Ultimate RK Motors Built NASCAR Toyota Camry Spotted
Once upon a time, Toyota designed a one-of-a-kind NASCAR Edition Camry for the 2010 SEMA show. It has recently resurfaced on auction blocks and eBay for sale. If you haven’t seen this amazing Camry, here is what you need to know.
This particular Camry isn’t your father’s car. It has a 358 cubic inch, 5.9L TRD V-8 engine under the hood putting out 680 HP at 8500 RPM (stock today is 268 HP). Also, it has an upgraded suspension with modified McPherson struts up front and Venza-modified multi-link rear suspension. Lastly, it features a Tremec T-56 Magnum 6-speed manual transmission with a Ram dual-disc street cluthc.
Adding to it is the built in roll cage and custom gauges. These features blend into the interior and they will fool you into thinking they are stock.
With all the HP and race features, you can be amiss if you forget it is still a Camry. It has the standard features like A/C, power steering and a mix of leather and suede trim. RK Motors says it should be street legal – in most states.
The car sits on TSW Jarama wheels that measure 20 × 8.5 inches up front and 20 × 10 in the rear, and are fitted with 245/35/20 front and 285/30/20 rear Michelin Pilot tires.
It also has a great stereo system with:
- Pioneer AVIC-2110BT DVD/NAV receiver
- Boston Acoustics supplied two GT-275 75w amps
- Four GT-475 75w amps
- Two pair of SR-60 two-way 6.5 component speakers
- G212-44 12-inch subwoofer
A great running car with an insane engine AND an amazing sound system? Yes, please!
The car was developed as a collaboration between RK Motors and Toyota for the 2010 SEMA show. It recently hit the auction block at RK Motors Collector Car and was recently spotted for sale on eBay.com. Click here for the complete description from RK Motors.
Historically, the car debuted at the 2010 SEMA show, was part of the TRD display at the 2010 LA Auto Show and was on the road at many 2011 NASCAR races.
During the build process, the car was taken down to its core and rebuilt. The pictures of the rebuilding process are really great by themselves. It is amazing to see how much hard work went into making sure everything fit and worked together. The amount of planning must have been extensive.
What do you think? Is this the best Camry you have ever seen?