Vision of Toyota GR Tacoma: Timothy Adry Emmanuel
The Toyota offerings that have been imbued with the essence of Gazoo Racing are getting huge recognition around the world. Initially, it began with the widespread release of the current Supra model, and has since extended to encompassing various other releases akin to the fantastic GR Corolla, GR Yaris, and GR86. Even customers that are devoted to pickup trucks would no doubt be excited at the developments concerning the Hilux GR Sport, though unfortunately it’s not available in the United States.
Toyota might deliver to us all we yearn for in a GR pickup and one of the better alternatives is undoubtedly bringing back the short-lived Tacoma X-Runner. This performance pickup had only been manufactured from 2005 through 2013 and, however it reportedly was an adrenaline rush on the roads, its market likeness was quite low.
Timothy Adry Emmanuel, a digital artist with HotCars, is of the opinion that it’s high time Tacoma X-Runner had a return to the digital realm – armed this time around with GR Sport equipment and accessories.
This fantasy model draws its inspiration from the 2024 Toyota Tacoma and comes with many modifications that make it unique. A similar structure is seen in the original’s front fascia, while the upgraded edition carries a sporty bumper which allows for an improved airflow. To further boost its styling, it also features a striking front splitter, plus a leveled hood featuring the signature vent of the Tacoma.
The side arches and wheel flares of this GR X-Runner stand out more than the standard Toyota Tacoma, giving the truck a wide, aggressive appearance. The back arches are similarly beefed up and are mounted on racing wheels for an even greater segmented look. With all these modifications, it’s safe to say, this Tacoma won’t be spending much time on unpaved terrain.
This two-door version of the vehicle has a shortened body but still features a long, flatbed, featuring angular lines that follow the design of the latest Tacoma model. The raised rear bumper includes a noticeably overpowered twin exhaust port compared to its standard variation.
The Toyota Tacoma GR X-Runner makes a statement with its stylish exterior accents, from the GR Sports insignia on either side of the front and rear to its sleek ebony and scarlet interior. These special touches give the truck an unmistakable flair.
One can only guess what kind of engine the X-Runner would feature. The iForce Max offers an impressive 326 horsepower, not too shabby. But a GR Tacoma will likely need much more power, especially when one takes into account that Toyota gave their Corolla model a hefty upgrade from 169 hp to 300 hp.
This recent GR Tacoma X-Runner could draw from the 3.4-liter turbocharged V6 from the Tundra. With certain adjustments and auxiliary hardware, the stout powerplant should have no issue propelling the output to more than 500 hp and 650 lb-ft of torque, thus producing a vehicle that could even be on par with the Ford F-150 Raptor.