After I posted this video to YouTube, the dealership received a call from a guy in Texas who had it shipped to his doorstep – after he paid for it.
This was such a fun shoot. I remember there being several passing rain clouds as I filmed and I had to jump inside the Tacoma and out, more than once, to continue filming. I even rolled under the truck at one point and I am glad I did because this truck is just as impressive from the underside as it is topside!
If this 2017 Toyota Tacoma SR5 looks unlike any truck that can be bought from a dealer it’s because it IS unlike an from a dealer – at least around here… The MST in MST Edition stands for Mid State Toyota. Mid State Toyota added lots of extras to this Tacoma to make it bigger and badder and tougher.
3.5-Liter V6 DOHC 24-Valve direct-injection Atkinson-cycle engine with VVT-iW (Variable Valve Timing-intelligent Wide) intake and VVT-i (Variable Valve Timing with intelligence) exhaust, with 278 hp @ 6000 rpm/265 lb.-ft. @ 4600 rpm
6-speed Electronically Controlled automatic Transmission with intelligence (ECT-i)
4WDemand part-time 4WD with electronically controlled transfer case and Automatic Limited-Slip Differential (Auto LSD)
Power-assisted ventilated front disc brakes; rear drum brakes with tandem booster and Star Safety System™
Old Man Emu Suspension System
Nitrocharger Sport Shock Absorbers
Fiber-reinforced Sheet-Molded Composite (SMC) inner bed with steel outer panels, storage compartments and rail caps, with easy lower, lockable and removable tailgate
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