This year, Toyota introduced the Tundra Capstone model, which is now sitting at the very top of the pickup truck’s model range. The TRD Pro is no longer the top dog, as the Capstone stripped it of that title. And while a ‘regular’ Capstone starts at around $75,000, the one with VIN #001 just sold at auction for a whopping $700,000.
The Capstone model definitely opens up a new page in the history of the Toyota Tundra but that’s still not a good enough reason for netting such a huge price tag. And in normal conditions, nobody would pay that much but in this case, the first Capstone model ever made went under the hammer for a charity, all the money going to the Toyota US Paralympic Fund that benefits athletes with disabilities.
As for what makes any Capstone a special, top of the line model, we’ll mention some of the perks you can get if you order one. For starters, the Capstone is only available with the twin-turbocharged 3.4-liter V-6 iForce MAX hybrid engine, which delivers 437 horsepower and 583 pound-feet of torque. It also has adjustable dampers as well as the Tundra’s innovative rear air springs, which can raise or lower the bed.
As standard, you get 22″ wheels on the Capstone along with a color-matched grille surround up front and the ‘Tundra’ name on the tailgate, done in chrome. Inside the cabin you’ll find a black and white leather interior with walnut trim and an illuminated Capstone logo integrated into the dashboard.
The interior is also fully equipped with all of Tundra’s technological amenities. A new 14-inch touchscreen with wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, a 12.3 digital gauge cluster, a 10-inch color head-up display, and a JBL sound system are all part of the package. The Capstone is the only car with a panoramic sunroof and acoustic glass on the front doors out of the model range.