The SEMA Auto Show kicked off in Las Vegas this week to a multitude of custom designed cars. Among those was the Oakley Surf Tacoma, customized for surfers. SEMA, which is short for Specialty Equipment Market Association, is an aftermarket auto event that showcases OEM specials and custom designs.
Based on the 4×4 Toyota Tacoma, the Oakley Surf Tacoma received a number of enhancements by Smithbuilt to make the vehicle a perfect fit for surfers. Such enhancements include a GPS, space for surfboards, a barbecue grill, a cooler, and even a shower. At the show, Australian surfing pro Tom Whitaker was ready to answer questions and talk about the Oakley Surf Tacoma.
They also added a supercharger to give the Tacoma a horsepower of 304 and installed a Flowmaster exhaust. The suspension received a number of upgrades: an Icon Stage 3 lift kit, Billet top A arms, new leaf springs for height, and front coil-over system. The interior received upgrades of its own, including Wet Okole Hawaii custom-embroidered seat covers made out of wetsuit materials. The Tacoma also got an upgraded sound system from Kicker.
While you might not find surfers on the shores of Lake Erie, you have to admit that the ride is pretty awesome – especially that paint job. You can expect to see the Toyota Tacoma in Ohio, though. Starting at $16,365 with a 2.7 L 4-cylinder engine, 6 speed manual transmission and rear wheel drive, the Tacoma gets an EPA estimated gas mileage of 21 in the city and 25 on the highway. If you’re interested in test-driving the Tacoma, please don’t hesitate to stop your Penske Toyota dealerships.