Toyota tricked this minivan into a high-performance racer

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Toyota Motors took what looks like your basic, run-of-the-mill minivan and turned it into a high-performance concept car.

It’s called the Sienna R-Tuned Concept. Though it looks pretty cool, unfortunately you won’t be seeing this in dealer showrooms anytime soon. A rep for Toyota told Business Insider that it’s just a fun concept car for shows and events, which is why we spotted it at the OC Auto Show last week.

Still, if you’re looking to upgrade grandma’s minivan, maybe Toyota can inspire you.

Here’s what it looks like, inside and out.


Toyota’s Technical Center partnered with the performance shop DG-Spec in Long Beach, California to come up with the Sienna R-Tuned.

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The minivan got a completely overhauled performance suspension and body modifications that put it lower to the ground.

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Along with 18-inch Enkei wheels —in front of upgraded brakes.

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It also doesn’t look very kid-friendly inside, since the normal seats were replaced by Corbeau racing seats.

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There’s also a roll cage in the back.

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They also removed basically everything from the van to reduce the weight.

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There wasn’t a ton of work done on the engine, though. Just a 3″ cat-back exhaust and cold air intake are the most apparent upgrades.

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But the look of it definitely earns this nickname.

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And the concept can hold its own on the track with a Chevy Camaro.


Here are the full specs.

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