Who lives in a Highlander at SEMA? SpongeBob SquarePants!by Drew Johnson
Toyota has unveiled a rather unique Highlander at the SEMA Show in Las Vegas.
Toyota has teamed with Nickelodeon and the stars of Animal Planet's "Tanked” to create 2014 SpongeBob Highlander: Tanked Edition. The SpongeBob-themed rolling aquarium debuted earlier today at the SEMA Show in Las Vegas.
Using the 2014 Highlander as a base, "Tanked” co-stars Wayde King and Brett Raymer designed a one-off 800 gallon fish tank that fits seamlessly in the SUV's rear quarters. The tank features 115 individual fish from 32 species, including starfish, squirrelfish, Fiji foxface, flame angel, clownfish and pilot fish.
In order to keep the saltwater clean, the Highlander's engine has been replaced with a custom-built filtration system.
"Brett and I love the challenge of designing aquariums in every shape and size and welcomed the opportunity to bring living art like this to SEMA,” King said. "The teams at Toyota and Nickelodeon gave us great platforms in the Highlander and SpongeBob SquarePants to create something fun and inspiring for fans.”
For those interested in learning more about the SpongeBob Highlander: Tanked Edition build, the "Tanked” episode featuring the project is scheduled to air in March.