When the term Toyota Racing Development or simply TRD is mentioned, one thing comes to mind; high performance and racing. Since its inception, TRD has been modifying Toyota cars so as to make them sportier and improve high performance. The in-house tuning shop applies several strategies. This include bolting on superchargers or turbochargers, installing tougher suspension, fixing cold air intakes, using high performance braking systems , wheel upgrades, tougher struts and dampers, Toyota Racing Development car battery, efficient heads, steel head gaskets, and much more. At the end of it, the normal looking car will easily outperform similar cars.
Officially, Toyota Racing Development was started in 1976. However, it was already modifying and tuning cars for sports performance. The first time TRD did this was in 1957 during the Australia Rally. After the Second World War, economies including Japan were struggling. Many people could not afford sports cars which were a bit pricey. The company already had a good market presence. Therefore, it decided to tune the ordinary vehicle to make them suitable for racing. The first project was a Toyopet Crown Deluxe which was tuned in preparation for the Rally of Australia. Ever since, TRD has been modifying Lexus, Scion and Toyota.
The 2013 Toyota Avalon TRD Edition was launched into the market to cater for people looking for comfort and high performance. The mid-size sedan comes with 4 doors and can seat five people. It comes with an Eaton Gen 6 supercharger that is bolted on the 3.5 litre V6 gasoline engine. The power plant delivers 268 horsepower and 248ft-lbs of torque. It delivers power to the wheels through a six-speed automatic transmission. Other upgrades include: stiffer subframe bushing in the rear, six-piston TRD brake calipers at the front, four-piston TRD brakes at the rear, modified steering, cold-rolled coil spring made from steel, large spiral-vane brake rotors that have been cross-drilled.
The Toyota Camry Sonara is another popular model that is factory tuned at TRD. The car’s platform is based on the normally aspirated Camry that comes with either a 2.5 or 3.0 litre V6 engine. The TRD edition has incorporated a supercharger as well as an intercooler. It also has a header with larger ports and an aluminium block. This increases the power output to 247hp @ 6000rpm. The torque also increased to 242 lb-ft. The Camry Sonara TRD Edition comes with a 5-speed manual transmission. The car takes 6.3 seconds to accelerate from standstill to 60mph (100km/h) and 16.9seconds from zero to 100mph (160km/h). The top speed is electronically limited at 135 mph.
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