KAILUA KONA, HAWAII — Toyota Motor Corp. attempts to legitimize its position in the automotive industry's most steadfast segment by finally wedging a V-8 under the hood of its latest offering, the Tundra full-size pickup truck. It's a most convincing attempt. The biggest story with the Tundra, of course, not only is its V-8, but the fact that it's the first Toyota pickup to cradle a V-8 — ever. And it's an engine that doesn't want for power. The optional iron blocked, aluminum headed ...
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