a low, ultra-intense road rocket rather than a high-freedom rough terrain drifter. A strict out-of-body understanding, the procedure included precisely expelling the body shell before vigorously altering for all intents and purposes everything underneath, including bringing down the ride tallness, narrowing the tracks and adding an ATI transmission to handle all the power from the Toyota 3UR-FE 5.7-liter V8 with double Garrett turbochargers. A custom hood gives those volleyball-sized turbos breathing room.
“All things considered, the Land Speed Cruiser shows up very ordinary, very inconspicuous,” says Toyota motorsports specialized focus administrator Chuck Wade. “This is the thing that makes it so unique. Each and every framework and segment has been touched. The trap is recovering the body onto the vigorously altered casing.”
It doesn’t look very “typical” from our vantage point, as the brought down tallness gives it a much sportier, more urban look, however it unquestionably doesn’t resemble a 2,000-hp world speed machine. It’s about as in secret as the 850-hp Sleeper Camry Toyota appeared at SEMA two years back.
We’d get a kick out of the chance to see Toyota put its cash where its mouth before we get excessively amped up for that 220 mph figure or announce the Land Speed Cruiser the speediest game utility vehicle to ever wander the earth. Until further notice (and possibly dependably), we’ll simply need to settle for Toyota’s gauge, however. The video underneath demonstrates the SEMA indicate truck quickening up past 160 mph (258 km/h), however no 220-mph run.
Toyota’s public statement says that the new super-Cruiser “will compose another part in the SUV’s history book,” so perhaps it truly will concentrate all that power on setting an official or informal record. Then again perhaps that is immaculate showcasing talk and we’ll hear as much about the Land Speed Cruiser in the coming weeks as we’ve caught wind of insane autos of SEMA Shows past after their presentations (literally nothing).
Whether it shows up again later on or not, the Land Speed Cruiser can be seen in plain view at SEMA by a customary 2017 Land Cruiser, a first-gen 1961 Land Cruiser and an assortment of other custom Toyota manifestations. It can likewise be found in the accompanying video, which gives a more critical take a gander at the assemble and on-track testing.