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2022 Ford Bronco Raptor

2022 Ford Bronco Raptor

Ford Performance amps up the already impressive Ford Bronco with a model fine-tuned for high-speed desert hijinx and rock crawling. It packs a 3.0L twin-turbo V6 that makes at least 400 hp, a Raptor HOSS 4.0 suspension system, and rides on 37″ all-terrain tires. It’s also a whopping 9.8″ wider than a base 4-door Bronco.

Inside the 2022 Tokyo Auto Salon

Inside the 2022 Tokyo Auto Salon

Reporting for Pickup Truck Plus SUV Talk, automotive journalist and friend of The Awesomer, Micah Wright headed to the 2022 Tokyo Auto Salon for an up-close look at some of the weird and wonderful custom SUVs, trucks, and vans on display on the show floor. That Daihatsu Midget truck is bonkers. Watch part two here.

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AMPD 2

AMPD 2

Baja 1000 champ Alan Ampudia is back with a sequel to his epic trophy truck stunt film AMPD. This time, he drove through Cabo San Lucas, Mexico to catch some crazy air, kick up lots of dirt, and show off sponsor Toyo Tires’ rugged Open Country A/T III tires.

Lexus ROV Concept

Lexus ROV Concept

While it’s unlikely to be more than a showpiece, we appreciate Lexus’ chutzpah with the reveal of their ROV (Recreational Off-highway Vehicle) Concept. The upscale 2-seater differentiates itself from other UTVs by running on clean-burning hydrogen that propels a custom 1-liter direct-injected engine.

Driven: 2021 Ford Bronco Wildtrak

Driven: 2021 Ford Bronco Wildtrak

Like many 4×4 fans, we’ve been dying to get behind the wheel of the new Ford Bronco. Well, we finally got our wish times two with a chance to drive both the 2-door and 4-door versions in the same week. Suffice it to say, we were blown away by the SUV’s design, ride, and capabilities in both on- and off-road settings.

Polaris RZR Turbo R + RZR Pro R

Polaris RZR Turbo R + RZR Pro R

Polaris has unwrapped two powerful UTVs for 2022. The RZR Turbo R packs a 181 hp turbocharged engine, while the RZR Pro R has a 2.0L naturally-aspirated engine with 225 hp. Both ride on a 74″ wide track, and offer suspension travel of 28″ to 29″, with the Pro R adding adaptive damping. Both come in 2-seat and 4-seat configurations.

Ford Bronco DR

Ford Bronco DR

Ford Performance will make just 50 of its $200,000 Bronco DR, a production desert racer with a 5.0L Coyote V8. Ready to race, it has a roll cage, Multimatic suspension with 15.8″ front travel and 17.4″ rear travel, and body and chassis upgrades to handle high-speed off-road travel in the Baja 1000. It rides on massive 37-inch BFG tires.

Chevrolet Beast Concept

Chevrolet Beast Concept

Chevy turned up at SEMA 2021 with this over-the-top desert runner truck. It’s based on the chassis of a Silverado short bed with a shortened frame, a Chromoly roll cage, and an extra-wide stance. It rocks a custom off-road suspension, massive 37″ tires, and is powered by a 6.2L supercharged LT4 V8 that makes 650 hp.

Lux LX Off-Road Electric Longboard

Lux LX Off-Road Electric Longboard

This rugged electric longboard is ready for any terrain. The 40″ long bamboo and maple board has dual 1500-watt motors and 8″ pneumatic all-terrain tires. Its top speed is 30 mph, its max. range is 25 miles, and it can climb hills up to a 35% gradient. It also comes in an Extreme model with aluminum guards and off-road lights.

1000 HP Halo Warthog

1000 HP Halo Warthog

The Warthog from Halo is one of the most iconic vehicles in the history of video games. There have been many replicas built over the years, but none as badass as Hoonigan’s, an off-road race truck with a 1000 hp twin-turbo V8 engine and 4-wheel steering. Here’s the first of 10 episodes showing how they built it.

Off-Road Tesla

Off-Road Tesla

The Tesla Model 3 is a modern and zippy electric daily driver. Now it’s off-road capable thanks to Rich Rebuilds and Grind Hard Plumbing Co.. They started with a totaled Model 3 with all-wheel-drive, fixed its electrical issues, widened its wheel spacing, lifted it 2″, and added a 12,000 lb. winch and Falken Wildpeak off-road tires.

Big Bus Tows Little Bus

Big Bus Tows Little Bus

What do you do when you need to transport a school bus across a dry lake bed? You tow it with a bigger bus, naturally. That’s what the guys from DieselSellerz did with their red-white-and-blue “Freedom Bus” which dwarfed the little yellow school bus bringing up the rear.

Morgan Plus Four CX-T

Morgan Plus Four CX-T

Morgan’s two-seaters are usually driven on tracks or for touring. But the Plus Four CX-T can take drivers across rugged off-road terrain. Built with Rally Raid UK, the car has a custom suspension offering 9″ of ground clearance, larger tires, skid plates, and a rear storage area for tools and spare tires. Just eight of the cars will be produced.

