It seems Toyota has acknowledged consumer demands and produced a rear-wheel drive high performance version of the Camry – with a twist.
Alas this Camry-sourced drag car, which can reach speeds of up to 354km/h and covers the 0-100km/h sprint in under a second has little in common with the roadgoing car of the same name.
The Camry drag car is the quickest in its class in Australia and will tackle the quarter-mile in less than 6.5 seconds thanks to its 3.2-litre 1342kW inline six-cylinder Toyota 2JZ turbocharged engine.
Queensland-based driver Tony Wedlock admits he is overawed by the performance of the Camry.
He describes it as an “absolute animal of a car” – not a phrase one often hears from Camry drivers.
Now if they could only make it street legal…