Tem até versão com tração traseira para fazer drift

A Toyota quer mostrar que o novo Corolla é um carro para todos, e para isso participa do SEMA com cinco versões preparadas do hatchback - a única carroceria da nova geração que está à venda no momento. Por anos a fabricante fez carros confiáveis, mas que não emocionavam os seus proprietários. Talvez participar do maior evento de carros customizados do mundo ajude a mudar essa imagem.

Para isso, a Toyota entregou o novo Corolla a diversas empresas e cada uma podia fazer o que quisesse em termos de modificações, o que deu origem à versões com propostas bem diferentes.

Toyota Corolla Super Street SEMA Custom

Galeria: Toyota Corolla Super Street SEMA Custom

Com bodykit e pintura vermelha, o Super Street Corolla é inspirado nos carros tunados japoneses, compondo o famoso estilo JDM ou "Japanese Domestic Market". Além do visual invocado, tem melhorias mecânicas para uso em pista. Por dentro, o hatch recebeu bancos aquecidos e um sistema de som melhor.

Toyota Corolla SoCal Kustomz SEMA Custom

Galeria: Toyota Corolla SoKal Kustomz SEMA Custom

Um dos modelos mais invocados da lista, o SoCal Kustoms Corolla mistura a atitude e estilo dos hot-rods com um pouco dos visuais malucos da franquia Velozes e Furiosos. Recebe ainda um sistema de nitro para ganhar um pouco mais de potência nas disputas de arrancada. Dá até para imaginar esse carro no próximo filme do Vin Diesel...

Toyota Corolla Papadakis Racing Drift Car SEMA Custom

Galeria: Toyota Corolla Papadakis Racing Drift Car SEMA

Este Corolla chegou ao extremo de receber tração traseira, sendo criado especialmente para competições de drift. No momento, é só um conceito, mas poderia muito bem participar da Formula D ou do D1 Grand Prix. Além de ser capaz de andar de lado, ainda recebeu um bodykit mais largo.

Toyota Corolla Muscle Tuner SEMA Custom

Galeria: Toyota Corolla Muscle Tuner SEMA Custom

Prometendo chamar mais atenção do que o Corolla da SoCal Kustomz, o modelo da Muscle Tuner apelou para o passado como forma de conquistar o público, com uma pintura que homenageia o clássico Sprinter Trueno AE86 (que foi vendido nos EUA como Corolla GTS). Infelizmente, não tem tração traseira, mas suas cores prestam tributo ao AE86 com pintura Panda (branco com detalhes pretos), além de receber kit nitro no motor e suspensão especial.

Toyota Corolla Hoonigan Camera Car

Galeria: Toyota Corolla Hoonigan Camera Car

Hoonigan é o nome normalmente associado ao piloto Ken Block, que disputa provas de rally pela Ford. Mas, ao invés de ficar na frente das câmeras, este carro estará fazendo as cenas do próximo Gymkhana. Modificado para carregar câmeras, ele é a máquina definitiva de filmagem.

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Galeria: Toyota Corolla Super Street SEMA Custom

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TOYOTA TAKES YOU PLACES AT SEMA 2018


From Supras, a Pizza-making Tundra, Corollas, and Trucks, Toyota Brings Those Places to Life
PLANO, Texas, Oct. 30, 2018 — Toyota’s suite of vehicles on display at the 2018 Specialty
Equipment Market Association (SEMA) Show pays tribute to the heritage of the Toyota Supra, the
launch of the 2019 Corolla Hatchback, the latest TRD Pro trucks, and a very special hydrogen fuel
cell-powered Tundra that robotically makes pizza.


