The Toyota Tacoma Is The Perfect Rally Truckc

You might think a pickup truck would be too big or cumbersome to take rallying in the US. In reality, a pickup has a lot of advantages for this kind of work.

Toyota Tacoma

Trucks are workhorses meant to take a beating, after all. And a stage rally is designed to beat on whatever you’re driving.

The folks at Team O’Neil Rally School set out to test this unusual theory with a Toyota Tacoma. In a lot of ways, the Tacoma is an ideal rally truck. It offers the perfect blend of capability, robustness and performance, without being too big or heavy.

Still don’t believe a Tacoma can go rallying? Don’t take my word for it. Listen to what Wyatt Knox has to say about this unlikely contender:

The Tacoma was able to outperform the Dodge Charger police car Knox previously tested on the school’s test track, despite having less power and a higher center of gravity. That ground clearance and heavy-duty suspension protects the car from off-road damage, and lends confidence to the driver. And it shows here.

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