Say WOT? TRD Supercharged Tundra Clocked 0 to 60 in 4.4 Seconds!

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The good folks at Motor Trend recently tested a regular cab Toyota Tundra outfitted with Toyota Racing Development's new 5.7-liter V-8 supercharger plus a few other TRD-supplied tweaks. The result? A blistering fast 0 to 60 mph time of only 4.4 seconds! That makes this truck the fastest pickup on the planet with factory approved, and warrantied, kit. It's faster than the 2004-06 Dodge Ram SRT-10 (0 to 60 mph in 5.0 seconds), 1991-92 GMC Syclone (0 to 60 mph in 4.6 seconds) and 2007-08 Holden HSV Maloo Ute (0 to 62 mph in 4.9 seconds).

The Tundra's TRD compressor is an Eaton Twin Vortices System roots-type supercharger, which uses the newest four-lobe, high-helix rotors, like the ZR-1 Corvette. A water-to-air intercooler system with a low-temp radiator is part of the setup. Included are high-flow fuel injectors, iridium spark plugs, a higher-flow fuel pump and a TRD-designed performance air-intake system. Boost pressure is 8.5 psi at maximum demand.

The system provides a significant increase in horsepower and torque. Stock output — 381 horsepower and 401 pounds-feet of torque — improves to 504 hp at 5,500 rpm and 550 pounds-feet of torque.

We drove the same Tundra several months ago on the drag strip at Toyota Speedway in Irwindale, Calif. We didn't measure our 0 to 60 mph score but we did record our time and speed in the 1/8-mile sprint at 9.07 seconds at 81.16 mph.

Could we hit 60 mph in 4.4 seconds? We don't know but we'd sure love to try.

Comments

Hey they ripped off GM... How about that Mike!

Toyota is the biggest copy cat in the auto industry.All way's ripping some one off=GM.Chrysler.Ford.BMW.Mercedes.just to name a few.

Dog ugly truck, bed still rattles, 12 mpg in the city =junk.

Last time I checked. The GMC Syclone went o-60 in 4.3 seconds. This is the only site I've ever been to that said 4.6. Mine went 0-60 in 4.27 sec bone stock!

Wow! The Tundra is tearing up the competition!

The difference between Toyota and the others mentioned...the Toyota could be driven like normal afterwards without repair.

The bed rattles they stole this they stole that..... sounds like a lot of whiners to me. Toyota took ideas and improved them dramaticly, Chevy, Ford, Dodge should have done the same they got left in the dirt. Its only a matter of time before they get the gas mileage up. You domestic guys think that tundra pisses you off you should check out the toyota diesel.

Everyone steals from each other in the auto biz. They take a good idea and then improve on it, it's called progress. It's actually a compliment to the guys over at Chevy. I say keep it up.

We domestic guys should be thankful that both Nissan and Toyota entered the segment because it has ony helped to make our trucks better. Without the guys from Japan we would still be stuck with four speed autos, poor build quality, cheap interiors and lackluster V8's. The new Tundra has forced everyone to step it up in the powertrain department (except ford refuses to flush that 5.4 down the shitter) and back in 2004 Nissan really forced everyone think outside of the box when it comes to features. We all claim to be patriotic and only buy American, but there's nothing more American then capitalism. So instead of hating on the imports lets welcome the idea of competition, it makes us all better off.

I have an 08 Tundra and I wish I had the 6 grand to install the supercharger!. I have the cold air intake, dual exhaust and some wheels, leather etc. As for all the previous whining, I love the truck,, beautiful ride, lots of power and looks great. On copying, check out the interior of the new Dodge and you'll see it looks JUST like the Toyota.. who's coping now??.

Better get used to Toyota, they make a better product, holds a higher value, and would have dominated Nascar if they didn't make them put in a restrictor plate because of a better motor than Ford, Chevy or Dodge.... Nascar cater's to Chevy......

