SEMA: 2009 Toyota Tundra TR Concept

Article by Christian Andrei, on August 26, 2008

Back in the 60's and early 70's, car makers responded to the increasing desire for high performance vehicles by making a segment which became known as muscle cars. The original concept was to integrate the lightest platform with the largest engine, thus giving the buyer the best horsepower to weight proportion possible.

While many of the packages strongly publicized the car's capabilities (SuperBee, Boss 302, GTO, Challenger,etc.) some of the most powerful combinations had little to no options and no external differences from the basic car models to create a "sleeper."

The Thunder Pak concept starts with the lightest possible Tundra in the Tundra Grade Regular Cab, coupled with the overwhelming power of the 5.7-liter iForce V8.

The Thunder Pak system is intended to give buyers performance packages at a reduction to upgrade the performance of their Tundra. This modest truck has been outfitted with a tribute of TRD equipment including a supercharger which enhances the performance to 500HP/550TQ.

Performance has been further improved with a Nitrous Oxide Systems dual tank nitrous oxide system producing a dyno-proved 625 hp. All features of the engine are monitored through an assortment of Autometer Gauges.

Press Release

2009 Toyota Tundra TR Concept

Back in the 60's and early 70's, auto manufacturers responded to the growing desire for high performance automobiles by creating a segment now known as muscle cars. The ideal concept was to pair the lightest platform with the largest motor, thus giving the buyer the best horsepower to weight ratio possible. While many of the packages loudly advertised the car's performance (SuperBee, Boss 302, GTO, Challenger,etc.) some of the most potent combinations had little to no options and no exterior differentiation from the base model cars to create a "sleeper." These cars are best described by a quote from Teddy Roosevelt: "Speak softly, but carry a Big Stick."

The Thunder Pak concept starts with the lightest possible Tundra in the Tundra Grade Regular Cab, paired with the awesome power of the 5.7L iForce V8. The Thunder Pak system is intended to provide customers performance packages at a discount to upgrade the performance of their Tundra. This unassuming truck has been equipped with a compliment of TRD equipment including a supercharger which boosts the performance to 500HP/550TQ. Performance has been further enhanced with a Nitrous Oxide Systems dual tank nitrous oxide system resulting in a dyno-proved 625HP. All aspects of the motor are monitored through a selection of Autometer Gauges.

VEHICLE DESCRIPTION

2009 Tundra Regular Cab
Tundra Grade
4X2
Black with Black interior
5.7L V8
Bucket seats

TRD Sport Tuner includes:
Matte black front and rear bumpers, grille surround
18-inch Standard steel wheels (painted black)
Black gauge surround, shifter surround, door plates

Thunder Pak #1 includes:
TRD Sport suspension (lowering kit)
TRD Exhaust (ceramic coated black)

Thunder Pak #2 includes:
TRD Supercharger
TRD Boost Gauge

Aftermarket Equipment:

Nitrous Oxide Systems 150HP shot dual 10lb tank
Autometer Gauges
Sport Comp II nitrous pressure
Sport Comp II oil presssure
Ultimate 5-inch pedestal mount tach

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