The SEMA Show in Las Vegas has opened its doors and with it an impressive ‘podium’ of modified cars. One of the cars that caught our attention the most is the Toyota Tacoma XRunner.
Toyota Tacoma XRunner He arrived at the 2023 edition of the SEMA Show in the form of car concept, But hopefully it will be able to become a series production vehicle. It is a modified version of the new generation of pickups. Very American urban style. This trend was very popular in the 90s and early 2000s.
Even at that time, There was a real Tacoma XRunner, which the brand was available in its portfolio in the United States. Now, with this new prototype, the brand wants to measure the current audience’s interest in the product Trucks with lowered suspension and eye-catching exterior designs. For our part, we will say, at least in the Tacoma, that the concept works very well.
Aside from the technical and aesthetic changes, The modified pickup received several modifications to the drive system to make it more powerful. The car is distinguished by its color Blue motorcycle racing Of its structure, which combines with Accessories such as the radiator grille, wheels, hood and roof are painted in satin black. In addition, there are many red decorations, such as “Toyota” lettering on the front.
This is how the Toyota Tacoma became the “X-Runner”
The Toyota Tacoma X-Runner has a more aggressive look thanks to its appearance The body was widened and the suspension lowered Pretty much, until it “runs to the ground.” Pieces were added to give the hood a larger size, along with a ventilation hole, and a prominent front bumper. It also has long side skirts.
Received new pickup 21-inch carbon fiber wheels, and Bilstein 2.5-inch shocks with outboard reservoirs. Inside, modifications included Red cloth seats with “X-Runner” logos. In the headrests, in addition to the shift paddles behind the steering wheel.
Moving to the mechanical section, we find that its fierce personality is complemented by a strong personality 3.4-liter twin-turbo V6 engine. Power is 421 horsepower and 649 Nm of torque An electronic differential is installed on the rear axle.
“There were a lot of street trucks in the early 2000s And they all disappeared, so on the one hand, this was a curiosity test to see if there was any market, or if there was The entire market has shifted to powerful, durable and high-performance vehiclessaid Toyota’s Adam Rabinowitz.
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Jessica Paula Vera Garcia. Source: Toyota