We’ve already shown you Toyota’s Tacoma X-Runner "Ready to Race" high-performance SEMA project truck but that’s not the only custom pickup the auto maker is bringing to this year's SEMA Show. Check out the Toyota Tundra Sportsman created in partnership with Bass Pro Shops.
The Tundra Sportsman is an outdoorsman's dream rig.
The base truck is a 2011 Tundra Double Cab 4x4 equipped with the optional TRD Rock Warrior package and a 5.7-liter V-8 and six-speed automatic transmission. From there, Toyota has given the truck a three-inch lift, 18-inch Teflon-coated ATX wheels and Nitto Mud Grappler 33x12.5/R18 tires.
There’s an 86 square foot (7-feet by 13-feet) deck that sits above the Tundra’s camper shell that contains a pop-up camouflaged tent and hunting blind. The truck bed has been modified and split into three zones to serve double-duty as the ultimate sportsman fantasy transport and base camp.
The driver side of the cargo box is the firearm storage zone. The side of the box opens vertically while the entire bed swings out to a 90 degree angle, allowing for close access to secured rifle storage and accessories. There are two steel locking rifle cases integrated into the cabinetry for safe keeping and transport. There’s also a safe to store a pistol, sleeping bag and fold-down work bench that folds down from the bed wall to provide a work space.
The passenger side of the bed also opens vertically while the side of the bed slides out and then folds flat to create a large work surface. Camping gear can be stowed in the sides plus there’s room for two bows and archery accessories. There’s also a small closet with a slide-out coat rack to keep hunting outerwear and foul weather gear.
At the back of the bed, the camper shell and tailgate open to reveal a rugged kitchen with space for a Coleman gas stove, a sink with seven gallon water tank and storage space for cooking utensils.
To improve off-roading capability, the Tundra’s breathing system has been extensively reworked to help it through deep-water crossings. It has a custom air intake and snorkel and the exhaust has been rerouted up through the bed (in-between the three storage zones) so that it exits through a grate in the roof top deck.
Inside, the truck was designed to be a command center for extended hunting trips as essential field electronics such as a weather station and GPS have been installed. To minimize wear, the TRD Rock Warrior bucket seats were upholstered in waterproof Black and Gray material. The black Rock Warrior carpeting is weather protected by all-weather Browning branded camouflage floor mats. The stock 10 speaker JBL sound system is supplemented by JBL all-weather outdoor speakers that are wired into the bed area.