I just bought the BEST American Made Truck out there / a TUNDRA 5.7 !! There is no limit to what you can do with it. / Made in America by Americans ! The Domestic's are made down in Mexico by Mexicans ! Because they are Cheaper, poor quality, and will not last as long , you get what you pay for. If you want a REAL truck; BUY AMERICAN / BUY A TOYOTA TUNDRA !!

I bought a 2007 Tundra SR5 5.7 reg cab long box.
As a 15 year GM dealer tech. I am truly happy with my purchase. It doesn't rattle. the dash doesn't squeak, nor does anything else on it. The wheel seals don't leak and the check engine light has never come on. I have talked to a few company's that run them as fleet trucks and the odd truck has had a problem but they said they will never go back to GM or Ford or Dodge. Its fun to be fast. It tows like nothing else, and its only a half ton. When the one ton diesel come out, look out is all I can say

"I just bought the BEST American Made Truck out there / a TUNDRA 5.7 !! There is no limit to what you can do with it. / Made in America by Americans ! The Domestic's are made down in Mexico by Mexicans ! Because they are Cheaper, poor quality, and will not last as long , you get what you pay for. If you want a REAL truck; BUY AMERICAN / BUY A TOYOTA TUNDRA !! "


last time i checked gm trucks are built in canada, and the trailblazer are built in ohio, get your facts straight before you open your mouth buddy

Our company is 9 years old with great credit but GM FORD AND DODGE wanted a co maker and 3 years of financials. Toyota financial only wanted proof of the corp and tax ID number from an IRS letter with our corporate name on it. A 45,000 2010 Tundra 5.7 off road and loaded. We are on a lease. We tried to buy American if you want to call it that, but not with what they wanted. We thought they were going to ask for blood next. This truck is built in Texas by the men and women that live there. How American can you get. We are up in NYC. The GMCS and Chevys were built in Mexico Im talking the SUVS. I think they still are being built there but soon maybe in China. We always had Chevys and Dodges in the past. The Tundra is very big out west and in Texas. Check out Youtube and the dealers promoting the truck. One guys name is Bubba.

Brady, Brady,Brady you are so defensive, so intimidated by quality. I just bought a 2010 Tundra 5.7 platinum, salsa red, thanks to the people in Texas who made it and all the other AMERICAN parts suppliers. All I can say is get your head out of the sand

I agree with my fellow Tundra Owners!!! I have owned Dodge and Ford... This is by far the best purchase I have ever made.. Should have bought a Tundra along time ago. I traded my 2007 Dodge in for a 2010 Tundra 5.7L 4X4 TRD.. This is a well rounded truck, no squeaks or noises... Just the whining heard in the back from the Fords, Chevys and Dodges, it leaves at the light...

By the way, who stole the ideas from Alexander Winton and Henry Ford...


I just bought a 2010 Tundra double cab 5.7, SR5 with X-SP package BBS 20x10 wheel with 305/50/20 for $30k even. I test drove a Ford F150 FX2 Lariat, and Dodge ram Sport and the larime package. The dodge was really close with its performance and I really liked the bumper cut outs for the exhaust but neither would come down in price. The 5.7 Tundra runs like a race car. I added the Borla dual exhaust and TRD intake and WOW ! The power is crazy sweet. The only area to improve on is the suspension. So I added the TRD sport suspension for $1500. and now I have one of the nicest trucsk on the road. Also even with all the after market stuff it is still cheaper than Ford or Dodge. My best advice would to be drive the Dodge double cab back to back with the tundra. Buy the one you like the best.

Every GM I have ever owned has always nickel and dimed me. So far I have 40,000 miles of tire burning, pedal stomping, ass kicking with my 2010 Tundra without putting a dime into it. And the best part is, 75 percent of the Tundra is made in America. Compared to the mere 30-40 percent American made GM, Dodge and Ford.

Hey, if they're stealing from each other SBI. We are the recipiants of the better product. I'm okay with that.



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