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Toyota C-HR R-Tuned lodges ‘world’s fastest crossover’ claim

World’s fastest crossover has been revealed at the SEMA Show in Las Vegas, Toyota C-HR R-Tuned offers 600bhp and trick suspension

Toyota has revealed what it calls the “world’s fastest crossover” at the SEMA Show in Las Vegas. Called the C-HR R-Tuned, the souped-up SUV gets a 600bhp 2.4-litre four-cylinder engine, Brembo brakes and special suspension.

A surprise debut at SEMA, the R-Tuned C-HR is said to have outguned exotic muscle from the likes of McLaren and Porsche – by posting the fifth fastest lap ever, of the 2.5-mile Willow Springs International Raceway in California. No official time has been revealed. 

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The R-Tuned crossover follows in the footsteps of the Sienna R-Tuned MPV, which featured at the 2015 SEMA Show. Toyota North America spokesman Steve Curtis said: “[Sienna] redefined the perception of what a family minivan could become with a bit of racing inspiration. With the C-HR R-Tuned, we took it to another level entirely.” 

Powered by a 2.4-litre four-cylinder engine mated to a five-speed manual gearbox, the C-HR R-Tuned also gets a DG-spec Garrett turbo to produce its eye-watering power and torque figures. All that grunt is sent to the front wheels, with the benefit of an OS Giken limited-slip differential.

Brembo racing brakes also feature, covered by 18-inch wheels and Toyo Proxes RR tyres. The imposing front bumper, splitter and rear wing are said to develop over 130kg of downforce at “triple-digit speeds”.

Inside, the interior has been stripped, with no rear seats and new carbon fibre detailing. Toyota insists the C-HR R-Tuned is not all show and no go – and has been to the track “every month” since the project started late last year.

The C-HR sat among 18 Toyota models at the SEMA Show, which runs until Friday 3 November.

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