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  • The Toyota Land Speed Cruiser reached a top speed of mph in the hands of recently-retired NASCAR driver Carl Edwards.

    Toyota isn't known for producing the most engaging vehicles at the moment. But give its largest SUV, the Land Cruiser, two turbochargers the.

    Top Gear went behind the scenes before the record, in Toyota's Los Angeles- based skunkworks department, to see the Land Speed Cruiser take shape.

    But it still managed to get everyone interested as the 2, hp of power on tap was not to be dismissed off. But such conventions don't appear to apply to the less competitive field of SUV speed record racing. Those sensible Germans do fast in all shapes and sizes, if you're brave enough Join the Art Of Gears team!

    Toyota Land Speed Cruiser Is The World’s Fastest SUV At Mph

    The Toyota Land Cruiser can cross deserts, ford rivers, climb mountains and drive through and over almost anything that nature throws at it. It can also bring the entire soccer team from school in one run. How about being supercar-fast? But it still managed to get everyone interested as the 2, hp of power on tap was not to be dismissed off. The two-and-a-half-mile runway was perfect for the insanity to unfold.

    From the chassis to the engine, the SUV was strengthened, upgraded and reinforced to take the beating. It had to be prepared cope with the loads of stress that the power equivalent of two Bugatti Veyrons is going to release on it. A custom racing transmission was drafted in since the manner and scale of horsepower output made standard gearboxes useless in managing the power delivery.

    The next concern was to keep the Land Speed Cruiser from losing its poise at the projected high speeds, which by the way were going to be above mph. The engineers lowered the SUV, thereby reducing the chances of intense airflow under the vehicle. Wider Michelin Pilot Super Sport tires were given the task of maintaining contact with the tarmac. Before Carl Edwards took over, factory test driver and championship road racer Craig Stanton did a warm-up lap which saw the Land Speed Cruiser reaching a mighty impressive mph.

    Driving the machine right before the big moment was indeed something which the man had to do. Right after that, the designated driver took over. On his first attempt, Edwards managed to push the Land Speed Cruiser to mph, before he ran out of road. Toyota says that if they had a bigger runway, the 2, hp rocket would have gone faster.

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