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
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 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
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 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
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!
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
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
If you live in an obscenely huge mansion on an obscenely enormous compound, then you probably need a SWAT team to safeguard your property and if so, you will be needing this vehicle, the Inkas Toyota Land Cruiser Armored Vehicle. It is an armored special purpose vehicle based on Inkas Hudson APC (which stands for Armored Personnel Carrier, btw) and one which your money can buy. Though for how much, we have no idea. But we suggest you read on to learn more on what this non-run-of-the-mill Land Cruiser has to offer before asking “how much?” Why? I don’t know. It could be a little overkill for your purpose. Just saying… Continue reading Inkas Hudson APC Is Toyota Land Cruiser Put To Good Use
Chinese company G.Patton joins the rank of car customiser in turning stock variety into rugged-looking, off-road beast. The company recently show off its a standard Jeep Wrangler-based six-wheeled SUV/truck called Tomahawk (not to be confused with SRT Tomahawk, btw) at the Chengdu Auto Show in China. From the photos, the result look pretty awesome. I mean who doesn’t dig a 6×6 off-roader, right? However, according to a report, the conversion is not as refined as the pictures depicted on G.Patton’s website. Continue reading Chinese Automaker Turned A Jeep Wrangler Into A 6-Wheeled SUV Truck