Tag Archives: Off-Road

This Is What A Bombproof, Flatpack SUV For The Military Looks Like

Flatpack and SUV are like oil and water. They will never ever mix, or at least that’s what we thought. However, one Russian engineer, Dr. Juri E Postnikov set out to prove us wrong with a somewhat toy-ish-looking SUV which he calls Partisan One. Partisan Motors is the company he founded that makes this unusually square-ish vehicle that somehow reminds us of Spongebob and clearly, Partisan One won’t be the prettiest on the trails, much less the roads. With the desire to create a vehicle which can be deployed to the battlefield quickly and efficiently, Dr. Juri came up with the idea of flatpack SUV and being this awkwardly squarish is the direct result of its flatpack nature. Continue reading This Is What A Bombproof, Flatpack SUV For The Military Looks Like

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

New Trigano Transit-based Campers Boasts Bespoke Mods By Ford

France’s motorhomes maker Trigano has announced a new motorhome, AKA camper AKA caravan. Not only did Trigano Group based the camper on a Ford Transit van when creating the Randger 560, but it also managed to get the blessing from the more-than-a-century old American automobile maker by the way of a new, extended five-year warranty offered with each motorhome customers registered from July 01, 2017. As a Transit-based camper, you can expect Ford’s intelligent All Wheel Drive and the company’s pride-and-joy, the eco-friendly 2.0L EcoBlue diesel unit, offered in a choice of 130 PS and 170 PS power outputs, paired to a six-speed manual gearbox. Continue reading New Trigano Transit-based Campers Boasts Bespoke Mods By Ford

Mini Bikes Are Cute, But This Custom Mini Goes Beyond Cute; It Is Stylish

You know how the rich get to handpick materials for their ride? That’s personalization and it is like the Nirvana in the world of customization. Kids will never have such luxury because, kids. However, much to the envy of both grown-ups and little kids alike, a kid name Leart has gotten this luxury. You see, Leart is the son of Gaz and nephew of Bujar Muharremi, and Bujar and Gaz happens to be the folks running Auto Fabrica, a bike customizer. Now, you see why the uber stylish mini bike you see here, called Type 0.1, is no surprise and why Leart is one lucky little bugger? Continue reading Mini Bikes Are Cute, But This Custom Mini Goes Beyond Cute; It Is Stylish

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

Meet Ungoverned Drifter, An Electric Skateboard That’s 30-Wheel Drive!

Electric skateboard is a dime a dozen today. There are so many manufacturers out there today that consumers are basically spoilt for choice. Hell, you can even cobble one together with a drill if you really want one on the budget. In other words, there aren’t really any breakthrough in electric skateboard development. I mean, a deck, four wheels with a motor or two can hardly be ‘breakthrough’, really. Sadly, skateboard isn’t spared from the monkey see, money do syndrome. The best you get are, oversized wheels for off-road skateboarding, but alas, the concept remains pretty much the same. But the Ungoverned Drifter you see here is a whole new ball game. Continue reading Meet Ungoverned Drifter, An Electric Skateboard That’s 30-Wheel Drive!

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

Zarooq SandRacer 500GT: A Supercar That Can Take On The Sandy Dunes

If you are going to make a car in a ridiculously rich country where 80 percent of its landmass is desert, it only makes sense to make a supercar that can take on the sandy desert like a boss. The Zarooq SandRacer 500GT is one such coming from United Arab Emirates (UAE). Previously a concept, this crazy off-road capable sports car from the young and ambitious middle east sports car maker has reportedly commenced production. Not only that, it specifications to have been bumped up according to a report. The concept from two years ago had a V6, but in the production version, it gets a growling 6.2L V8 unit that kicks out 525 horses and 487 lb-ft (660 Nm) of torque. Continue reading Zarooq SandRacer 500GT: A Supercar That Can Take On The Sandy Dunes

BMW And SPECIALIZED Announced Special Edition E-Mountain Bike

BMW has come together with premium trail bike maker SPECIALIZED to introduce a limited-run special edition of the bike maker’s Specialized Turbo Levo called SPECIALIZED for BMW Turbo Levo FSR 6Fattie. No doubt a marketing effort to promote German automaker’s new Sports Activity Vehicle, the new-generation X3, judging from its appearance in the various product images available to the press. Anyways, marketing talks aside, this e-mountain bike is clearly an exquisite, top-end item. Clever integration of the power module into the specially developed aluminum frame gave the bike a clean, regular bike look (but in an uber sleek way, of course). Continue reading BMW And SPECIALIZED Announced Special Edition E-Mountain Bike