The one who is able to scraping along the cold in Antarctica is really incredible. And the Toyota’s invincible Hilux pickups are indeed really familiar with the Arctic weather. Now the Hilux flocks are ready in the Arctic to support vehicles for the ski races structured by Extreme World Races. Toyota brings three of the Hilux models to join the events. Two of the three vehicles are the 6×6 models that is claimed to be able to reach 5,900 miles, the furthest distant can be reached by any vehicle in its type.
Nearly four months from November 2011 to February 2012 were spent by the double trans- continental crossing to complete as 10 Hilux models were employed as support cars to provide fuel depots and weather stations as well as providing support to both scientist and ski competitors.
The Hilux doublecabs completed the expedition running on Jet A-1 fuel to handle the extreme temperatures as low as -50°C and cruel terrain rising to more than 3,400 m. in addition the special expertise of Icelandic conversion specialists Arctic Trucks also toke part in the event.
Some alterations also had been made in order to function in the Arctic, including fitting a crane to lift heavy equipment and a 280-liter fuel tank – 800 liters for the six-wheel models, strengthening the suspension and drivetrain, adding the crawler gears into the transmission, and filling the extra large tires to around 2.0 and 3.0 psi. Therefore, the Hilux has a larger footprint by 17 times over the regular tires.
Not but not least, the pickups did not even find a single technical problem although it utilized the standard 3.0 liter D- 4D engines and transmission.
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