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Ryan: The inside story of the secret deal that changed the Daytona 500

In a Saturday morning meeting, Hendrick Motorsports and Joe Gibbs Racing (with help from Toyota Racing Development) hatched a plan to battle Ford's 12-car squadron that had dominated Speedweeks (sweeping the top three of most qualifiers Thursday) and much of restrictor-plate racing for the past year. Though some of the key players declined to be identified, it isn't difficult to glance at the rosters for Hendrick, JGR and Toyota and find some obvious ties. There are several names who h...
Tags: News, Ford, Toyota, Motor Racing, Ryan, Daytona, Joe Gibbs, Speedweeks, Toyota Racing Development, Hendrick JGR


Toyota Supra TRD Concept Debuts On Japanese Parts Website

Considering the Toyota Supra was revealed to the world just a few weeks ago, it feels slightly premature for the manufacturer to start releasing special editions of the model. However, we’ve heard it’s important to strike while the iron is hot in business and the Supra is certainly operating well above room temperature. It would be […] The post Toyota Supra TRD Concept Debuts On Japanese Parts Website appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Autos, Toyota, Concept Cars, Supra, Toyota Supra, News Blog, Trd, Toyota Racing Development, Gazoo Racing, Gr, Catalog Cars, Performance Parts


Toyota Mulls Corolla As the Next Performance Model in GR Lineup

Ten years ago, Toyota fielded a solid lineup of passenger vehicles that were about as exciting as lukewarm tap water. However, the company has since embarked on a quest to change its trajectory and spice things up. Phase one included revision to the firm’s design language. Phase two involved tapping into the brand’s performance heritage […] The post Toyota Mulls Corolla As the Next Performance Model in GR Lineup appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Autos, Toyota, Toyota Corolla, News Blog, Trd, Toyota Racing Development, Tetsuya Tada, Gazoo Racing, Gr, GR Corolla


2020 Camry TRD & Avalon TRD: Toyota’s Idris Elba

Limited-edition Camry TRD and Avalon TRD are a first for Toyota.  Both feature a track-tuned chassis, cat-back exhaust, and matte-black 19-inch alloy wheels. Look, sometimes, all you want is good, dependable, solid transportation. The problem with that though is how good, dependable, and solid can be so boring. Nobody ever said, “Hmm, Idris Elba, or Jim, the balding middle-aged guy from accounting? I’ll go with Jim!” Which brings us to the automotive equivalent of Jim: Toyota’s Camry and Avalo...
Tags: Texas, Autos, Idris Elba, Toyota, Jim, Avalon, Toyota Motor Sales U S A Inc, DOHC, Car News, Toyota Racing Development, Tony Borroz, Jim Which, Black Sport SofTex


Sorry, Gazoo Racing Models Aren’t Coming to the United States

Toyota has been exceptionally vocal about its desire to spice up the brand and, for the most part, it has delivered. Expressive, sometimes polarizing, designs have begun populating its lineup as company president Akio Toyoda endlessly talks up the merit of sporting vehicles. While other chief executives focus solely on promoting mobility, he’s discussing the importance […] The post Sorry, Gazoo Racing Models Aren’t Coming to the United States appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Racing, United States, Autos, Toyota, Akio Toyoda, News Blog, Future Vehicles, Trd, Product Planning, Toyota Racing Development, Toyota Yaris, Gazoo Racing, Gazoo, Yaris GRMN


Future Collectable: 2019 Toyota 86 TRD Special Edition

It was rumored that Toyota would eventually bring some hardware from its Gazoo Racing sub-brand into the U.S. through Toyota Racing Development. Well, the automaker appears to have finally done so, showcasing some of those parts in the 2019 Toyota 86 TRD Special Edition. Before you ask, Toyota has not added any power with the […] The post Future Collectable: 2019 Toyota 86 TRD Special Edition appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Autos, Toyota, Special Editions, Subaru BRZ, News Blog, Trd, Toyota Racing Development, Toyota 86, Toyobaru, 2019 Toyota 86 TRD


