Gymkhana in a 5,300+ Pound Toyota Land CruiserJune 3rd, 2014
We’re not sure what sort of point Toyota was trying to make by putting this Land Cruiser 200 through its paces on an obstacle course a la Ken Block’s Gymkhana. Drifting through corners and hooning over jumps isn’t really what the 200’s target market is looking for in the giant SUV that comes in easily over 5,300 pounds.
The Land Cruiser surely isn’t known for its performance driving characteristics at any rate. But this snorkel-equipped model seems to perform admirably over the course. With the decided lack of body roll and all the aftermarket tuning decals plastered on the car, our guess is that the suspension, at least, was heavily modified for this run.