2008 SEMA: Ultimate NASCAR Fan Sienna Rampvan

Article by Christian Andrei, on August 29, 2008

The Ultimate NASCAR Fan Sienna Rampvan revealed at the annual SEMA Show highlights the same widespread vehicle changes found on other Sienna Rampvans offering exceptional wheelchair access, along with a host of new properties perfect for the keen NASCAR fan.

Built by BraunAbility, the Sienna NASCAR Fan Rampvan is outfitted with detachable passenger seats with wheelchair tie-down points for up to three wheelchairs, a fully lowered floor, foldout ramp and an inventive "kneeling" rear suspension, all designed to provide unequalled access for wheelchair and scooter users. The floor has been effectively lowered by 11-inches, lowering the ramp angle and permitting the deployment onto curbs, making it easier to enter and exit the vehicle while increasing interior headroom.

The 30-inch-wide power ramp has three conveniently located control switches, emergency door-ramp release and anti-skid ramp coating. Extending the ramp requires only five seconds after the power sliding side door is fully open.

The Ultimate NASCAR Fan Sienna Rampvan sports the same characteristic red and black paint scheme and racing-style decals as the No. 38 Toyota Camry competed in the NASCAR Nationwide Series by Braun Racing. Driven by Jason Leffler of Long Beach, Calif., the team offered the Camry its momentous first NASCAR win by winning the Nationwide Series race in July 2007 at O'Reilly Raceway Park in Indianapolis.

The inside features a custom Katzkin seating in black and white leather with red suede upholstery, with corresponding door inserts and a custom Permobil wheelchair. Carbon Fiber by Superior Dash is used for the instrument panel, door trim and steering wheel. A DVD entertainment system is incorporated with JBL audio and subwoofer and Sirius XM Satellite Radio, for the newest in NASCAR information.

The Sienna also has been outfitted with TRD 19 inch wheels, paired with Yokohama ADVAN S.4 245/45R19 98Y performance rubber. TRD customized brakes highlights larger front rotors with 4-piston calipers and cross-drilled rear rotors with 2-piston calipers. Braided stainless steel brake cables are utilized throughout the entire vehicle. Other hardware racing dashes consists of a TRD oil filler cap and custom painted engine cover.

As any NASCAR fan knows the final experience is not total without everything necessary for a tailgate and the Sienna Rampvan comes fully loaded with Colemen gears including a Roadtrip Grill, cooler, cordless blender and canvas seats.

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