The latest version of the Toyota Tundra features a cutting-edge twin-turbocharged 3.5 V-6 engine, which can be obtained either on its own or in combination with a hybrid system. Turbocharged engines are well-known for their versatility, and Toyota is enthusiastic about becoming part of the group of manufacturers that provide performance upgrades for the Tundra’s powertrain.
At the 2023 SEMA show this week, Toyota unveiled the TRD Performance Package, a specially crafted offering aimed at injecting an additional 32 hp into the Tundra’s V-6. This results in a power boost to 421 hp for the standard powertrain and 469 hp for the hybrid variant. Peak torque delivery has also been improved and arrives approximately 400 rpm earlier for both powertrain configurations.
To achieve this augmented performance, Toyota’s TRD performance division’s engineers have incorporated a high-flow intake system, a high-flow cat-back exhaust with a distinctive tip design, adjusted the engine management system to accommodate the enhanced air intake, and fine-tuned the throttle response.
This upgrade is slated for release in early 2024 at a cost of $3,400. Initially, it will be exclusively offered as a factory-installed option for new Tundras, but Toyota is actively exploring options to make it available as a retrofit that can be installed by dealers. Furthermore, Toyota is contemplating extending this enhancement to other vehicles equipped with the twin-turbo 3.5-liter V-6 engine.