The Tacoma TRD Pro Race Truck which made its debut at SEMA will be Toyota's entry in the 2017 Mint 400, held on March 1-5 in Las Vegas. Also know as The Great American Desert Race, the Mint 400 has a history going back to 1967, and is one of the premiere truck races in North America. Toyota has been racing trucks since 1979.
The TRD Pro Race Truck uses the 3.5 liter V6 from the stock Tacoma. This engine uses the highly efficient Atkinson Cycle, a 19th century innovation that has not really been leveraged in automobiles until hybrid cars become prominent. The Tacoma is unusual in that it runs Atkinson without electric to supplement the normally narrow rpm band.
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