This little Toyota Hilux barely makes any power, and yet it can still climb a steep obstacle on the Rubicon Trail with ease. That’s because the ultimate solution for a lack of grunt is gearing. Let’s go over how it all works.
If you keep popping tires, perhaps you should take a page from the No. 321 Dakaras Toyota. These crazy Lithuanians put the two good tires on the front of their Toyota Hilux and pretended it was just a big front-wheel-drive Yaris. They went over 24 miles with only two front tires to reach the finish line for Stage 4.
You know a burnout is awesome when it sprinkles the camera lens with bits of shredded rubber. Shredding tires until the truck itself catches on fire is how you know—for sure—that you’ve burned out all that you can possibly burn out. Watch this incredible feat of super ultra maximum burnout afterburn.
Dashcam footage captured a Toyota Hilux run a red light, get T-boned and dramatically roll over, all hilariously to the tune of “It Wasn’t Me,” the 2000 hit from Shaggy.
You know you messed up when the “tow truck” they send is a helicopter.
The Toyota Hilux is supposed to be right behind cockroaches and John McClane on our comprehensive list of “hardest things to kill.” But looks like we might have finally found this supertruck’s kryptonite: evasive maneuvering.
If you’re not familiar with the off-road vehicles Australians consider “iconic,” here’s your chance to see how well four of the all-time greatest hold up against the outback. And if you do know these trucks, you know they’ll be fun to watch.
A rhinoceros really wailed on these tourists’ Toyota hard with its horn the other day. Guess it figured legs get right-of-way over wheels in Namibia’s Etosha National Park?
Never give up on your dreams!
I guess some of you are pretty impressed by a truck that can drive slowly without turning, because about a hundred uploads of this video are in my inbox today. Donno y’all, looks like a regular old pickup that doesn’t even fall into an alligator-infested muddy river or anything.
If you think Toyota trucks are too expensive, don't bother looking at this pristine crew-cab 1989 Hilux diesel. It's reportedly "100% legal" for US road-use and is currently for sale with a clean Minnesota title... for the price of a decent brand-new Tacoma.
How extreme is the Dakar Rally? Well how many races do you see cars coming in on the towstrap of a competitor? I hope the pilot doing the pulling here got some good karma, because the dangling derelict in this clip went on to finish 6th in class.
Let me just say that this is not a recommended form of house demolition.
Old Toyota pickups are world-renowned for their durability and indestructibility. But it looks like they get even better when they're rusted-out hunks of crap.
In Mother 'Murica, you sell pickup trucks with Bob Seger. The King Ranch. Floor-spittin' horse-towing Marlboro-Man shit. Down east they do it a little different; Toyota's just commissioned their own Gangnam Style-style dance number to sell their Hilux pickup and it is batshit insane.
The Toyota Hilux is basically the gold standard in budget backcountry warfighting trucks, so I wasn't surprised that the Taliban used one in the release of captive Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl as seen in their unverified video. I did not expect the Islamic fundamentalists to be rocking such a flamboyant graphics package though.
Somebody did a great job replicating Top Gear's indestructible Toyota Hilux, and sent it into the mud with fanfare worthy of the vehicle's legendary status.
What's synonymous with off-roading and makes any truck look extra badass? "Bolted-on polished tube nudge bars!" said no one. But apparently that's what makes the Toyota Hilux Dakar "the ultimate Hilux."