1,000,000th Hilux hot-rods desertToyota Hilux. This is the version of the small Toyota truck we don’t get in America, but the rest of the world does, and it’s reputation for durability was in place long before TopGear all but killed a 1988 version.
The truck, a D4-D model, had the diesel engine yanked and instead the 5.0L V8 from a Lexus IS-F. Tuned up to 449 horsepower and sounding properly angry, the engine provides the proper amount of motivation needed for a truck that is meant to be a slightly more streetable version of the Dakar truck. Adjustable off-road shocks, lower gears, and Dakar-spec Power Brakes discs add to the Hilux’s character. Picture 100 MPH on dirt with no problems whatsoever…that’s what Toyota just built. #offroad #desert #toyota #hilux