What It's Like To Drive A Life-Size Tonka Truck

Last week for part one of our season finale we took you inside the luxury big rig that carries the entire Tonka truck racing team. But we weren’t about to leave their ranch without playing in the sand box! For that we need this supercharged, ten-inch-lifted, t-shirt cannon-packing pickup truck. » 8/20/15 3:16pm 8/20/15 3:16pm

Toyota Hopes TRD Performance Cars Will Bring In The Youths Scion Didn't

FUN FACT: When I was a 16-year-old dumbass I had a TRD badge on the trunk of my first car, an automatic Toyota Corolla, because I was REALLY INTO CARS and had seen The Fast and The Furious way too many times. (I'm not proud of any of this.) But now Toyota thinks actual TRD tuner models can lure in the youths. » 2/02/15 12:30pm 2/02/15 12:30pm

'Toyota TRDPro' Kit Is Pretty Much A New Grille, But It Looks Cool

Toyota's TRDPro Tundra, Tacoma, and 4Runner trucks just strutted their stuff on Toyota's Chicago Auto Show test track. Despite rumors that this was going to be Toyota's truck to challenge Raptor, that "stuff" is basically a cool FJ40-style grille badge and a few small tweaks. » 2/06/14 11:06am 2/06/14 11:06am

Toyota Pulls TRD Aurion After Failure Incident

Toyota's investigating a report of an engine failure on its new TRD-tuned Aurion/Camry, and suspending sales of the supercharged, 323-hp sedan until tech issues are sorted. According to one Toyota exec speaking to AU's Drive, the failure is unrelated to the supercharger or the engine power output. If we were the… » 9/20/07 10:00am 9/20/07 10:00am


We have long maintained that the reason for motorsports getting worse instead of better is the lack of connection between the fan in the stands and the car and driver out on the track. While manufacturers still attempt to employ the old "Win on Sunday, Sell on Monday" strategy through the creative use of vinyl… » 11/27/06 3:00pm 11/27/06 3:00pm

Sydney Showstopper: Toyota's Aurion Sports Concept

If you needed any more proof Australia is the new America, check out Toyota's Aurion Sports concept it unveiled at the Sydney auto show this week. Based on its new Aurion sedan — our Camry — the concept was tweaked by Toyota Racing Development (TRD), which has been making a push toward offering branded performance… » 10/26/06 9:35am 10/26/06 9:35am