SEMA 2023 isn’t just about Toyota making land trucks and SUVs; There’s some honest-to-goodness news coming out of Las Vegas in the form of a TRD Performance Package for the current Tundra pickup. This package includes more power as well as some visual upgrades to let you (and everyone else) know exactly what you have under the hood.
The gains are respectable considering how little goes into the package. In the standard six-cylinder engine, which typically produces 389 hp and 479 lb-ft. Of torque, you can expect a gain of 42 horsepower. There’s no extra torque (likely to protect the rest of the driveline), but peak grunt comes at 400 rpm quicker than it does with the standard tune. In the iForce MAX hybrid, power output rises from 437 to 469 hp – an increase of 32 hp.
Toyota extracted the extra power by installing new air intakes and a rear exhaust. The rest was done with a little computer magic (including some calibration changes to make the throttle a little more responsive). Visual enhancements include exterior badging and custom exhaust finishes shown above.
Since it is a factory package, it comes with a factory warranty. That will help make the $3,400 price a little more palatable. The aftermarket price may be cheaper, but does it come with the same warranty? And take note, Toyota fans: This is just the tip of the iceberg. While the company doesn’t have anything else to announce yet, similar packages may be coming for other models in the lineup. In the near term, we expect it to be exclusive to cars and trucks that come turbocharged from the factory, but you never know.
Toyota is also offering the package as an upgrade to existing customers. Do you want it to happen sooner rather than later? Make your voice heard!