Rick Says: I love fast vehicles and I love trucks — I love fast trucks. I’ve had just about every Toyota Supra available and I like to bring a mountain bike everywhere I go, so this setup just makes sense for me. Best of all, I get a good adrenaline rush going when I drive the truck to the bike races.
We Say: Combining practicality and performance is a win-win combination, and this Tacoma does so in great style. Almost 600 whp in a pickup truck must require a decent amount of skill to drive, but much like most high-horsepower Supras, once this truck hooks is there anything that can keep up with it?
Specs & Details
'03 Toyota Tacoma
Engine 3.0L 2JZ GTE single- turbocharged inline-6
Engine Modifications SP67DBB turbo (P-Trim 0.81 A/R dual ball bearing); K&N filter w/ 4” inlet; Tial 44mm wastegate & 50mm BOV, custom SS manifold; Crower 272 cams, valvesprings & titanium retainers; GReddy cam gears; multi-angle valve job; Cometic head gasket; ARP head stud kit; GReddy timing belt & pulley kit; shortened throttle body; NGK racing spark plugs; dual electric fans; Isuzu NPR intercooler w/ custom piping; dual feed fuel rail; 1,000cc Siemens fuel injectors; Walbro 255-lph fuel pumps (x2); Aeromotive fuel pressure regulator
Wheels, Tires & Brakes Racing Hart CX 19x8.5" (f) & 19x9.5" (r); Pirelli P-Zero Rosso tires
Exterior Black Sand Pearl paint; de-badged; shaved tailgate, antenna & hood squirters; 7-piece TRD bodykit, Toyota X-Runner hood scoop, B-Cool billet grille inserts; Snugtop snug lid
Interior Lotek gauge pod, AEM UEGO wideband air/fuel ratio gauge; AEM Serial Datastream gauge
Numbers 575 hp & 550 ft-lbs tq at the wheels, 660 hp & 630 ft-lbs tq at the crank (tuned to 19 psi on pump gas)