The master of understatement، Edwards said that at 225 mph، “the thing was wandering a little bit.” We can only imagine. To help counter that، Toyota lowered the truck to reduce the turbulent air passing underneath. It also narrowed the suspension geometry 3 inches to accommodate some wide Michelin Pilot Super Sport tires.
Edwards made his record attempt at the Mojave Air and Space Port in Mojave، California. Besides being one of the few places in the States where supersonic flight is allowed، Mojave has a 2.5-mile paved runway. Edwards went 211 mph on his first run but found himself without enough pavement to slow the big SUV. The solution was more boost، of course. TMC turned it up، and his next run produced the 230-mph record.
We tip our hats to Toyota for this bonkers project -- gotta love the sense of humor. If Toyota put this crazy، wonderful monster into production، we vow to never call the company dull again.