At this year’s SEMA event in Las Vegas–where a slew of companies show off their latest and greatest specialty products–Toyota definitely took its slogan (“Let’s Go Places”) to heart. Not only did the brand introduce the 2019 Corolla Hatchback along with three new TRD Pro trucks, but it put a full slate of heritage Supras on display, along with a fifth-generation Supra race car and a Supra GTE concept car, among other things. However, the biggest conversation-starter of them all was the pizza-making Tundra PIE Pro, i.e. a hydrogen fuel cell-powered truck that makes pizza on the go using robotic arms. More on that in a moment.
Toyota is no stranger to the world of professional motorsport, and the brand paid tribute to its own racing legacy at SEMA 2018. Specifically, the automaker presented the Supra GTE, a racing concept car first introduced at the Geneva International Motor Show earlier this year. Parked adjacent to that was next year’s NASCAR Xfinity Series Supra, which touts a stunning, speedway-ready design. Also featured at SEMA was actor Kevin Costner’s impressive custom Tundra, as well as off-road champion Ivan “Ironman” Stewart’s Baja race truck. That was all joined by two custom Corollas, a Formula Drift Corolla, the new Corolla Hatchback, and the new 2019 TRD Pro Series trucks, consisting of a Tacoma, Tundra, and 4Runner.
We know what you’re thinking: did you say something about a truck that makes pizzas on the go? Indeed, we did, and it’s even crazier than it sounds. Powered by a Toyota Mirai hydrogen fuel-cell powertrain, the truck hosts an entire bed-mounted kitchen, where robotic arms bake, cut, box, and deliver a pizza, all while leaving virtually no carbon footprint behind. Consider it the future of automaking and pizza delivery alike. We’re getting hungry just thinking about it.