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Rally Bentley Continental GT

Rally Bentley Continental GT

This mud- and rock-loving Bentley was built for the Nat Geo UK series Supercar Megabuild, and now it can be yours. It’s got an external roll cage with tire and jerry can storage, off-road suspension, lug tires, skid plates, racing lights and more. See it in action here.

Nikola Zero Electric UTV

Nikola Zero Electric UTV

Offering up to 555 hp, 32″ wheels, 20″ of suspension travel, and 14.5″ of ground clearance, this all-electric open-air 4×4 is ready to be the Tesla of UTVs. It does 0-to-60 in 3.9s, its motor and gearbox are waterproof, and it can go up to 200 miles on a charge.

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RJ Anderson: XP1K4

RJ Anderson: XP1K4

UTVUnderground and MadMedia let off-roader RJ Anderson go absolutely bonkers in a highly-modified 2017 Polaris RZR XP Turbo EPS UTV, taking on treacherous terrain and manmade ramps, culminating in a sideways ride around the WALL OF DEATH, and an epic backflip.

BJ Baldwin: Recoil 4

BJ Baldwin: Recoil 4

Off-road race driver BJ Baldwin roars across the streets and jungles of Cuba in his 850 hp Toyota/Toyo Trucks trophy truck on an epic mission that sees him burning rubber, putting his suspension system to the test, and catching insane amounts of air along the way.

Ripsaw EV2 Personal Tank

Ripsaw EV2 Personal Tank

Howe & Howe’s Ripsaw EV2 offers incredible speed and agility off-road, while keeping its occupants clean and dry inside its high tech cockpit. It’s got more than 12″ of suspension travel and a 600+hp diesel engine. It also comes in a “pickup” version that carries bikes.

Action Mobil Globecruiser 7500

Action Mobil Globecruiser 7500

If given the choice between the EM50 Urban Assault Vehicle and the Action Mobil Globecruiser 7500, we’d go with this one. This mobile home has a 532 hp engine, an off-road capable 6×6 drivetrain, plentiful interior space, and even has a motorcycle dock out back.

Our Epic Mint 400 Adventure

Our Epic Mint 400 Adventure

The Mint 400 is called The Great American Off-Road Race. To make the experience even better, Toyota helped us turn it into an awesome off-road road trip and adventure ending up in Las Vegas. We queued up Fear and Loathing and hit the road for an amazing weekend adventure.

Nissan NV CARGO X Van

Nissan NV CARGO X Van

The love child of an NV 2500 HD van and a Titan XD truck, this off-road beast has a Cummins 5.0L V8 turbodiesel engine, 4WD, 37-inch General Grabber X3 tires, a high-travel front suspension, a 10,000lb winch, LED off-road lights, and still carries 234 cu. ft. of cargo.

Porsche 918 Spyder Off-Road

Porsche 918 Spyder Off-Road

What happens when you take one of the world’s most powerful hypercars and make it off-road ready? This. Sadly, Rain Prisk’s rendering is just a concept, but hopefully some billionaire will make it real some day. For now, we’ll have to settle for a Rally Fighter.

2018 Chevrolet Colorado ZR2

2018 Chevrolet Colorado ZR2

The new performance variant of Chevy’s mid-size pickup gains 2″ of suspension lift, steel rocker protectors, Multimatic shocks, 17×8 wheels with 31-inch off-road tires, and front and rear locking diffs. Comes with either a 308 hp V6, or a 181 hp diesel with 369 lb-ft. of torque.

Minivan Off-Roading

Minivan Off-Roading

About the last vehicle we’d think of taking off road is a minivan, but that didn’t stop these guys from taking a late ’80s four-wheel drive Toyota TownAce van out on the treacherous Hells Revenge 4×4 trail in Moab, Utah – and they did it with remarkable success.

Hyundai Rockstar Santa Fe Concept

Hyundai Rockstar Santa Fe Concept

One of the many tricked out vehicles slated headed to the 2016 SEMA show, this special off-road SUV has been blessed with a nitrous-boosted 3.3L V6, and a jacked-up suspension with massive wheel articulation and ground clearance, 35″ tires and 17″ beadlock wheels.

