By Drew Johnson
Thursday, Apr 10th, 2008 @ 6:28 pm
 
Ivan Stewart Enterprises has announced that it will offer a special Ivan "Ironman" Stewart edition of the Toyota Tundra full-size pickup truck exclusively through Toyota dealerships this spring. Stewart is no stranger to Toyota trucks as the famed Baja racer has won the Baja 500 a record 17 times behind the wheel of a Toyota truck.

Because the special edition truck will have strong ties to the Baja race, Toyota has given it a bolder look than the standard issue Tundra. While details still remain fairly scarce, the new truck will feature a set of unique alloys wrapped in off-road ready rubber. A tuned exhaust and special badges will also be part of the package, as will a carbon fiber and billet shifter knob that is actually formed in the shape of Stewart's grip.

Despite the changes to make the Tundra look tougher, its 5.7L V8 is expected to remain unchanged.

With Ford developing its own Baja truck -- the Raptor F-150 -- it appears as though the specialty off-road truck market could be just heating up.