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badart
PostPosted: Mon Apr 02, 2012 10:39 pm 
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We’ve been getting up to mischief again with our Hilux… And this time, the legendary Toyota pick-up has set a new world record!

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Unsurprisingly, the latest effort shows Hilux continuing to push the boundaries of extreme endurance, with a unique polar journey.

Hilux completed a record Antarctic excursion of more than 5,900 miles, further than any vehicle of its type has managed before. The feat, achieved as part of the longest distance expedition in polar history, adds to Hilux’s achievements of reaching both Magnetic North and South Poles.

True to Toyota’s reputation for toughness, the trucks completed the journey without a single technical hitch.

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Three Hilux - including two six-wheeled “6×6″ models - completed the expedition, running on Jet A-1 fuel to cope with the extreme cold. Each clocked up almost 6,000 miles over four months from November 2011 to February this year.

Remarkably, the vehicles used in the double trans-continental crossing organised by Extreme World Races used standard 3.0-litre D-4D engines and transmissions. But to meet the demands of temperatures as low as -50°C and harsh terrain rising to above 3,400m the vehicles were specially engineered by Icelandic conversion specialists Arctic Trucks - the team behind the iconic ‘Polar Hilux‘.

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Modifications to the vehicles included fitting a crane to lift heavy equipment and a 280-litre fuel tank, or 800 litres in the case of the six-wheel models! The suspension and drivetrain were strengthened, crawler gears were added to the transmission, and the extra large tyres were filled to between 2.0 and 3.0psi (compared to 29.0psi for regular road-going Hilux), giving a ‘footprint’ 17 times larger than standard tyres!

In all, 10 Hilux were deployed by the expedition team, which trusted in the Toyotas to meet the demands of setting up a fuel depot and weather station and providing essential support to scientists and competitors in a ski race.

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What’s next for the intrepid Hilux? Well, it looks like the Top Gear team have some ideas…

http://blog.toyota.co.uk/toyota-hilux-conquers-antarctica-on-jet-fuel


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sliderz1
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that 6x6 tek win!


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venum
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badart wrote:
Modifications to the vehicles included fitting a crane to lift heavy equipment and a 280-litre fuel tank, or 800 litres in the case of the six-wheel models! The suspension and drivetrain were strengthened, crawler gears were added to the transmission, and the extra large tyres were filled to between 2.0 and 3.0psi (compared to 29.0psi for regular road-going Hilux), giving a ‘footprint’ 17 times larger than standard tyres!


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Damn!!!!


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damn!!!!! love it!


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lighthammer
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dem hilux could fit in pricesmart carpark???

I dont' think so!!


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Wow , wonder if topgear will do one now exploring the south pole


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lighthammer
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lol when i read the title of this post, I thought they flew the hiluxes to the north pole... using jetfuel for de plane!!


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badart
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6X6 in action!



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lighthammer
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nice lil toyotas there....


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kual
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wonders whats the cost of one of these? need to get one ASAP.


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MonsterPower
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Ok correct me if i am wrong (i am certain on this) but jet fuel is kerosene ! Just plain ole kero with some additives


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Havoc
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correct is rite.....because of the extremely low temps they just used plain ole kero wit lubricity enhancers to protect their fuel systems


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WOW. How can I get a hilux to look like that?


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Me want !!!!!!!!!!!!!!


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