2018 Toyota C-HR R-Tuned driving on test track

Racing-Inspired C-HR R-Tuned Makes Appearance at SEMA 2017

Toyota C-HR R-Tuned at SEMA 2017 

These past few months have been busy for Toyota, as the manufacturer has been showcasing its latest vehicles and technologies at recent auto shows. With SEMA and the Los Angeles Auto Show recently taking place, there is definitely a lot to talk about. At this year’s SEMA event, Toyota showed off the newest iteration of their new C-HR model. Let’s take a closer look at the Toyota C-HR R-Tuned at SEMA 2017.  

blue 2018 Toyota C-HR R-Tuned parked on trackWhat is the Toyota C-HR R-Tuned? 

Earlier this year, Toyota released the first ever 2018 Toyota C-HR. At this year’s SEMA event, the manufacturer took cues from impressive race vehicles with its introduction of the C-HR R-Tuned. While this SUV model keeps the standard C-HR’s 4-cylinder engine and front-wheel drive design, Toyota completely swapped in a custom Toyota turbo engine and manual transmission. With this new layout, the Toyota C-HR R-Tuned is able to hit approximately 600 horsepower, offer aerodynamics that produce 300 lbs of downforce, 1.2g of braking force and 1.7g of lateral acceleration. When tested on the Willow Springs International Raceway track in California, the impressive C-HR R-Tuned was able to provide faster lap times than vehicles such as the McLaren 650S Spyder, 911 GT3 RS and Nismo GT-R.  

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Toyota also introduced a new package for the C-HR called the C-HR Beat Box. Looking to bring you closer to your favorite tunes, this package uses touch points found inside the SUV to allow passengers to make their own custom drum beats as custom mood lighting also reacts to the beat of the song.  

If you would like to learn more about what was shown on the Toyota C-HR R-Tuned at SEMA 2017 or about the standard C-HR model, be sure to contact us at Apple Valley Toyota. You can also test drive the new C-HR today by visiting our dealership.