At the 2016 SEMA Show, Toyota Motor Co. showed off a modified, performance-tuned Toyota Land Cruiser that it bills as the “World’s Fastest SUV.”
The Land Cruiser is a very capable vehicle known for its off-road prowess, but speed hasn’t exactly been its forte… except now. The aptly-named Land Speed Cruiser eats the world’s fastest sports cars and supercars for dinner.
Powered by the same 5.7L V8 as the regular model, but featuring two big turbochargers that significantly boost output to over 2,000 horsepower, it can accelerate to a top speed of 220 mph!
A special transmission has been installed to handle the crazy amount of power.
Steve Appelbaum, Toyota Motor Sales national engagement marketing manager, stated:
“With the Land Speed Cruiser, we are breaking all of the normal conventions of what an SUV should be. This is a vehicle is truly a feat of engineering.”