2012 Toyota Tundra by Alexis DeJoria review and pictures

Posted on Thursday, 1 November 2012 , 10:11:33 byVeronica

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Toyota Tundra by Alexis DeJoria

These last few months, the Japanese automaker Toyota has been working hard on finishing different projects for the SEMA Show. Now, we will tell you a little about their new Tundra, a model developed by Racer Engineering, but with a lot of help from Alexis DeJoria. The specialists have provided a 5.7-liter TRD-supercharged V8 engine for the full-size pickup truck. The cabin has a leather-wrapped roll cage, a JBL audio system, NRG racing seats and a specially made Hooker 7-point harnesses. In terms of exterior we have to mention the front bumper / crush guard, fiberglass front and rear fenders, 111 Ink graphics and a dual spare tire carrier in the bed. To send the output to the road, the engineers have provided 17 x 6.5 inch Method racing wheels covered in 37 x 12.50 x 17 Maxxis tires. The model is part of the four pickup truck includes in the Toyota Racing Dream Build Challenge. Together with it we have the Antron Brown Sequoia Dragster, mentioned in a different article, the Camry Rowdy Edition and the Clint Bowyer Prius.

Alexis DeJoria is the only woman to compete in the Toyota Racing Dream Build Challenge and she is also one of the only two women ever to win an NHRA Alcohol Funny Car race. The Toyota Tundra full-size pickup was transformed into a race car to be sure it will win the vehicle-modification build competition. Race Engineering specialists have tried to modify the body and the chassis of the car and in the end they have succeeded. The new model will have its first official public appearance in SEMA during the press conference held by Toyota on October 30th, in Las Vegas. Enthusiasts can watch all the action live of Facebook and here is where they will also see the winners. The money earned by DeJoria will go to Safety Harbor Kids, whose purpose is to improve the lives of orphans and homeless children, by offering them the opportunity to study.