Tag Archives: 4X4

Land Rover Set To Restored The 70-Year-Old Original 4×4 Prototype

Jaguar Land Rover group has an interesting project planned for 2018. The company has found one of the three original pre-production prototypes 4×4 that made their debut at the Amsterdam Motor Show in 1948. The vehicle was apparently bought by someone in the 60s and when it was found, it was in such a dilapidated state that it took a team of experts at Jaguar Land Rover Classic months poring over the archives to determine that it is indeed the long lost vehicle, the vehicle that started it all. As part of the group’s 70th anniversary in 2018, the group will embark on a year-long meticulous restoration progress to bring the 48’ prototype back to its former glory. Continue reading Land Rover Set To Restored The 70-Year-Old Original 4×4 Prototype

Barn Find 1974 Land Rover 109 Beautifully Restored By Lucra Cars

No self-respecting, true-blue Land Rover enthusiast with the financial muscle to flex should miss this beautifully restored 1974 Land Rover 109 Santana Especial from the garage of sport car maker, Lucra Cars. Originally, a barn find in Spain, this left-hand drive granddaddy of SUV is corrosion-free with no damage and by the virtue of it being used in a rural vineyard estate, you can be sure its condition was already pretty up there when it was found. It was given a full frame-off restoration nevertheless, which saw every part of this rare, four-door diesel-powered beauty being disassembled and restored to its original condition, and the chassis and axles powder-coated Continue reading Barn Find 1974 Land Rover 109 Beautifully Restored By Lucra Cars

Meet The World’s First Super Sport Utility Vehicle, The Lamborghini Urus

In what was arguably the biggest news today, luxury sport car maker Lamborghini has officially make its return to SUV market with the much anticipated Urus. That’s right. The Urus has broke cover today at Sant’Agata Bolognese. When it did so, it completely rewrite the SUV rule book and proudly stake claim as the world’s first Super Sport Utility Vehicle (SSUV). Yep. Supercar, Super SUV, and it rightly is. With a 4.0L V8 twin-turbo tuck under the hood kicking out a supercar’s level 650 horses and 850 Nm (627 lb-ft) of torque, this elevated supercar makes the century mark in mere 3.6 seconds and reaches a too-crazy-for-SUV top speed of 305 km/h (190-freaking-miles-an-hour!). Think I almost ran out of breath just by writing that. And yet, it is still a SUV. A SUV. Continue reading Meet The World’s First Super Sport Utility Vehicle, The Lamborghini Urus

Rezvani TANK Is A Military-style, Off-Road Capable SUV For $178,000

Not everyone has the means to buy a real tank. Even if you can afford one non-commissioned example, you can’t drive it to anywhere else. But you sure buy this TANK which you can drive it anywhere there is solid ground. And no, we did not post the wrong image; that thing there IS A TANK, or at least that is what independent automobile maker Rezvani Motors is calling it anyways. It is not a tank, tank, but it is what its creator called a Tactical Urban Vehicle, an extreme utility vehicle “built for any off-road and on-road challenge.” Continue reading Rezvani TANK Is A Military-style, Off-Road Capable SUV For $178,000

Winnebago Revel Could Be the Ultimate Sprinter-based Camper

Winnebago, the recreation vehicle maker who is better known for crazy-sized RV that can’t go beyond paved roads, now has one that will delight fans of wilderness. Now, we do not want to question Winnebago’s experience here with regards to off-roading experience, but the spanking new Mercedes-Benz Sprinter-based Revel is quite a looker and it does look the part of the wild. Power comes from a stock 3L 6-pod Diesel motor, paired to a 5-speed automatic Tip Shift gearbox that sends 188 horses and 325 lb-ft of torque to an on-demand 4WD. Continue reading Winnebago Revel Could Be the Ultimate Sprinter-based Camper

One-Of-A-Kind ‘Rally-Spec’ Bentley Continental GT Sold For £40,800

In one episode of the National Geographic’s TV show, Supercar Megabuild, a Bentley Continental GT was ‘brutally’ put under the knife, turning it from a luxury road car into an apocalypse-worthy, luxury off-road vehicle. It was an act not all Bentley enthusiasts will condone and this being a Bentley, nobody would have fancy an off-road version anyways, unless, of course, it is an official factory example. Me, on the other hand, kind of love it, but I could be the minority and minor love it did get because, despite the 101 bids it has attracted when this one-of-a-kind ‘rally-spec’ Bentley Continental GT went on the block, it only managed to conclude with a £40,800 sticker (roughly US$55,000), which is lesser than an untouched Bentley Continental GT would have fetched. Continue reading One-Of-A-Kind ‘Rally-Spec’ Bentley Continental GT Sold For £40,800

Yamaha’s New Sport Vehicle Seats Four In A Very Compact Form

Yamaha Motor has just announced the company will introduced a spanking new recreational off-road vehicle model for 2018, a 4-seat SxS designated 2018 Yamaha ‘Side-by-Side’ Wolverine X4. It promise to bring “new levels of capability, comfort and confidence to the leisure and light utility markets.” Aesthetically, it is pretty much the cool sport vehicle we have come to know and it is as compact as ever, affording maneuvering around narrow forested trails. Continue reading Yamaha’s New Sport Vehicle Seats Four In A Very Compact Form

Land Rover Range Rover Velar Goes Official And It Is Gorgeous!

Land Rover, due to its asking price, is not for everyone. However, if you are fan, you will be glad to know that a new Land Rover has just join the family. Called Range Rover Velar, this off-road capable luxury SUV was unveiled at the Design Museum on March 01 – the first ever vehicle to be launched and display at this legendary museum. Clearly, Land Rover is taking this designed, engineered and manufactured in the U.K. Land Rover model very seriously. But it probably don’t need a lot of marketing to turn heads. Man, this thing here is an absolute beauty. Continue reading Land Rover Range Rover Velar Goes Official And It Is Gorgeous!

Meet The First Off-Roader From Mercedes-Maybach, G 650 Landaulet

Folks, this is the Mercedes-Maybach G 650 Landaulet, the first off-roader from Mercedes-Maybach sub-brand and it looks, well, pretty much like the G-class. If you are into off-roaders and want all the luxury you can on a car while feeling the rush of air, then this is it. Its Mercedes-AMG V12 Biturbo motor, outputting 630 horses and 738 lb-ft (1,000 Nm) of torque, give it more than enough grunt to take on the beaten trails while Mercedes’ 4WD technology along with portable axles paired to 22-inch 5-twin-spoke light-alloy wheels wrapped in 325/55 R 22 tires, affords it with ample ground clearance to overcome extreme obstacles. Continue reading Meet The First Off-Roader From Mercedes-Maybach, G 650 Landaulet

Here’s An Awesome Mobility Solution For Mountainous Region In Colombia

In mountainous regions like the Colombia’s Andes Region, folks still uses mule to haul goods not because they choose to, but because the treacherous terrains dictate that only animals are up to the task. While it seems like it will remain so for years to come, Italy-based Colombian designer Edgar Sarmiento (AKA Eddie Mauro, the same person who designed autonomous bus Olli) dream up a modern day mule, a mechanical transport which he calls Arriero Rural Transportation Solution, as an alternative to mules and horses. Continue reading Here’s An Awesome Mobility Solution For Mountainous Region In Colombia