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 |  May 25 2012, 6:45 PM

There’s much to be said about an automaker’s CEO that is seen more often in a race suit than a business suit.

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 |  May 23 2012, 10:02 AM

Similar to the NASCAR Dodge Charger and Ford Fusion that were revealed earlier this year, Toyota’s newest entry to NASCAR looks to more closely resemble its production model.

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 |  Feb 12 2012, 12:00 PM

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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

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[Source: RK Motors]

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