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Torrance, Calif.
— Land Cruiser, Toyota’s iconic go-anywhere four-wheel-drive sport-utility vehicle, has earned myriad accolades and records over the 60-plus years it’s been in production. And now, among them: the title of “World’s Fastest SUV” thanks to a record speed of over 230 mph, attained by the custom 2,000-horsepower Land Speed Cruiser.

With former Toyota NASCAR driver Carl Edwards at the helm, the understated Land Speed Cruiser shattered the previous “World’s Fastest SUV” record by more than 19 mph, reaching a GPS-verified and video-documented 230.02 mph before running out of usable pavement. With enough track ahead, the Land Speed Cruiser could be expected to go even faster.

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Finding crazy vehicle conversions online is not hard to do. Finding beautiful conversions where the owner took their time and made for a clean, seamless transformation is another story. This incredible Cummins Diesel Toyota conversion was done the right way!

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Toyota decided to end the run of the FJ Cruiser back in 2014. Even since, Toyota enthusiasts have been waiting to see if a replacement comes down the pipe. The future FJ could be what Toyota showed off today at the New York Auto Show, as it unveiled its new Toyota FT-4X Concept. Then again, it may not be the successor to the FJ Cruiser at all.

Overland Sleep Systems
When it comes to “how to” stories in the Overlanding world, you’ve got options for just about everything – even sleep systems. Whether you’re looking for something simple and lightweight or something to keep you completely out of the elements, the guys from Expedition Overland talk through four overland sleep systems to help you figure out which one is right for you.

Toyota Rock Crawler
Just because she’s got a few dents doesn’t mean she’s not a capable rock crawler.  This Toyota Rock Crawler probably has story to go along with every one of them.

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Toyota has brought together the iconic Tonka brand with its Hilux pickup truck.

The creation is officially called the Toyota Hilux Tonka Concept. It’s a high-riding off-roader created to celebrate HiLux’s breakthrough in becoming Australia’s best-selling vehicle last year.

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Late last year we came across a trademark filing for “Toyota FT-4X.” The trademarked was placed for automobiles and structural parts thereof, and we speculated at the time the name sure sounds like a possible 4×4. Toyota has used the “FT” moniker before, which has typically stood for Future Toyota. The FT tag and the 4X tag sure sounds like a potential 4×4, though we still have no other information other than the name (and the above teaser image). When pressed about what this new model might be months ago, Toyota representatives were mum on the topic.

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Corona, CA
– As the dust settled and the time ticked down, Team Total Chaos Fabrication charged the Nevada desert and crossed the finish line in 5th place in class at the 2017 Mint 400.  Underpowered in the world of 7200 trucks and running in the Unlimited race, with 7 DNF’d vehicles in the class, Nicole Pitell-Vaughan drove every last race mile and brought the Toyota Tacoma across the finish line virtually unscathed.

Flying Toyota
If you haven’t seen this one yet, brace yourself. What looks like a backyard stunt gone wrong is actually footage of a truck launching our of a ditch. What we didn’t realize when we first saw the footage is it’s actually the tail end of a police chase. Just remember, kids, evading the police is never a good idea.

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Corona, CA
– Total Chaos Fabrication will take on the famed Mint 400 off-road race in Las Vegas, Nevada on March 4th. The team will field a Toyota Tacoma, known as “Lil T,” driven by Total Chaos co-founder, Nicole Pitell-Vaughan.