We recently got up close with Caterpillar’s humongous, 900+ horsepower D11T bulldozer, which can be equipped with a remote control for moving earth in locations too dangerous for human operators. BattleBots 2.0, anyone?
The Shaman has eight custom-made low pressure tires. It can be driven in 4×4, 8×8 and a steering mode that enables it to move diagonally. An optional pump can inflate or deflate the tires to further improve handling on different terrain.
The company of KiraVan creator Bran Ferrern is now accepting orders for vehicle modification as well as custom made exploration vehicles or portable offices. As a promotion, the company has released an in-depth look at the KiraVan.
Thanks to aluminum 2015 Ford F-150 is up to 700lb. lighter than its predecessor. Its four engine variants include the standard 3.5L 283hp V6 and a 2.7L twin-turbo V6 EcoBoost that produces up to 325hp and 375 lb.ft. of torque.
Originally used as an aircraft tug on German military airports, this 1976 Mercedes-Benz Unimog 406 4×4 was last used as a hunting vehicle. It still has its original body and 85hp six-cylinder engine but has new wheels and tires.
Based on the Ford F-550, the EarthRoamer XV-LT can accommodate up to eight people and has a durable one-piece molded composite body. It uses solar cells to power the modern amenities inside its roomy and elegant interior.
61 year old Bran Ferrern left his daughter a companion that will help her explore the world when he’s no longer around or able. He calls it the KiraVan, “a six-wheeled terrestrial spaceship capable of traversing nearly any terrain.”
Behind the wheel of this powerful 2500hp Peterbilt semi is stunt driver Mike Ryan, as he does his best Ken Block impression hooning around between freight containers and evading capture. Ignore the acting. Enjoy the driving.
The Zetros is a 6×6 all-wheel drive vehicle with a 326hp 2.7L 6-cylinder engine. These two units were custom built for hunting in Mongolia. It has modern amenities such as a marbled bathroom, a bedroom, a 46″ TV and a quad bike bay.
Based on a semi tractor truck, the latest incarnation of this insane vehicle pumps out 36,000 horsepower, and belches flames from its exhaust stacks. Does the 1/4 mile in about 6 secs. and tops out at around 375mph.
Clean up and get the most out of your truck bed with Decked. It’s a weatherproof platform with lots of compartments, including two spacious drawers. It fits on most full-sized trucks. Made of recycled HDPE and steel.
The recent Polar Vortex may have frozen half the nation, but it made for the ultimate battleground during Red Bull’s off-road race of 900hp Pro 4 Trucks on the snow- and ice-covered slopes of Maine’s Sunday River Resort. More here.
To prove that the car battery it sells works in extreme cold, Canadian Tire commissioned a truck with a body made of nothing but ice, and then started it with a battery frozen to -40°C. Its body weighed a husky 14,000 lb. More here.
Aymann Ismail of ANIMAL set up a camera overlooking a UPS distribution facility in NYC’s Hell’s Kitchen in the days leading up to Christmas, capturing the mesmerizing ballet of trucks moving in and out of narrow spaces.
Volvo Trucks hired Jean-Claude Van Damme to perform an insane split between two of their trucks as they drive backwards down a runway – showing off not only the power of JCVD, but the stability of the trucks and the skill of their drivers.
Filson customized AEV’s supersized Jeep JK Wrangler. This double cab pickup truck has a 6L V8 engine, 17″ wheels, 35″ tires, rust- and dent-resistant steel bed and leather interior. It also comes with two rugged twill bags.
Stadium Super Trucks champ Robby “Channel Orange” Gordon landed a jump badly during a recent Las Vegas race. His truck started to roll over, but miraculously landed back on its wheels and he kept on racing. Exterior view here.
The Snakebit is a 1956 F-100 modified in the style of classic Shelby Mustangs. It has a 550hp 5.4L supercharged V8 engine and a custom stretched out body. It will be auctioned in 2014 to raise funds for a children’s hospital.
Based on the Chevy 3100 Thriftmaster, this 2-door pickup truck marries old school looks with modern amenities, including a 5.3L V8 engine that produces 435hp and 458lb.ft. of torque, touchscreen dash and even a Wi-Fi router.
The monster truck responsible for making part of the audience have their lives flash before their eyes at this rally in Reynosa goes by the name of Perro Loco. Skip to the 1:18 mark to see this Crazy Dog almost go off its leash.
Using a combination of spy shots and taking its aggressive styling cues from Ford’s Atlas truck concept, TopSpeed put together renderings of what the next gen of this beastly truck could very well look like. We like what we see.
It’s name is a mouthful, but Brabus’ pimped out version of Mercedes-Benz G63 AMG 6×6 doesn’t care. If the original wasn’t bad-ass enough for you, the Brabus’ V8 gets a 691hp biturbo mod, and the reddest interior you’ve seen.
The guys at Volvo Trucks pull anotheroutlandish stunt, this time putting Charlie the hamster behind the wheel of a 15-metric ton truck, steering the vehicle through precarious turns with nothing more than a carrot as motivation.
This ridiculous truck not only shoots flames from its smoke stacks and from its tail, its powered by a massive jet engine that launches it down the track at 210mph in 7 seconds. Where it’s going, it won’t need roads – it’d just melt them anyhow.
We’re not exactly sure what sort of flammable cannisters were loaded onto this truck, but once it catches fire, there’s no stopping its explosive fury. By the time it’s all over, it lets out a whopping 39 big booms. (Thanks Digg!)
Thanks to its 5.7L V8, it can haul up to 1,500 lbs. and tow up to 10,000, but this burly beast is outfitted like a luxury car inside, with Lexus-grade leather, a premium JBL sound system, next-gen Entune, sat nav, and a huge cabin.