Maverick X3 Battle Broyale

Maverick X3 Battle Broyale

Drivers Justin Oquendo, Ryan Kibbe, and Ken Block take on Chris Forsberg, Dustin Jones, and Ballistic BJ Baldwin, kicking up dirt for days in the widebody Can-AM Maverick X3 ATV, with its crazy 24″ of suspension travel, 15″ of ground clearance, and speedy 154hp turbo 4 engine.

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Toyota Rally RAV4 Hot Lap

Toyota Rally RAV4 Hot Lap

We reconnected with pro racer Ryan Millen to take a ride inside his Toyota Rally RAV4. Incredibly, it’s mostly stock other than the tires, shocks, exhaust, and rollcage. We still can’t believe this front-wheel drive SUV with an automatic can go around a dirt track like this.

Mercedes-Benz G550 4×4²

Mercedes-Benz G550 4×4²

Currently available in Europe as the G500 4×4², this beastly off-roader is heading to the US in 2017. The $200K+ SUV has 17.2″ of ground clearance, 39″ fording depth, articulating axles,a 416 hp biturbo V8, and the sort of luxury interior we’d expect from Mercedes.

Joyride: Baja

Joyride: Baja

Pennzoil continues its series of awesome videos for gearheads, this time leaving the pavement behind and ripping up sand and crawling over rocks in extreme heat with a Jeep Wrangler Rubicon. Bonus 360º video here.

Polaris RZR XP1K3

Polaris RZR XP1K3

RJ Anderson takes the third version of UTVUnderground and Holz Racing’s souped up Polaris RZR XP Turbo through Ohio’s old steel mills, factories and train yards. The 1500lb. XP1K3 has a turbocharged 200hp engine, Walker Evans shocks and Holz’s invincible suspension.

Chainlink Extreme 4×4

Chainlink Extreme 4×4

This over-the-top custom 4×4 has an incredibly articulate suspension, which allows it to crawl and drive over just about any terrain, including wildly irregular surfaces. Under the hood is a 5.0 V8 from a 1993 Ford Mustang.

Can-Am Maverick X ds

Can-Am Maverick X ds

The Maverick X ds can be equipped with a turbocharged engine that delivers 121hp and 96lb.ft. of torque, making it the most powerful stock UTV. It also has new independent rear suspension and CVT with better airflow.

Jeep Cherokee: River in the City

Jeep Cherokee: River in the City

To demonstrate the abilities of the 2015 Cherokee, Jeep sent unsuspecting drivers in downtown Vancouver through a street they dressed to look like a mountainous off-road path, complete with boulders, a stream, and wolves.

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Polaris RZR XP1K2

Polaris RZR XP1K2

RJ Anderson and Holz Racing’s souped-up Polaris UTV is capable of chewing rocks and pulling off massive, record-setting jumps without flinching. It’s been fitted with a powerful engine, a virtually indestructible suspension, and a handbrake.

Steering Wheel Fail

Steering Wheel Fail

During a Formula Offroad event in Iceland, driver Ingólfur Guðvarðarson’s steering wheel decided to quick-release right in the middle of a hill climb. He lost control of the car, but fortunately both he and his sturdy car were okay.

Can-Am Maverick X mr

Can-Am Maverick X mr

Designed to handle the wettest and muddiest off-road courses you can throw at it, this rugged two-seat ATV is powered by a 101hp, 976cc V-Twin engine, and rides atop an air-control suspension system and 30-inch tires.

Off-Road Extreme Hill Climb

Off-Road Extreme Hill Climb

Awesome footage from Formula Offroad Norway showing off the incredibly steep and unstable dirt hill climbs – and the equally punishing tumbles these vehicles and drivers are subjected to. Thank goodness for roll cages.

Sportsman WV850 H.O. ATV

Sportsman WV850 H.O. ATV

Polaris’ utility ATV has Terrain Armor tires – non-pneumatic/airless tires similar to the ones made by Resilient Technologies. It also has a 77hp engine, all-wheel drive, 600lb. load capacity and a winch that can tow up to 3,000lb.

Mud, What Mud?

Mud, What Mud?

Pro-X driver Kata Karenina doesn’t seem the least bit worried that the inside of her 4×4 has filled up with muddy water, as she hits an impasse in the Russia Rainforest Challenge. She says: “I’m up to my ears in sh*t, but I’m happy.”

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