Fastest SUV: Custom Toyota Land Cruiser breaks record hitting 370km/hr

Toyota's flagship SUV, the Land Cruiser has officially broken record and still maintains the record for the fastest SUV today. At the 2016 SEMA Show, Toyota unveiled the SUV which was a heavily-modified performance version. This vehicle was purposely built to meet one objective: to go really really fast! 

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Reaching an unbelievable speed of 370 km/hr, it beats the previous achievement by a slight margin, and now holds the record for the fastest SUV in the world. More interestingly, it's got a massive V8 engine that gives off a whopping 2,000 horsepower.

Toyota land speed cruiser fastest suv in the world

The new record was set by former Toyota NASCAR driver Carl Edwards at Mojave Air and Space Port in Mojave, Calif. Then, the Land Cruiser had a twin-turbo 5.7-liter V-8 which was obviously put to good use. The heavily modified Toyota 3UR-FE V-8 uses two enormous Garrett turbochargers that can produce as much as 55 psi. To handle that level of boost, the engine got upgraded connecting rods and pistons, a new intake manifold, and much more.

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Apparently, the suspension was lowered to improve aerodynamics, stability and control at high speeds.

Watch as the Land Cruiser speeds off on track below:

Source: Toyota

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