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Toyota Hilux Bruiser is a full-size Tamiya model for grownups

It's only a one-off, so I wouldn't get excited about scooping one up.

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The Toyota Hilux Bruiser is a full-size version of the Tamiya model of old.

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The truck was lifted and fitted with 35-inch tires to make it look like the scale model.

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The suspension was upgraded, new gears were installed in the differential and the wheel arches were flared.

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The truck's livery was recreated from the Tamiya model.

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There's a (fake) on-off switch in the bed, body clips, skid plates, tube bumpers and even a giant antenna on the roof. 

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It's fully drivable, using the Hilux's stock 148-horsepower diesel I4 mated to a six-speed manual transmission and all-wheel drive. 

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Toyota will use the vehicle for marketing purposes around the UK.

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Sadly, this is just a one-off, so you won't be able to pick one up to match your Tamiya model. 

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