November 4, 2008 - Las Vegas, NV - The Ultimate NASCAR Fan Sienna Rampvan unveiled at the annual SEMA Show features the same extensive vehicle modifications found on other Sienna Rampvans providing outstanding wheelchair access, along with a host of new features ideal for the avid NASCAR fan.
Built by BraunAbility, the Sienna NASCAR Fan Rampvan is equipped with removable passenger seats with wheelchair tie-down points for up to three wheelchairs, a fully lowered floor, foldout ramp and an innovative "kneeling" rear suspension, all designed to provide unparalleled access for wheelchair and scooter users.
"The Ultimate NASCAR Fan Sienna Rampvan was developed to help increase awareness of this unique conversion, and to remind us that NASCAR fans and people in general come in all shapes, sizes and abilities," said Bob Swaim, national manager for Mobility, Regulatory Compliance & People at Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A., Inc. "We and BraunAbility intend to display the vehicle during the 2009 NASCAR season and then donate it to someone who can put it to good use."
The floor of the van has been lowered by 11-inches, decreasing the ramp angle and allowing for deployment onto curbs, making it easier to enter and exit the vehicle and increasing interior headroom. The 30-inch-wide power ramp has three conveniently located control switches, emergency door-ramp release and anti-skid ramp coating. Full ramp extension requires only five seconds after the power sliding side door is fully open.
The Ultimate NASCAR Fan Sienna Rampvan features the same distinctive red and black paint scheme and racing-style decals as the No. 38 Toyota Camry campaigned in the NASCAR Nationwide Series by Braun Racing. Driven by Jason Leffler of Long Beach, Calif., the team gave the Camry its historic first NASCAR victory by winning the Nationwide Series race in July 2007 at O'Reilly Raceway Park in Indianapolis.
Helping to provide the NASCAR "look" is a custom grill, air dam and simulated hood pins. Roofline air deflectors – mandatory on Nationwide race cars, replace the roof rack and there's even a custom cut window net, another must for the track. The exterior is capped off by a Toyota Accessory rear spoiler and TRD Exhaust Tip.
The interior is highlighted by custom Katzkin seating in black and white leather with red suede upholstery, with matching door inserts and a custom Permobil wheelchair. Carbon Fiber by Superior Dash is used for the instrument panel, door trim and steering wheel. A DVD entertainment system is included with JBL audio and subwoofer and Sirius XM Satellite Radio, for the latest in NASCAR information.
The Sienna also has been fitted with TRD 19 inch wheels, paired with Yokohama ADVAN S.4 245/45R19 98Y performance tires. TRD custom brakes feature larger front rotors with 4-piston calipers and cross-drilled rear rotors with 2-piston calipers. Braided stainless steel brake lines are used throughout. Other hardware racing touches include a TRD oil filler cap and custom painted engine cover.
Any NASCAR fan knows the ultimate experience is not complete without everything needed for a tailgate and the Sienna Rampvan comes loaded with Colemen equipment including a Roadtrip Grill, cooler, cordless blender and canvas chairs.
More information on the Sienna Rampvan is available at 1-800-THE-LIFT or visit www.braunability.com to locate your nearest dealer. Toyota supports new Sienna Rampvan customers by offering a $1,000 mobility assistance reimbursement. For more details, visit www.toyota.com/mobility.
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