Specialists of the South African Toyota Gazoo Racing team units built on the basis of a pickup Hilux mid-engined racing SUV. That the new product is expected, dubbed Toyota Hilux Evo, will debut in January 2017 rally-marathon “Dakar”. The movement SUV leads the 5.0-liter naturally aspirated V8 engine with 38 mm restrictor. The power unit has not been disclosed, but it is known that the thrust from the engine is transmitted to the rear wheels. The tuner of the Gazoo Racing was able to facilitate the construction of an SUV. If Hilux four-wheel drive, participating in the rally-raid “Dakar”, weighs 1915 kg, is a modification of the South African tuner – only 1 300 kg. Among the other features of the racing Toyota Hilux Evo noteworthy on-board tire-pressure monitoring system, which may not be used in the class all-wheel drive cars, off-road wheels with a diameter of 940 mm, as well as the suspension with increased speed.

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