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What is TRD (Toyota Racing Development)?


What is TRD (Toyota Racing Development)?

If you are a fan of Toyota cars, you may have heard of the term TRD, or Toyota Racing Development. But what exactly is TRD, and what does it do? In this blog post, we will explain what TRD is, how it started, what it offers, and why it matters for Toyota fans.

TRD is Toyota’s in-house tuning shop for all Toyota. TRD is responsible both for improving street cars for more performance and supporting Toyota’s racing interests around the world.

TRD has two main branches: TRD Japan and TRD USA. TRD Japan focuses on the Japanese domestic market and Asian markets, while TRD USA focuses on the North American market and other regions. Both branches work closely together to share technology and expertise.
TRD offers a range of products and services for Toyota customers, such as:
TRD parts: These are aftermarket parts that enhance the performance, handling, and appearance of Toyota vehicles. TRD parts include wheels, brakes, suspension, exhaust, intake, engine, body kits, and accessories.
TRD models: These are special editions of Toyota vehicles that come with factory-installed TRD parts and features. TRD models include the Camry TRD, the Avalon TRD, the Tacoma TRD, the Tundra TRD, the 4Runner TRD, the RAV4 TRD, the Supra TRD, and the GR Yaris TRD.
TRD Pro Series: These are the most extreme and off-road capable versions of Toyota vehicles, designed and built by TRD USA. TRD Pro Series vehicles are factory-tuned and tested to handle the toughest terrain and conditions. TRD Pro Series vehicles include the Tacoma TRD Pro, the Tundra TRD Pro, the 4Runner TRD Pro, and the Sequoia TRD Pro.
TRD racing: These are the racing teams and programs that compete in various motorsport disciplines, such as NASCAR, NHRA, IMSA, WRC, WEC, and Dakar Rally. TRD Racing provides technical support, engineering, and development for Toyota race cars and drivers.

How did TRD start?

TRD traces its roots back to 1954, when Toyota entered its first motorsport event, the Round Australia Rally. Since then, Toyota has been involved in various forms of racing, such as rally, endurance, touring, drag, and stock car racing.
In 1976, Toyota officially established TRD as a separate entity from its main company, to focus on its racing activities and performance parts. TRD Japan was based in Toyota City, while TRD USA was based in Costa Mesa, California.
TRD has achieved many successes and milestones in its history, such as:
  • Winning the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 2018 and 2019 with the TS050 Hybrid race car.
  • Winning the NASCAR Cup Series championship in 2015 and 2017 with Kyle Busch and Martin Truex Jr.
  • Winning the Dakar Rally in 2019 and 2020 with Nasser Al-Attiyah and the Hilux race truck.
  • Winning the WRC drivers’ and manufacturers’ titles in 1993 and 1994 with Juha Kankkunen and Didier Auriol and the Celica GT-Four.
  • Setting the production car lap record at the Nurburgring Nordschleife in 2019 with the GR Supra.

What does TRD offer?

TRD offers a variety of products and services for Toyota customers who want to enhance their driving experience and performance. Some of the benefits of choosing TRD are:
Quality: TRD parts and models are designed and engineered by TRD experts, who have extensive knowledge and experience in motorsport and performance tuning. TRD parts and models are tested and validated to meet the highest standards of quality and reliability.
Compatibility: TRD parts and models are made specifically for Toyota vehicles, ensuring a perfect fit and function. TRD parts and models also work seamlessly with the existing systems and features of the vehicles, such as safety, warranty, and emissions.
Variety: TRD offers a wide range of parts and models for different Toyota vehicles, catering to different needs and preferences of customers. Whether you want to improve your speed, handling, braking, or styling, TRD has something for you.
Fun: TRD parts and models are designed to make driving more enjoyable and exciting. TRD parts and models can enhance the performance, sound, and look of your vehicle, giving you more confidence and satisfaction behind the wheel.

Why does TRD matter?

TRD matters for Toyota fans because it represents the passion and spirit of Toyota’s racing heritage and performance culture. TRD is more than just a tuning shop or a racing division; it is a community of people who share the same love and appreciation for Toyota vehicles.
By choosing TRD, you are not only getting the best products and services for your vehicle, but you are also joining a family of like-minded drivers who value quality, performance, and fun. You are also supporting Toyota’s racing effort and innovations, which help to improve the future of mobility and society.
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