New Toyota Supra NASCAR Unveiled for 2019 Xfinity Series

If one were asked to associate the Toyota Supra with a field of motorsport it is best suited for, one would almost certainly go for drifting. The Japanese character of the car lends itself verily to that kind of activities. But with the new 2019 Supra Toyota is taking the car to a wildly different route. They’re taking it NASCAR racing.  Of course, Toyota is no stranger to NASCAR. We all remember their Tundras and Camrys dominating the sport for years. But still, the idea of a Toyota Supra N...
Tags: Autos, Toyota, Nascar, Motorsport, Daytona, Supra, Newport Beach California, Rutledge Wood, Toyota Supra, Costa Mesa California, Toyota Racing Development, Ed Laukes, Top Gear America, Supra Toyota, Toyota Supra NASCAR, Calty Design Research Inc Calty


Best Cars of the 2018 Chicago Auto Show: Motor Trend Favorites

Folks in our line of work enjoy covering the Chicago show because of its unusually rich ratio of after-hours parties to meaningful launches, surprises, and news scoops. This year may have set a new record for this unreported statistic. Traditionally a “truck show,” the million-plus square feet of show-floor carpet was dotted with plenty of lifted and heavily accessorized pickups, but factory new-truck news was lighter than usual thanks in part to GMC pushing the 2019 Sierra launch back to early ...
Tags: Chicago, Fox, Vw, Ford, John, Volkswagen, North America, Nissan, Subaru, Tacoma, Car Lists, Amg, Baby Boomers, Mercedes Benz, Outback, Blues Brothers


Inside The 2019 Toyota TRD Pro Lineup

Toyota Racing Development, more commonly known as TRD, has created architectures, engines, and parts for a variety of Toyota vehicles. TRD supported off-road legend Ivan “Ironman” Stewart for three decades on his path to multiple championships and race victories in Baja, U.S. off-road desert, and short-course off-road races. TRD most recently celebrated CJ Greave’s 2017 Pro 4 Championship in The Off-Road Championship Series (TORC). And now, coming to a driveway near you – or perhaps your own – t...
Tags: Feature, Fox, Autos, Detroit Lions, Toyota, Michelin, Tacoma, Chicago Auto Show, Ivan, Stewart, Chicago Illinois, Goodyear, Detroit Michigan, McCormick Place, Toyota Motor Sales U S A Inc, Wayne State University


2019 Toyota TRD Pro Off-Road Lineup Brings the Tundra Back Into the Fold

There is a lot of love for Toyota’s TRD Pro lineup, so we welcome the next generation of the off-road variants that use the 2018 Chicago Auto Show to take their bow. For 2019, the engineers at Toyota Racing Development have worked their magic on the Tundra full-size pickup after a year’s hiatus, as well as new renditions of the Tacoma compact pickup and 4Runner SUV. The TRD versions will be available this fall. Pricing has not been announced. The trio get Fox 2.5-inch aluminum-bodied internal...
Tags: Japan, News, Fox, Toyota, Michelin, Baja, San Antonio, Tacoma, Baja California, Chicago Auto Show, San Antonio Texas, Goodyear, Plano Texas, Rigid Industries, Toyota Racing Development, Tahara


2019 Toyota Tacoma TRD Pro Teased Ahead of Chicago Debut With Factory Snorkel

Toyota not-so-subtly confirmed that the Tacoma TRD Pro will soon be available with a factory snorkel via a teaser photo on Tuesday. The automaker wants to remind everyone that new Toyota Racing Development 4×4 models will appear at the Chicago Auto Show later this week. Mounted high enough for the Tacoma to drive through miles of […] The post 2019 Toyota Tacoma TRD Pro Teased Ahead of Chicago Debut With Factory Snorkel appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Chicago, Autos, Toyota, Trucks, Tacoma, Chicago Auto Show, News Blog, Trd, Product Planning, Toyota Racing Development, Off-road Vehicles, 4x4s, Tacoma TRD Pro


