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 |  Feb 12 2012, 12:00 PM


Built by Toyota Racing Development and RK Motors, this custom 2010 Toyota Camry NASCAR Edition is currently up for sale with a whopping $299,900 price tag, possibly making it the world’s most expensive Toyota Camry.

Originally built for and debuted at the 2010 SEMA Show, what you get with the hefty price tag is a one-off vehicle including a completely custom 2010 Camry two-door coupe shell that was fabricated by RK Motors’ own metalsmiths.

From there, plenty of NASCAR-inspired components were added onto the vehicle, including a complete body kit, grille, carbon fiber brake ducts with foglights, side-exit exhaust system, carbon fiber rear-view mirrors, and a deck lid spoiler. But amongst all these race-inspired parts are some OE pieces as well, including the fuel filler door, factory Camry taillights, and door handles.

The real highlight, however, is the 358-cubic inch powerplant under the hood, a TRD NASCAR V8 with 680-hp. It’s mated to a Tremec T-56 Magnum six-speed transmission with a Ram dual-disc street clutch. Once again blending race with street, the NASCAR Camry features a staggered set of 20-inch TSW Jarama wheels with Michelin Pilot rubber on all four corners.

The interior is probably the most tame of the entire project, featuring a full-sized rear seat. There are some leather tie-ins to match the exterior two-tone paint while Pioneer and Boston Acoustics outfitted the cabin with new beats.

Regardless of the effort put into building this one-off, the $299,900 price tag is still a shocker. Still, it sounds amazing!

Check out a few videos of the Camry after the break.

GALLERY: 2010 Toyota Camry NASCAR Edition


[Source: RK Motors]

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 |  Aug 05 2010, 8:30 PM

What makes a car truly comfortable? Air conditioning? Heated seats? Power window shades? Sure, those are all a good start, but with today’s modern luxuries, there are so many extras that can make your commute a comfortable one.

The folks at Kelley Blue Book have assembled the 10 most comfortable cars under $30,000. Not surprisingly Buick placed highly, taking both the first and second spots. And that first place went to none other than the new Buick LaCrosse.

Get the complete list of the Top 10 most Comfortable Cars (and why they made the list) after the jump:

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 |  Jan 16 2009, 2:29 PM

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Amidst all the excitement about the new Toyota Prius at the North American International Auto Show, no one at Toyota mentioned (and no one else seemed to notice)  that for 2010 the Camry will receive all sorts of updates.

The most significant change is the use of a slightly larger 4-cylinder engine – 2.5-liters, up from 2.4-liters. The engine will make 169hp on the LE and XLE models with 179hp on SE models – an increase of 21hp.

Incredibly, Toyota will offer the 2010 Camry four-cylinder models with either a 6-speed manual or a six-speed automatic.

The 2010 Camry will also receive a new front grille and new front bumper with a larger lower intake. The projector headlights will also be larger, the tail lights will get a styling update and XLE and SE models will receive new wheel designs.

The Camry Hybrid will also get a few aesthetic enhancements, aimed at differentiating it from the rest of the lineup. A unique hybrid grille design and new front bumper are a part of the update, as is a larger lower intake and redesigned fog lights. A new 16-inch wheel design is also coming.

In terms of safety, all 2010 Camry’s will come with Vehicle Stability Control as standard. Auto up and down windows that feature jam protection will also be standard equipment on all Camry’s.

2010 Toyota Camry:

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2010 Toyota Camry Hybrid:

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Official release after the jump:

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