Thursday, August 11, 2011

Toyota Tacoma Headed for Record at the South Pole...

Riding on 44" high Dick Cepek tires this heavily modified Toyota Tacoma will attempt--on the 100th anniversary of the South Pole being reached--to reach the Pole faster than any other ground based expedition has.

Taking a stock Tacoma and sending it off to Iceland for some modifications the Thomson Reuters Eikon team now has a truck with solar panels a wind turbine, thick insulation and numerous other goodies set to tackle Antarctica this December.

Given batteries substantial performance decline in cold weather, it will be a long time before we see an "electric vehicle" record likely to match the one to be put up by this one.

Popular Mechanics article on South Pole bound Toyota Tacoma...

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