“The theme for SEMA 2018 is our call to action — ‘Let’s Go Places,’” said Ed Laukes, Group Vice
President – Toyota Division Marketing. “This year we’re definitely going places with the introduction of
the all-new 2019 Toyota Corolla Hatchback and the latest TRD Pro trucks. We’re also taking a look
back at the history of the Toyota Supra up through our state-of-the-art Supra race cars on display in
the booth. And no one will soon forget the pizza-making Tundra PIE Pro!”
Highlights of this year’s SEMA display include:


TUNDRA PIE PRO HYDROGEN FUEL-CELL
Everyone’s heard of pizza delivery, but the hydrogen fuel cell electric-powered Tundra PIE Pro takes
the concept to another level. It is one Toyota truck that takes the party wherever it goes with virtually
no carbon footprint—leaving only water vapor emissions and delicious Pizza Hut pizza in its wake.
Powered by a Toyota Mirai powertrain and converted to FWD, this Tundra can power itself and the
entire bed-mounted kitchen via its hydrogen fuel cell electric powertrain. Two robotic arms bake, cut,
box and deliver the pizza.

KEVIN COSTNER’S CUSTOM TUNDRA
Kevin Costner’s custom Tundra Platinum is a truck that was built to conquer the great outdoors. The
Tundra has been outfitted with an array of custom equipment to tailor its use to Mr. Costner’s passion
for nature and active outdoor lifestyle.


CUSTOM COROLLA BUILDS
To introduce the 2019 Corolla Hatchback to the performance aftermarket, Toyota launched a Battle of
the Shops to see who could build the best, most unique custom version of the new car. Two builders
answered the call: well-known Latino builders Julio Ixta of SoCal Kustomz, and Alex Molina of Muscle
Tuner Auto. Two additional builds will also be present, a time attack-inspired entry by automotive
media network Super Street, and a “Russian Arm” camera car by the rally racers at Hoonigan.


FORMULA DRIFT COROLLA
The TRD/Papadakis Racing Corolla Hatchback was inspired by, and built for, Formula Drift
competition. This 2019 Corolla Hatchback features a full rear-wheel-drive conversion, a custom
suspension built from scratch, and a fire-breathing turbo engine pushing more than 1,000
horsepower. It won in its first-ever outing in Long Beach, Calif., and took second place in the 2018
Formula Drift Pro rankings.


TOYOTA SUPRA IN MOTORSPORTS
Toyota’s SEMA 2018 display celebrates the return of Toyota’s most iconic performance car with raceprepared
renditions of the upcoming fifth generation Supra. Toyota will campaign a Supra-bodied car
in next year’s NASCAR Xfinity Series, and it will be parked next to what may be the most extreme
new Supra to date—the Supra GTE racing concept introduced earlier this year at the Geneva
International Motor Show. The car is making its North American debut at this year’s SEMA show.

TOYOTA SUPRA, MARKS 1-4
In support of Supra’s return to the racetrack and the street, a display of classic Supras—featuring
generations one through four, all in white—will be parked at the 2018 SEMA booth. The pristine
assembly will be accompanied by eight modified examples displayed on the outdoor patio,
celebrating a die-hard enthusiast following that endures to this day.


NEXT GENERATION TRD PRO TACOMA, TUNDRA, 4RUNNER
Six Toyota trucks will be present in the 2018 booth in support of automotive enthusiasts of a different
stripe. The new 2019 TRD Pro Series trucks—Tacoma, Tundra, and 4Runner— will be parked
alongside three SR5 models equipped with TRD parts. They will be displayed adjacent to a
comprehensive TRD parts wall designed to allow owners to customize their own Toyota trucks. They
will be joined by the multi-championship-winning Baja race truck driven by off-road legend Ivan
“Ironman” Stewart.


Rutledge Wood—The NBC Sports NASCAR Analyst and self-professed Supra geek returns for the
seventh year running to co-host the Toyota SEMA Press Conference with Group Vice President –
Toyota Division Marketing, Ed Laukes.


The entire collection of vehicles can be seen in the Toyota display booth (#24800) in Central Hall and
the adjoining Patio Annex at the Las Vegas Convention Center, October 30-November 2, 2018.