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Land Rover Defender Trophy Edition

Land Rover Defender Trophy Edition

Inspired by the Defender Works V8 Trophy, Land Rover will make just 220 of the 2022 Defender Trophy Edition. Based on the Defender 110 P400 X-Dynamic SE, it has a special yellow and black wrap, black trim and wheels, air suspension, an 11.4-inch touchscreen, the Cold Climate, Off-road, and Advanced Off-road Capability packs.

FPV Drone Chases Off-Roaders

FPV Drone Chases Off-Roaders

Drone pilot Johnny FPV takes us on an exhilirating off-road journey through the King of the Hammers desert in Johnson Valley, California. Throughout this epic one-shot clip, he stays hot on the tails of SxS racing champions Seth Quintero and Mitch Guthrie Jr.

Lamborghini Jumpacan

Lamborghini Jumpacan

This insane vehicle started life as a Lamborghini Huracan, but now has an off-road suspension and an LS engine swap. B is for Build and the car’s owner Chris Steinbacher teamed up with Mint 400 and Mad Media head honcho Matt Martelli for a look at the car as it took to the desert for initial shakedown testing.

Win a Kawasaki Teryx KRX 1000 UTV

UTV Underground teamed up with Dream Giveaway to offer this kick-ass Kawasaki Teryx KRX 1000. This side-by-side UTV rocks 2.5″ Fox shocks, 31″ tires on beadlock rims, and offers insane wheel travel and ground clearance. The prize includes an Aluma utility trailer for towing your new ride. Awesomer readers earn double entries.

Wild One MAX Supersize R/C Car

Wild One MAX Supersize R/C Car

A real buggy inspired by the 1980s Tamiya Wild One R/C car. The Wild One Max is an 8/10th-scale one-seater with an off-road suspension and an electric motor. It rides on 15″ tires, has Brembo disc brakes, a roll cage, and digital gauges. Its rear-wheel-drive system has 5.5 bhp and a top speed of 30 mph, but upgrades will be available.

Driven: 2021 Jeep Wrangler 4xe Rubicon

Driven: 2021 Jeep Wrangler 4xe Rubicon

Jeep’s most capable off-road SUV now comes in a plug-in hybrid. We spent a day driving the Wrangler 4xe on and off-roads around Austin, Texas, putting its powerful drivetrain to the test. Not only does the 4xe have 375hp and 470 lb-ft. of torque, it can drive up to 21 miles on pure electric power and does 0-to-60 in 6 seconds.

Off-Road Car Twin Bed

Off-Road Car Twin Bed
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Got an aspiring little off-roader in your house? Your kid will be the coolest in the neighborhood with this awesome bed that looks ready to hit the trails. The twin-sized bed has a Jeep-inspired design and features a steel roll cage with grab bars and chunky off-road tires. Its angled headboard is padded for safety.

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2022 Subaru Outback Wilderness

2022 Subaru Outback Wilderness

Presenting the most rugged and capable version of Subaru’s Outback SUV. The Wilderness has 9.5″ of ground clearance, improved approach and departure angles, an upgraded suspension, all-terrain tires, wheel arch cladding, and more. Its AWD system and CVT have been tuned for off-road traction and climbing.

The Off-Road Miata

The Off-Road Miata

Car fanatic and off-road racer Emme Hall has in her possession a wonderfully bonkers vehicle: a modified Mazda Miata which has been lifted and kitted out for rally racing. His name is Buddy, a tribute to the Netflix series Buddy Thunderstruck. Overland Bound spent some time with Emme to check out her sweet little ride.

2022 Land Rover Defender V8

2022 Land Rover Defender V8

Land Rover amps up its new Defender with supercharged V8 versions of the Defender 110 and Defender 90, cranking out 518hp, with 22″ alloys and quad exhaust. Inside, you’ll find Miko Suedecloth and Robustec accents. The V8 Carpathian Edition has metallic grey paint, a black roof, hood, and tailgate, and a satin-matte protective film.

InMotion V11 Electric Unicycle

InMotion V11 Electric Unicycle

This one-wheeled electric vehicle not only can ride over city streets but can handle rugged, off-road terrain. It has an air-spring suspension system with 3.3″ of vertical travel and an 18″x3″ tire for absorbing shocks. Its 2200W motor can hit speeds of 30 mph or more, and can climb angles up to 35 degrees.

Alpha JAX Electric CUV

Alpha JAX Electric CUV

EV startup Alpha Motor Corporation is showing off a sweet pure-electric vehicle that looks ready for off-road rallying. With looks inspired by classic Japanese coupes, the JAX comes in FWD or 4WD, with a lifted suspension, all-terrain tires, fender flares, a cargo rack, and more. Driving range is estimated at 250+ mi. Reserve yours today.

Mudd-Ox Fort Mac

Mudd-Ox Fort Mac

This rugged amphibious vehicle uses four hydraulic wheel motors to move its tracks just like a military tank. It can crawl over just about any terrain, through swamps and mud, and is is equipped with heavy duty componentry for longevity. It can also be equipped with a cockpit shell and even an air-conditioned interior.

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