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Toyota Hilux conquers Antarctica on jet fuel!!!!

Postby badart » April 2nd, 2012, 10:39 pm

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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Re: Toyota Hilux conquers Antarctica on jet fuel!!!!

Postby sliderz1 » April 3rd, 2012, 1:05 am

that 6x6 tek win!

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Re: Toyota Hilux conquers Antarctica on jet fuel!!!!

Postby venum » April 3rd, 2012, 12:45 pm

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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Re: Toyota Hilux conquers Antarctica on jet fuel!!!!

Postby cctvcaribbean » April 3rd, 2012, 1:57 pm

Damn!!!!


Damn

damn!!!!! love it!

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Re: Toyota Hilux conquers Antarctica on jet fuel!!!!

Postby lighthammer » April 4th, 2012, 12:49 am

dem hilux could fit in pricesmart carpark???

I dont' think so!!

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Toyota Hilux conquers Antarctica on jet fuel!!!!

Postby civic minded » April 4th, 2012, 5:39 am

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

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Re: Toyota Hilux conquers Antarctica on jet fuel!!!!

Postby lighthammer » April 4th, 2012, 10:08 am

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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Re: Toyota Hilux conquers Antarctica on jet fuel!!!!

Postby black start » April 23rd, 2012, 2:04 pm

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Re: Toyota Hilux conquers Antarctica on jet fuel!!!!

Postby badart » May 24th, 2012, 11:10 pm

6X6 in action!


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Re: Toyota Hilux conquers Antarctica on jet fuel!!!!

Postby lighthammer » May 24th, 2012, 11:46 pm

nice lil toyotas there....

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Re: Toyota Hilux conquers Antarctica on jet fuel!!!!

Postby kual » June 21st, 2012, 3:43 pm

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

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Re: Toyota Hilux conquers Antarctica on jet fuel!!!!

Postby MonsterPower » June 21st, 2012, 8:43 pm

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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Re: Toyota Hilux conquers Antarctica on jet fuel!!!!

Postby Havoc » June 21st, 2012, 9:42 pm

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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Re: Toyota Hilux conquers Antarctica on jet fuel!!!!

Postby Porn Star » June 27th, 2012, 12:59 pm

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

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Re: Toyota Hilux conquers Antarctica on jet fuel!!!!

Postby Porn Star » June 27th, 2012, 1:14 pm

http://arctictrucks.is/Pages/1320

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

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