Toyota’s Camry has just become an 850 hp dragster and shocked the audience at the 2014 Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) Show. Dubbed the Toyota Sleeper Camry, the vehicle features the outer shell of the 2015 Camry mated to a full tube-frame chassis. Under the hood, there is a 5.7-liter liter 3UR-FE V8 engine borrowed from a Tundra, just like the transmission, rear axle and electronics.
Engine is mated to a TRD supercharger and also comes with a wet nitrous system. The power is delivered to the road via DOT 335/30/18 drag racing tires and the vehicle promises to run the quarter-mile in 9.80 seconds.
“This is the most extreme build we’ve ever unveiled at SEMA,” said Toyota Engagement Marketing and Motorsports National Manager Steve Appelbaum. “The transformation from seemingly stock Camry to full-blown racecar just shocks the senses. Chuck Wade and the team at Motorsports Technical Center did a truly spectacular job executing the vision of this project.”
“This Camry is the ultimate sleeper — it definitely has the element of surprise on its side and more than enough muscle to drop the hammer on any unsuspecting car that pulls up,” said Wade, Motorsports Technical Center Director. [source: Toyota]