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Once-off Toyota Hilux Bruiser a '80s radio controlled tribute


Toyota has unveiled a tribute version of the Hilux in homage to the radio-controlled model made by Tamiya some 40 years ago.

Based on the British spec Xtra Cab 2.4 GD-6 4x4, the one-off Bruiser has been fettled by Arctic Trucks and features the company's AT35 conversion, made up of 35-inch tyres wrapped in BF Goodrich Mud-Terrain T/A wheels, new suspension, different differential ratios and wheel arches flared to accept the bigger wheels.

Although no interior images have been released, additional exterior touches are made up of a Diamond Blue vinyl finish, white stripes on the front bumper, a louvered rear window, detachable rear aerial, unique bonnet clip, special logos as seen on the toy Hilux, white bull bar, rear step and rock sliders, as well as a white rear cab section.

Not expected to be heading for production soon, the Bruiser's GD-6's mill punches out 110 kW and 400 Nm of torque like the standard Hilux, with drive going to the rear all four wheels via a six-speed manual gearbox.

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