By Jay Casteel
Toyota surprised attendees at SEMA 2014 this week with this Sleeper Camry body that houses a 850 hp dragster underneath.
The build team extracted the outer shell of a 2015 Camry and mated it to a full tube-frame chassis. Underneath the shell is nothing but brute force. A Toyota Tundra was tapped for its 5.7-liter 3UR-FE V8 engine, transmission, rear axle and electronics. The engine is blown with a TRD supercharger and also features a wet nitrous system. The power is expected to push the Sleeper Camry to a blistering 9.80-second quarter-mile time.
If you’re in Las Vegas, the Sleeper Camry can be seen atthe Toyota display booth (#24700) at the 2014 SEMA Show from November 4-7. After the SEMA Show it will tour the country at select NHRA races.