This Turbo LSX Nitrous Powered Toyota Hilux Is a Monster!

Posted by: Jeremy Patterson on 11/17/2021

The hooligans at Hoonigan have done it again. These guys have found another ride that has the most amazing story and an animated driver to tell it. Josh from Vague Industries has built one of the most ridiculous trucks I’ve personally ever seen, and honestly, I’m just mad as I can be that I don’t have the vision or creativity to come up with something like this on my own.

Josh has built a Toyota Hilux pickup, only if you didn’t know that’s what it was, few people would have any idea what this build was when it started because there’s really not much left of the stock platform, at least not that is visible to the naked eye. Josh actually built the truck on a three month long road trip, traveling across the country – literally driving 3000 miles from New Hampshire to California – as he built the truck into the project you see before you.

Under, and sticking through, the hood is a boosted 5.3 liter LS powerplant with a 100 shot of nitrous to cool the incoming air. While the truck only ran 13.2’s in the quarter mile at Tucson, it should have the power to go quite a bit quicker, perhaps if he can score some better tires. The body mods were all done by Josh himself, serving as a sort of evolving classroom, since he’d never done any sheetmetal shaping before. There’s no denying it’s over the top, but there’s a certain appeal to the super-wide body look and the custom front air dam is nothing short of epic, even if it is held on by c-clamps.

As in mandatory for any visit to Hoonigan headquarters, Josh fired the truck up for some donuts in the back yard. As the guys point out toward the end of the video, Josh needs to run a filter on that turbo, as it seems to have a hard time spinning when the truck is idling. However, once he rolls into the throttle, there’s more than enough power to sling the rear end around a while, even if he does just bump into one of the containers that create the barriers around the burnout pit. After the smoke show, the video ends with a hearty “That’s a wrap” from Josh, who is continuing on from here to join Roadkill’s $3K Hooptie challenge.