Gray Design proposed that the Sidewinder as a vehicle for those with the penchant for sand dune racing, but our first impression of this concept off-roader is, it could be a perfect post-apocalyptic ride. The angular line, coupled with the ready-to-pounce stance make this look like a fearsome car. The unmistakable rugged good look is complemented by a big block engine sourced from an LSX Bowtie pumping out throbbing 630 horses along with 442 lb-ft (600 Nm) of torque, that enables this master of the sand to rocket from naught to 62 mph (100 km/h) in a scant 5.5 seconds and finally topping out at 96 mph (155 km/h) – more than enough for it to get away from or over anything. Make no mistake. This is unlike any tender Gray Design has turned out so far; it is a beast made for the road less taken and it is outfitted chromoly arms, front and rear, as well as anti-sway bars, 3.0 KING bypass shock absorbers and sand-spitting tires, to get the job done.
On the inside, it is where you find all the tech necessary for your sand dune thrills, or perhaps even for post-apocalypse survival while your scour the land for diminishing food sources. Eduard Gray, the man behind Gray Design, collaborates with Swedish outfit, Swedspot, to provide the occupants a full array of OLED infotainment and displays. Swedspot gives the interior life through an open, Android-based platform that would eventually allows developers to “fine tune the optimal user experience” and granting them access to data pulled from the various onboard sensors. The Sidewinder Sand Dune Buggy by Gray Design is still a concept. Whether if it will ever see the light of production is anybody’s guess. So for now, we invite you savor the concept images, courtesy of Gray Design, posted along with this article as a form of consolation.