Toyota Plotting Next Generation of Sports Cars

Although the Supra sports car co-developed with BMW is no secret, Toyota this week revealed two next-generation sports cars that are likely to enter the lineup. Although there were doubts whether Toyota and Subaru would continue their joint venture to make a second-generation 86 and BRZ, the two automakers “are already in discussion” to continue the rear-drive sporty coupe, said Shigeki Tomoyama, Toyota Motor Corp. senior managing officer. Also raising eyebrows at the Tokyo Motor Show was Toy...
Tags: News, Tokyo, Toyota, Bmw, Nascar, Subaru, Nurburgring, Supra, Toyota Motor Corp, Akio Toyoda, WEC, Toyota Racing Development, Shigeki Tomoyama, Tomoyama, Supra Tomoyama


Toyota GR likely to be branded TRD in US, launch standalone sports car

Toyota last week launched the new performance sub-brand GR in Japan. Toyota said the GR name, which refers to the automaker’s Gazoo Racing motorsport department, will be expanded to other markets. It seems, however, that the United States won't be one of them. Speaking with Automotive News (subscription required), Gazoo Racing boss Shigeki... [Author: [email protected] (Viknesh Vijayenthiran)]
Tags: US, Automotive, United States, Toyota, Viknesh Vijayenthiran, Toyota Racing Development, GR in Japan Toyota, Shigeki


Dear God, Toyota is Building a Souped-up Prius

Toyota is attempting to morph itself into an edgier, bolder, and sexier brand — to varying degrees of success. However, much of the company’s makeover has been purely cosmetic. The exception is Gazoo Racing, the automaker’s motorsport division and new in-house performance arm behind Toyota’s GR-series passenger cars. Interestingly, Gazoo literally means “image” in Japanese and some of the upgraded […] The post Dear God, Toyota is Building a Souped-up Prius appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Japan, Autos, Toyota, Performance, News Blog, Aftermarket, Trd, Product Planning, Toyota Racing Development, Gazoo Racing, Gazoo Racing Masters of Nürburgring, GMNR, GR Sport, Toyota GR


Toyota Poised for New Performance Lineup Prior to Supra Successor

Despite having a rich history in motorsports, Toyota is one of the last automakers that springs to mind when you think about present-day performance. But Toyota has been rebranding itself with edgier designs and additional attitude lately. It says it’s ready to bring forth a fully-fledged performance lineup for later this year — perhaps something akin to […] The post Toyota Poised for New Performance Lineup Prior to Supra Successor appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Autos, Toyota, Supra, Toyota Supra, News Blog, Product Planning, Toyota Racing Development, GRMN, Gazoo Racing, Gazoo, Gazoo Racing Meister of Nurburgring, Toyota G cars


New Toyota TRD Models Arrive This Fall

( = || []).push({}); Toyota Racing Development, the in-house performance shop for the automaker, has turned it’s benevolent gaze upon some vehicles you may not normally think of as performance oriented, and the results are good. In this case, the three cars that TRD has gotten their grease-stained, banged-knuckled hands on are the Tundra, Sequoia, and the RAV4. Tundra TRD Sport The new Tundra TRD Sport is offered on both 4×4 and 4×2 models in CrewMax an...
Tags: Feature, Autos, Toyota, Sequoia, Toyota Motor Sales U S A Inc, Peter Criss, Car News, Toyota Racing Development, Tony Borroz, Dynamic Torque Control, Tundra Sequoia, Tundra TRD Sport, Barcelona Red Metallic Those, Super White Magnetic Gray Metallic, Midnight Black Metallic Interior, Hill Start Assist Control Exterior


Review: 2016 Toyota Tundra TRD PRO – Small Changes Add Up

The 2016 Toyota Tundra TRD PRO may have a lot of “carry over” equipment, it is still one of the best stock off-road trucks on the market. Plus, a few minor changes make it that much better. Good looks, TRD capability and a cheaper price than the competition, the 2016 Toyota Tundra TRD PRO shouldn’t be overlooked. In the stock, off-road market, most consumers (and journalists attention) is spent on the Ford Raptor. This is for good reason since this truck certainly sets the bar. However, there ...
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