This one goes to all to fans of military vehicle. What you see here is a one-of-the-kind Rapid Intervention Vehicle (R.I.V.) from UK’s off-road and rally car maker, Bowler, and it is now on the block.
The 2017 Bowler CSP Rapid Intervention Vehicle Concept, as it is known, was first revealed at the 2017 Defense and Security Equipment International and it was a vehicle built in collaboration with the UK Ministry of Defense.
This particular example features a Cross Sector Platform (CSP, Bowler’s versatile platform with modular subsystems and components) mated to a 300 horsepower V6 engine with 700 Nm (516 lb-ft) of torque.
Paired to a set of long travel independent suspension, and high and low range all-wheel-drive system, and a ZF 8HP gearbox, the 2017 Bowler CSP Rapid Intervention Vehicle Concept is ready to take on virtually any extreme terrain. Well, except there’s one problem. It is not road legal, which kind of explains why it has just 275 km (171 miles) on the odometer.
But it will be a good addition if you have a private estate, or for some weekend fun in the desert or beaten trails. In case you planning for those activities, you will be glad to know that it has a healthy payload rated at 2,000 kilograms (4,409 lbs) and it has independent seating for four grown person.
The 2017 Bowler CSP Rapid Intervention Vehicle Concept is going under the hammer from February 19-28 on an online-only auction by RM Sotheby’s. RM Sotheby’s expect this example to fetch between €75,000 and €100,000 (about US$91,316 to US$121,731).
Do note that EU offering will close tomorrow (February 26).
Images: RM Sotheby’s.