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Old June 9th, 2009, 03:00 PM   #1
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Wow, a sporty Camry; guess it just had to come from down-under eh?

TRD Aurion

The TRD Aurion (3500SL pictured) is powered by a 241-kilowatt (323 hp) engine, making it the most powerful front-wheel drive car in the world.[6] Wikimedia Commons has media related to: Toyota Aurion
Toyota unveiled the Aurion Sports Concept at the 2006 Australian International Motor Show, held in Sydney.[42] The AU$8 million concept car was a styling exercise previewing the TRD Aurion, which was subsequently released in August 2007.[43] TRD’s first experiment with supercharger technology was with the 2005 Camry V6 based, TS-01 concept which produced satisfying results.[44]

The project's exterior design manager was Lee Moran, a former Ford Australia designer. He was chosen by Toyota Styling Australia chief Paul Berninger in 2005. One of Moran’s focuses was to reduce the size of the grille and add emphasis to the front bumper line below it. This was done so the car had more of a Formula One oriented look. In the Toyota wind tunnel in Japan, the vehicle's drag coefficient was confirmed at 0.30, meaning that the car would operate better aerodynamically than its non-TRD variants.[43] The TRD also features bold exterior additions that differentiate it with the standard Aurion range, such as exhaust pipes integrated into the bumper, tinted taillight lenses, and a unique bodykit.[45] Along with the supercharged 3.5 litre V6 engine outputting 241 kilowatts (323 hp) of power and 400 newton metres (295 ft·lbf) of torque, the TRD also incorporates an upgraded suspension system and tyres over the standard Aurion models to improve car handling.[20]

Toyota Australia plans to sell 50–70 TRD Aurion units per month with the majority of the sales coming from Australia,[43] with the range comprising of two variants, the 3500S and 3500SL. The former of the two features performance mufflers, 19 inch alloy wheels, red alcantara leather seats with black alcantara fabric bolsters and other high performance upgrades.[46] The range-topping 3500SL adds clearance and reverse parking sensors, dual-zone climate control air conditioning, a colour-coded selection lever, and an eight-way adjustable driver's seat.[47] Furthermore, the 3500SL gains an aluminium rear bumper reinforcement addition, and is the first production car in the world to use the Eaton twin-vortices supercharger. This substantially reduces engine noise while bringing gains to power and torque.[48]
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Sometime I wonder if Toyota North America doesn't want to sale as many cars as they could.
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Old June 9th, 2009, 03:39 PM   #2
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Yeah I saw those a while back, you should have posted pix
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Old June 9th, 2009, 03:41 PM   #3
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Old June 9th, 2009, 03:52 PM   #4
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cool stuff!!
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Old June 9th, 2009, 03:53 PM   #5
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hey that looks pretty good. Im gonna search for interior pics... Looks good so far
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Old June 9th, 2009, 05:16 PM   #6
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wow. it looks mean, i like it.
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Old June 9th, 2009, 05:30 PM   #7
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Interior's the same as the Camry
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Old June 9th, 2009, 05:30 PM   #8
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Old June 9th, 2009, 06:00 PM   #9
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wow, thats hot. that car has a lot of vip potential i think.
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Old June 9th, 2009, 06:08 PM   #10
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interior is just like the camry
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Old June 9th, 2009, 07:28 PM   #11
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Probably because...it's a Camry?
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Old June 9th, 2009, 07:57 PM   #12
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Old June 9th, 2009, 10:22 PM   #13
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me want that front bumper on my 6th gen to bad it wont work
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Old June 9th, 2009, 10:25 PM   #14
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wtf is up with that rear bumper on the left part?


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Old June 9th, 2009, 10:27 PM   #15
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Old June 9th, 2009, 11:17 PM   #16
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Kinda nice
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Old June 10th, 2009, 12:18 AM   #17
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no idea, looks like they tried to PS something out and failed
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Old June 10th, 2009, 01:56 AM   #18
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Looking at some of the other cars Aussies are playing with down there makes me wonder if Toyota thinks they are all kinda Bonkers and hence provides them with hot-rod version of normal cars; or do they think we Americans up here are just too tame to like this kinda stuff.
I would love one of those TRD Aurions, and I'm damn sure others would too; so WTF Toyota?! Would be nice to give Altima/Maxima drivers something to fear with a Toyota badge on it (that is still in production).
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Old June 10th, 2009, 02:11 AM   #19
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Looks like they decided to stay in the IS class. looks very nice.
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DAMN that looks nice. I like!



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Old June 10th, 2009, 06:12 AM   #21
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Aussies ARE pretty much bonkers compared to us, but in a goood way

That is the consumer auto market where an entire company, Holden, makes their success by stuffing GM LS1's in everything...ARE YOU LISTENING GM/OBAMA?
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Old September 7th, 2009, 09:28 PM   #22
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Very nice and I love them. Too bad they were a sales flop (production stopped in March 09).

However, they should make a US Camry TRD. Give it the sport seats, TRD rims, intake and filter, exhaust, suspension, brakes, lowering kit, etc etc. The supercharged 3.5L is just too much power for the front wheels.
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Beautiful I love every angle.
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Old September 7th, 2009, 11:21 PM   #24
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lol wth? a supercharged camry. IT HAZ WHINE!?
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Old September 8th, 2009, 07:29 AM   #25
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lol wth? a supercharged camry. IT HAZ WHINE!?
It's a very impressive engine actually. Supercharged 3.5L, 323 hp/296 lb-ft. It has the Eaton new Twin Vortices four lobe blower, so it's extremely efficient (only one mpg less than a NA Camry V-6 in combined testing).
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Old September 8th, 2009, 08:01 AM   #26
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Wow...I'd rock one of those.
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Old September 8th, 2009, 08:20 AM   #27
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wait 2 spoilers? FAIL. I'd rock only that lip spoiler underneath.
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