Toyota Tundra Tow Truck Infographic

Gary S. Vasilash

You’ve probably seen the TV commercial of the Toyota Tundra pickup truck towing the Space Shuttle Endeavour over the 405 Freeway Manchester Boulevard Bridge on its way to the California Science Center.

Tundra Endeavour 2

Clearly, this was a clever way to show what the Tundra can do with the towing package that’s available on both the 4x2 and 4x4 versions of the standard truck.

The specific truck is a stock 2012 Tundra CrewMax 4x4 with a 381-hp, 5.7-liter V8. The truck was built at Toyota Motor Manufacturing, Texas, in San Antonio.

As though tradesmen everywhere have retired rocket ships that they’re moving from one place to another. . . .

Anyway, this infographic is actually rather interesting.

Tundra Endeavour 1

The last flight of STS-134 was May 16 to June 1, 2011.

And now it is parked in LA.  Sort of like a lot of cars probably are right now on the 405.