“Craig Stanton said, ‘No matter what, keep your foot in it, and we got 230 mph,’ ” Edwards explained after the run.
BUY TICKETS: See the races at Kansas When a winning Rolex Grand-Am Sports Car Series and American Le Mans Series driver tells Carl Edwards he just did something “crazy,” that carries some weight.
We drove an SUV over 230 mph.
Craig Stanton, a champion road racer and regular test driver for Toyota Racing Development, and Edwards got a Toyota Land Cruiser (heavily modified, of course) up above 230 mph at the Mojave Air and Space Port in California.
Edwards gives credit to his driving partner after joking before the test run that he really didn’t ask Stanton enough questions before agreeing to the driving task.
Toyota has built a Land Cruiser SUV capable of a record-breaking 230mph
A Toyota Land Cruiser just broke the SUV top speed record by hitting an astonishing 230.02mph.
The Land Speed Cruiser sits low to the ground, while its frame was narrowed by three inches to accommodate wider tyres.
Chuck Wade, manager of the Toyota Motorsport Technical Centre (MTC) where the “Land Speed Cruiser” was built, said: “The World’s Fastest SUV record was at 211 mph.
View photos (Toyota) More One of the most complex parts of the build was improving the vehicle’s aerodynamics so that it remained stable at high speeds.
The unique off-roader set the record on the two-and-a-half-mile runway at the Mojave Air and Space Port in the Californian desert, beating the previous record set by the Brabus Bi-Turbo V12 GLK by 19mph.
according to Toyota has set the record for the world’s fastest SUV as a modified Land Cruiser hit speeds of 230 miles per hour (370km/h).
Dubbed the ‘Land Speed Cruiser’ by the daredevil team, the SUV underwent a myriad of modifications to get it up to pace.
It took former NASCAR driver Carl Edwards just two attempts to break the SUV land speed record.
It took driver Carl Edwards just two attempts to break the SUV land speed record.
Scroll down for videoToyota has set the record for the world’s fastest SUV as a modified Land Cruiser (pictured) hit speeds of 230 miles per hour (370kph).