Tuesday, July 01, 2008

TOYOTA Ivan Stewart Announce 500+ HP Tundra

Ivan Stewart wants you to open your pocketbooks and buy a high-powered, gas eating new Tundra. Right when truck sales are in the toilet ("Toyota Motor Corp. ran aground in June, with U.S. sales down 11.5 percent, the biggest drop of the year for the world's No. 2 automaker. For the first half, Toyota said it sold 1,240,086 vehicles, down 6.2 percent from the first half of 2007.") and Toyota will be all hybrid by 2015.

What does Ivan drive? A Toyota Tundra…but not just any Tundra; this is a 504+ horsepower brute with 550 ft/lbs of torque that’s built to his exacting preferences. The 'Ironman Tundra'. Better grab one up while you have the chance, the green-mpg revolution, is upon us.

Announcing the Ivan “IRONMAN” Stewart Signature Series Tundra; like the man himself, this limited edition Tundra is the strong, capable and quietly confident type that stands out in a crowd of posers. It is hands-down the most powerful, limited production four wheel drive truck ever offered through any dealership. “I wanted to build a truck that I would be proud of; one that I would drive myself” comments Ivan. This is no pretend-race truck covered with badges and embarrassing stickers. Each component was personally selected and approved by Ivan and they come from the industry’s best; Bilstein, Alcoa, Magnaflow, General Tire, TRD, Hurst and more.

Program Director, Ron Flint, states “Working with Ivan to design and build these vehicles has been a dream come true for me and our team. Ivan delivers qualities you don’t come across very often anymore; things like integrity, loyalty and respect that is earned because of his character. He also loves to go fast and have fun. My goal was for these vehicles to reflect his personality and impressive capabilities”.

While not an official Toyota program, Ivan’s trucks will only be available through select Toyota dealers beginning August 1st. The Signature Series vehicle line-up will also include TRD supercharged FJ Cruisers and Tacoma Trucks. Each is offered in three Stages of build and all are assigned limited edition serial numbers.

In just a few months there will be an on-line Ivan IRONMAN Stewart Toyota Enthusiasts Club and Owner’s Registry that will bring you all the latest on Ivan’s off-road adventures, feature stories, reviews of Toyota vehicles, events and more.

Ivan “IRONMAN” Stewart Signature Series Tundra Specs
Ivan “IRONMAN” Stewart polished 20” Alcoa forged alloy wheels with logo
General Tire 20” AT2 All-Terrain tires
Ivan “IRONMAN” Stewart Bilstein Shocks
Ivan “IRONMAN” Stewart Hurst shift handle
Ivan “IRONMAN” Stewart Signature Series Badges
Ivan “IRONMAN” Stewart Signature Series numbered dash plaque
Ivan “IRONMAN” Stewart Magnaflow cat-back exhaust with logo

STAGE 2 Pre-Run Package

STAGE 2 Badge
N-Fab Light bar
Four Hella 700FF Lights
Billet Aluminum Bed-rail System
Polished Aluminum Alloy Fuel Door

STAGE 3 Performance Package

STAGE 1 Package
STAGE 2 Pre-Run Package (optional)
TRD Supercharger
TRD Brake Package
Hella High-Performance Headlights
Body-color grille shell
STAGE 3 Badge
Black-out headlights
Metal-finish OEM grille

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