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Toyota plonks in a IS F engine in its Hilux truck

By Faiming_low on 09 Sep 2015 in Modifications, Videos

Attached Image After selling its one millionth Hilux, Toyota South Africa decided that the best way to celebrate its milestone was to create a one-off road going version of its Dakar-spec Hilux race truck. Having won the past seven titles in the South African cross-country series and achieving good results in the Dakar race since 2012, it was only natural that Toyota should blend the normal Hilux with its racing version.
 
Claimed to be street legal, it gets a new heart, in the form of a 5.0-litre V8 donated from a Lexus IS F, a Dakar-spec inlet manifold, wiring harness, a Pectel Cosworth engine management and a tubular exhaust system. This allows the truck to output a staggering 449bhp and onto a top speed of more than 150km/h. We mention 150km/h because unlike true Dakar racers,  the vehicle doesn’t have an air restrictor which prevents them from going faster than 150km/h.
 
Other goodies that come with the transformation include new differentials with lower gear ratios and larger Dakar-spec brakes.


 

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Faiming_low
Written by Faiming_low
Since young, Fai Ming has always centered his life around cars. In fact his first word was 'car' and not 'mum' or 'dad'. Aren't kids cute?



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Mustank Sep 10 2015 09:25 AM

now this is one super lane 1 truck

Rootkie Sep 11 2015 11:27 AM

If someone buys it in little sg, will they need to stick on the commercial vehicle 70kph limit sticker? lol

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