Toyota Thailand often displays modified versions of the popular Hilux pickup at the Bangkok International Motor Show (BIMS). Last year, the automaker showcased the Revo Z Black Mamba, based on one of Thailand's newest Hilux variants at the time. At the 41st BIMS this year, the automaker has another modified pickup for showgoers to enjoy – the Hilux Revo Racing Mania.
The Hilux Revo Racing Mania is based on the newly updated Hilux which debuted earlier this year. Similar to the Revo Z Black Mamba, it was built by the same guys over in Thailand – PSP Shop. As it is based on the current Hilux, it features the updated bumper and grill, Interestingly, it doesn't get the sharper-looking projector headlights.
PSP Shop did a host of modifications to the Hilux, with the most obvious being the color. The Racing Mania has been wrapped in a loud yellow color which helps make the carbon fiber hood and tailgate stand out. A front lip, over fenders, and side skirts makes the Hilux look meaner. While most pickup trucks go up, this Hilux has been slammed closer to the ground. Cosmis Racing wheels have been fitted to give it a proper stance.
Inside, the Revo Racing Mania has been modified as well. Gone are the factory seats and in their place are PSP Shop's carbon fiber buckets. Not the most comfortable seat, but certainly helps to shed weight. The big bulky steering wheel has been replaced with a sportier PSP model. Interestingly, PSP Shop even went as far as replacing the shift knob with a titanium unit...even though it is automatic.
At the moment, there are no details on whether the engine has been modified. But knowing Thailand's wild pickup truck scene, we wouldn't be surprised if it has been tweaked as well.
The Hilux Revo Racing Mania may not be everyone's cup of tea, considering it is a pickup. But, we certainly think it looks good especially once it hits the racetracks in Thailand. Yes, they do pickup truck racing over there.