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Toyota has some special edition Tundra pickups in the company’s secret skunkworks that might bring some much-needed lift to the beleaguered model.
The recall-riddled, sales-challenged Toyota Tundra full-size pickup has gotten more than its fair share of bad press lately. Autoblog recently provided a story focusing on a couple of smokin’ hot Tundra variants that Toyota reportedly considered for production, one fitted like a street racer and the other ready for serious off-road racing.
Autoblog described the street-only Performance-oriented Tundra variant as having a lowered ride height and 22-inch rolling stock. This beastly Tundra was said to be sporting a supercharged engine good for over 500 horsepower, and fitted with upgraded brakes to bring all that power to an expeditious halt.
The other rumored high-performance Tundra is reported to be an off-road racer complete with a long-travel suspension. Interestingly, the rumor mill rumblings suggest that this variant’s rear suspension would be of the independent variety and borrowed from the Toyota Sequoia SUV.
Sadly, Autoblog reported that due to lackluster sales of the mainstream Tundra, Toyota has abandoned both of these super Tundra projects.