we can’t say if the Der Ziesel Sport Vehicle is specifically designed for disabled people, but it will sure add some off-road excitement for these folks. after all, being wheelchair bound doesn’t mean they have to limit their way of life as far as adrenalin thrill is concerned. in any case, the Der Ziesel is a tracked ATV which i am sure any off-road, thrill-seeking enthusiasts will come to love too. made by Austria-based Mattro Mobility Revolutions, the Der Ziesel Sport Vehicle is available in three power levels and a host of options to suit individual needs and budgets.

Der Ziesel Sport Vehicle

the lineup kicks off with the Ziesel 63 with 6.3 kWh lithium-ion battery and packing a 16 hp peak electric motor, followed by a mid-ranger, known as Ziesel 79, with 7.9 kWh battery and a 18.7 hp motor, and finally, there’s the Ziesel Pro which offers 24 peak horsepower juiced by a 10.8 kWh battery pack. depending on the model, the top speed can be as high as 35 km/h (21.7 mph). the Ziesel puts out over 369 lb-ft (500 Nm) of torque, which together with the all-season wide rubber tracks, enables it to tear across multitude of terrains including snow, sand, stone, mud, grass – you name it. in short, seasons are not going stop this single-seat, tracked monster from doing its thing.

Der Ziesel Sport Vehicle

the onboard electric motors drives the two oversized delta tracks, while a joystick provides vehicular control. while this tracked beast may look pretty tall, Mattro said it is actually capable of conquering up to 60 percent gradient in any direction. digging further into the design, you will find a double-suspension arm chassis that offers a balanced between comfort and handling and further, it has a tubular steel frame construction with rollover bar, plus a four-point harness and sport bucket seat for added safety. though essentially designed as a barrier-free sport vehicle, with outdoor action in mind, the Ziesel is equally suited as a workhorse by hooking it up with the appropriate trailers for hauling gears across snow covered plains or even collection of harvest.

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Der Ziesel Sport Vehicle

as fun as it sounds, the Ziesel is accompanied by a pretty hefty price tag. the base Ziesel 63 cost a cool €19,980, the Ziesel 79 starts at €21,710 and the Pro model will run you back at €23,890 and up. based on the current going rate, that’s around US$26,800 and up. price is one hurdle, availability is another as there is no known distributors outside of Europe for now. then again, i am sure with some talks, anyone can make it happen – the question is how much are you willing to drop for one of these. click past the fold for a few more look and a video to see the Ziesel in action.

Der Ziesel Sport Vehicle

Der Ziesel Sport Vehicle

Der Ziesel Sport Vehicle

Der Ziesel Sport Vehicle

Der Ziesel Sport Vehicle

via Autoblog

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4 Comments

  1. As a wheelchair driver, I’d like to have one. But, unless the price drop’s below Ten-Grand USD. I’m not going to be able too afford one, Ans I know for a fact my Medical Insurance, won’t cover the cost. So for me, its just a DREAM, that never going too come TRUE.

  2. No wheelchair handicapped person in their right minds. Are going to consider purchasing either the Hexhog 6×6 All-Terrain Wheelchair or the Der Ziesel Sport Vehicle Tracked-Wheelchair. 1st, the Hexhog, has a very-low center of gravity, weights a whopping 606-pounds and if you look at that one photograph, can barely get the front wheel over the log. Its size alone, is a handicap. If you have to turn around on a small trail, forget-it. 2nd, the Der Ziesel, also has a low-center-of-gravity, and 369-ft./lbs. of torque. There SUV out there that don’t have that much torque. And after you get to the store, through the snow. What, then. No store owner or shop keeper is going to let in. Unless you brought a more compact and lightweight wheelchair with you. Your going to stuck in the parking lot, doing donuts in the snow, or help plowing the snow, with your 369-ft./lbs. of torque. Don’t get me wrong, they look fun to drive. But, from a practical view, there “Bulls-In-A-China-Shop”. Too make both of these “Beasties” practical, your going have to reduce the weight, too a manageable 80 to 150-pounds. Wheelchair Drivers, don’t need all “The Bell’s and Whistle’s, they want practical mobility, without the extra cost and weight. These two “Chairs” are Dinosaurs, that haven’t learned about the own Extinction yet.

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