TOYOTA CAMRY DRAG CAR
The big-name car manufacturers at SEMA always try to outdo each other, and Toyota may have taken the cake this year by surprising everyone with one of the most epic sleepers ever built. Nobody knew what was going on until they fired up a blown V8 with open headers that made very loud noises which a brand-new Camry really shouldn’t be making! With a full tube-frame set-up and single aluminium race seat, it’s no longer any good for getting groceries, but if you had to, having your ice cream melt on the way home would probably become a thing of the past. To keep it in the family, the 5.7-litre V8 engine was sourced from a Toyota Tundra pickup, with forged internals and a TRD supercharger added, and a couple of big bottles of NOS for good measure. The power count comes in at 633kW (850hp) and is apparently good for 9.8s down the quarter, which isn’t bad considering the car runs fairly low-profile 335/30R18 drag radials. There was no word who the lucky person at Toyota was who’s been running that figure, but we’re told that for those 10 seconds or less, they’re free.