LifeTime Fitness teamed up with Team Toyota triathletes Sarah Haskins, Andy Potts and Hunter Kemper to build a 2013 RAV4 that helps get you ready and soothe your pain after the race.
Featuring a built in bike rack, fridge, blender, training software and -seriously- a hit water shower and spin clothes dryer. And for the athlete, Shiatsu massage seats let you start the recovery process well before you get home.
Ignoring the logos, the vehicle looks pretty boss on the outside. A custom roof rack keeps two bikes secure, yet easily accessible by pushing them right to the edge. A central cargo box makes up for the reduced interior space that comes from all the customizations.
The vehicle was put together by The Motorsports Technical Center in Torrance, CA, and will be on display at the SEMA Show in Las Vegas Nov. 5-8. But you can get a look now, just drove past the break…
In the rear seat, a refrigerator holds recovery drinks (or any other beverage) with a Blendtec blender and cupboard full of snacks. There’s even a wireless Bluetooth speaker for taking music with you to the warm up station.
Pop the rear hatch and you access a wetsuit hanger with floor drainage, the clothes dryer…
…and a pop-out work stand. What a triathlete will do with that is unknown, but it’s a good spot for hanging the bike until it’s time to roll.
Up front, an integrated iPad lets you download and review training data. Or just play Angry Birds.
Toyota’s reps told us initially, the vehicle will roll around to various events to support the athletes. There’s only one, and there are no current plans for this thing to show up in dealer showrooms. Unless, that is, the response is overwhelming.