Following on from the sales success of the Camry XSE, Toyota Racing Development (TRD) are releasing a track tuned 301 horsepower version of the Camry. The exterior changes include matte-black 19 x 8.5-inch alloy wheels wrapped with Bridgestone Potenza 235/40R19 tyres and a new TRD body kit. The front bumper features a unique gloss black front grille with sport mesh insert and black exterior badging, whilst the whole car has received a gloss black lower lip kit with side skirts. Polished stainless steel exhaust tips highlight the rear with a TRD wing completing the new look. Colour options comprise of the two-toned Supersonic Red, Windchill Pearl and Celestial Silver Metallic, as well as Midnight Black Metallic.
The Toyota Camry TRD is powered by a 3.5L DOHC V6 that is good for 300 PS (221 kW) and thanks to the new free breathing cat-back dual exhaust, sounds the part as well. The 8-speed automatic transmission has a sport mode and paddle shifters. The Camry TRD went through extensive testing at Toyota Arizona Proving Ground, TMC Higashi-Fuij Proving Ground, and MotorSport Ranch in Texas. This has resulted in stiffer coil springs and front/rear sway bars, helping to increase roll stiffness of 44% in the front and 67% in the rear. A specially tuned set of TRD dampers have also been added to compliment the spring changes.