Toyotas Big Screen Pickup Doesnt Just Look Tough
Its the spring and summer of sequels. With follow-up movies such as “2 Fast 2 Furious” and “The Matrix: Reloaded” only to name a few, its a given that vehicles previously featured in the respective films can only be bigger, better, beefier, and faster than the first movie. Now if only we could buy them.
While some, like the ultra-hot Mazda RX-8 featured in X-Men wont be made available, others such as the Special Edition Tomb Raider Jeep Wrangler Rubicon will. With the release of the new movie “Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines” on July 2, Toyota truck lovers are in for a full-sized treat too.
In the movie, futuristic cyborgs are chasing the bad guys in a pretty fly set of wheels, none other than the Toyota Tundra. As of mid-June, a limited number of Tundra “Terminator 3” Special Edition trucks will be available for sale. How many? Toyota Motor Sales U.S.A. Inc. will offer only 850 examples.
So what makes it so different than the regular Tundra? Lets just say it will stand out on the street. Who couldnt notice its monochrome black exterior treatment, Borla dual exhaust system, unique grille with offset “T3” identification, special Terminator 3 decals, 17-inch titanium painted alloy wheels, and metal dash accents? However, all these features will not terminate your bank account. The special edition Tundra adds $5,585 to the regular Tundra SR5 Access Cab 4X2 V8, resulting in a Manufacturers Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) of $29,540, including a $510 destination fee.
The special edition truck is powered by the Toyotas i-Force 4.7-litre V8 engine enhanced by sequential multi port electronic fuel injection, direct ignition, a split port/plenum induction system, and advanced Electronic Throttle Control System (ETCS i). Note that was and still is the first 32-valve, double overhead camshaft V8 ever offered in a full-size pickup. The Tundra V8 delivers 245 horsepower at 4,800 rpm and an aggressive 315 lb-ft of torque at 3,400 rpm. In T3 trim it is equipped with the Borla dual exhaust system, resulting in an additional 10 horsepower and 10 lb-ft of torque.
In addition Toyotas Automatic Disconnecting Differential (ADD) mated to a robust part-time 4WD system is ideal for serious off-road duty.
The Tundra T3s audio system offers 6-speakers connected to an AM/FM tuner and 6-disc in-dash CD player. Furthermore, standard features include cruise control, air-conditioning and full carpeting.
The new model delivers Toyotas noted reliability and legendary off-road experience in one very fashionable ride. Designed to tear up the streets in style the new Tundra Terminator 3 Special Edition will be at select dealerships soon.