What is up with all that Mercedes nonsense in Jurassic World? Taking the G63 AMG 6x6 into a dinosaur infested swamp is like using your gold-plated smartphone to squash bugs – total overkill. What you need is the 2015 Toyota Tacoma TRD Pro.
The first thing we though when we gazed at these HD photos of the Toyota Tacoma TRD in the wild is that everything looks like the original Jurassic Park movie. The trees are vividly green, and you can almost imagine hearing a heard of brachiosaurus in the background.
For a Toyota, the $40,000 Tacoma TRD Pro is pretty expensive. But when you consider the G63 AMG 6x6 costs about ten times as much, things aren't so bad. The standard suspension was replaced by Bilstein shocks that providing a 1.75-inch lift and about an inch of extra wheel travel.
As standard, the Tacoma TRD hasn't got the same guts as a Ford SVT Raptor or G63 AMG. Instead, you get a 4.0-liter V-6 that is officially rated at 236 horsepower and 266 pound-feet (360 Nm). In the heat of combat, you're going to thank the Toyota engineers for not overcomplicating things with a twin-turbo setup and an abundance of intercoolers.
Let's Go Places and Kill Dinosaurs should be the new slogan from Toyota. This is the same company that sent Land Cruisers to every corner of the world, including some war zone hotspots. But we'd stuff the back of this truck with guns, a harpoon and rocket launchers.
The dino hunters might also need an extra fuel tank or two. During a few short 65-mph (105 kph) highway runs, this truck returned about 23 mpg (10.2 l/100km). There were no velociraptors chasing us though. With that in mind, we leave you to read our 2015 Tacoma TRD Pro review and check out the HD photo gallery here.