Toyota Prius Tuner Cars of the Tokyo Auto Salon [Gallery]

Toyota Prius Tuner Cars of the Tokyo Auto Salon [Gallery]
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To say there’s a strong tuner car culture for hybrids in Japan might be a bit too generous. Oh, there’s no doubt the Japanese love to modify the cars, but perhaps the term “customization” is more accurate. At this year’s Tokyo Auto Salon there was the usual selection of Prius model with wild bodykits and… Continue Reading...

SEMA 2010: NASCAR Edition Camry Trades Mundane for Muscle… and Mullets

SEMA 2010: NASCAR Edition Camry Trades Mundane for Muscle… and Mullets
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Toyota products have often been criticized for being a bit too tame, lacking in enthusiasm while operating more like appliances. In an effort to distract from that reality, Toyota and the RK Collection have built a custom NASCAR edition Camry that does more than just look the part. Powered by a massive 358 ci TRD… Continue Reading...

Toyota Tacoma X-Runner RTR Revealed Ahead of SEMA Debut With Supercharged 5.7L V8

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Toyota Tacoma X-Runner RTR Revealed Ahead of SEMA Debut With Supercharged 5.7L V8
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Built as a SEMA 2010 project, Toyota has been prepping their Tacoma X-Runner RTR and did some baseline test runs out at Pomona this past Tuesday. For those unaware of this project, Toyota was basically looking at producing a “ready to race” Toyota Tacoma X-Runner with the Tundra’s 5.7-liter V8 powerplant. But the fun doesn’t… Continue Reading...

G Sports’ Toyota Mark X Sports Concept Is Looking Mighty Attractive

G Sports’ Toyota Mark X Sports Concept Is Looking Mighty Attractive
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We were huge fans of G Sports’ Mark X Sports Concept back at Tokyo Auto Salon and are glad that those lucky photographers and writers out in Japan got a chance to see it up close and personal. Dino Dalle Carbonare is no stranger to AutoGuide, having worked with us back in the Modified Mag… Continue Reading...

Cerrari: Signal Auto Converts Toyota Celica to Ferrari F430 Look-A-Like

Cerrari: Signal Auto Converts Toyota Celica to Ferrari F430 Look-A-Like
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There’s a saying we use often when we see projects come to life: “Great concept, poor execution.” Very rarely do we run into a situation where a project is a poor concept with great execution. But that’s exactly what this Toyota Celica is. Signal Auto is also known as Signal Kustom Built and is one… Continue Reading...

Wald International Toyota Prius Aero Kit Revealed

Wald International Toyota Prius Aero Kit Revealed
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The world of tuning hybrids has really evolved in a short period of time. The good looks of the Honda Insight and Toyota Prius have really captured the Japanese aftermarket. We saw it first hand at the 2010 Tokyo Auto Salon, where the overwhelming amount of customized hybrids caught us by surprise. Wald International has… Continue Reading...

SEMA 2009: The Trucks of the SEMA Show

SEMA 2009: The Trucks of the SEMA Show
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A big part of the SEMA Show each year (both in terms of quantity and, well, size) is the truck and off-road industry. Some trucks get lowered suspensions and some lifted, some run on supercharged 4-cylinders, while others rely on massive turbocharged diesel units. Yet despite all that divides some truck lovers from others, they… Continue Reading...

SEMA 2009: Toyota’s Hard Kandy Yaris is Aimed at Female Buyers… Duh!

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SEMA 2009: Toyota’s Hard Kandy Yaris is Aimed at Female Buyers… Duh!
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Toyota actually bothers to spell out in its press release on the Hard Kandy Yaris, that it is aimed at attracting the attention of female buyers. We kind of thought the pink and white interior and exterior was a bit of a give away, but…. whatever…. The custom Yaris also gets a custom body kit,… Continue Reading...

SEMA 2009: Midnight Rider Tundra Tailgater a Tribute to Brooks and Dunn

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SEMA 2009: Midnight Rider Tundra Tailgater a Tribute to Brooks and Dunn
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Built as a tribute to country music duo Brooks and Dunn, Toyota unveiled the Midnight Rider Tundra Tailgater at the 2009 SEMA Show. Out back, the truck’s bed folds out to reveal a complete tailgating station with countertops, a BBQ, an ice chest and even a draft beer tap. Oh, and let’s not forget an… Continue Reading...

SEMA 2009: Toyota Tundra Hot Rod Gets Rock and Roll Treatment

SEMA 2009: Toyota Tundra Hot Rod Gets Rock and Roll Treatment
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Toyota and the Hot Rod movement aren’t two things you’d normally associate with each other, which is why a Hot Rod Toyota Tundra is the perfect concept vehicle for the SEMA Show. Built by Phoenix-based motorcycle shop Sucker Punch Sally’s, the Tundra gets a long list of design cues from the hot rods of the… Continue Reading...

SEMA 2009: Five Axis Priuses Make Going Green Stylish… and Blue

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SEMA 2009: Five Axis Priuses Make Going Green Stylish… and Blue
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Thanks to tuner Five Axis, the Toyota Prius has never looked this cool. Now in its third generation, the 2010 Prius has gotten considerably better looking over the years, but the two modified versions on display this week at the 2009 SEMA Show take green motoring to a stylish new level. Five Axis has built… Continue Reading...

SEMA 2009: Toyota Tundra Hot Rod Revealed Ahead of SEMA Debut

SEMA 2009: Toyota Tundra Hot Rod Revealed Ahead of SEMA Debut
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Ahead of its official debut later today at the 2009 SEMA Show, Toyota has revealed a single photo of its Hot Rod Tundra. Build by Phoenix-based motorcycle shop Sucker Punch Sally’s, the Tundra gets a long list of design cues from the hot rods of the 1950s and ’60s. The Regular Cab 4×2 gets some… Continue Reading...
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