How quick is a supercharged Toyota Tundra? We drag race two Tundras with TRD supercharged 5.7L V8s. The red truck is a 2007 extended cab 4×4 with some big off-road tires. The blue truck is a 2014 extended cab 4×4 with stock wheels and tires. Which will be faster? Can either of these trucks go under 6 seconds to 60 MPH at a mile above sea level? Can either of these trucks touch 14.0 second quarter mile time? We are here to answer all of these questions and also have a lot of fun.
A stock Toyota 5.7L iForce V8 is rated at 381 hp and 401 lb-ft in a Tundra. This Toyota Racing Development (TRD) supercharger boosts power to approximately 505 hp and 550 lb-ft. This is a very healthy increase in power. Toyota is no longer offering this supercharger, but one could be installed at the dealership through 2015. We do not know exactly why Toyota discontinued it, but it may have something to do with long-term reliability.
Naturally, you can still purchase and install an aftermarket supercharger for your new Tundra, it just won’t have the TRD name behind it.
The supercharged Tundra offers effortless acceleration at any speed, but launching the truck on the drag strip is not that simple. We met up with Amy and Ben at the racetrack to see who is quicker. We ran many time in both 4WD and 2WD to see which gives the best acceleration and time. 4WD launch was a little better, but the big off-road tires on the red truck seemed to slow it down at the top end.
Join the fun in the video below for all of the 0-60 MPH and 1/4-mile times.