The Camry crossing the block with RK Motors Collector Car Auctionsis...a little different. If we tell you that it's more NASCAR than Nice-Car you'll probably get the idea. Designed as a collaboration between Toyota and RK Motors for SEMA in 2010, this particular Camry has a 5.9-liter TRD NASCAR V-8 under the hood.
If you thought Camrys were getting brisk these days with 268 horsepower, the 680-horse V-8 should be plenty. No slushbox here either, as the RK Camry uses a Tremec T-56 Magnum six-speed stick-shift. That's two speeds more than a bona-fide NASCAR and named after a gun, so you know it's gonna be good.
The car's coupe bodystyle is also a little more NASCAR than the regular four-door sedans, but if anything its red and white paint scheme and simple body kit downplay the power that lies within. Modified McPherson struts up front and Venza-modified multi-link rear suspension help keep you on the road, and mercifully all that power is sent to the correct wheels--those at the back.
Despite the madness up front, inside it's almost civilized--the Camry retains niceties like air-conditioning, power steering and a mix of leather and suede trim, and it's even street-legal--though RK Motors warns that it might not be emissions-compliant in all 50 states.
The car crosses the block on November 2 at round 1 pm. The anticipated sale price is "available upon request"--so we're guessing we can't afford it...