Modern trucks are criticized for being too civil and soft for real off-roading and display of might, but not everything is lost for addicts of extreme performance these days. There is a large number of independent workshops and restoration companies that do what manufacturers were not able to, namely boost all-terrain capabilities of trucks, strengthen chassis, replace suspensions and powertrains, as well as give aggressive treatments to the exterior designs. In today’s episode of Automotive Territory Daily News, we will be reviewing the newest off roaders of today, as well as some iconic models that do not shy away when the pavement gets rough!
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#1 2020 Hennessey Ranger Velociraptor
The Texas-based company has long been working with Ford trucks, and now it has turned its attention to the latest 2019 Ford Ranger Raptor. After gaining a less restrictive stainless steel catback exhaust, ECU tuning and a high-flow air induction system, the Velociraptor nest 360 horses and 440 lb-ft of torque.
#2 ODYSSEY 21 by Spark Racing Technology
Built by Spark Racing Technology in conjunction with several EV and automobile parts manufacturers, the Odyssey 21 is an off-road all-electric truck that was developed for competing in the upcoming Extreme E racing series from Formula E.
#3 2019 Jeep M-715 Five-Quarter
The name of this pickup truck is a historical nod to iconic Jeep trucks of the days long gone, that were one-and-one-quarter tons or “five quarters”. The restomod was based on the 1968 Jeep M-715 military truck and was turned into an ultimate 4×4 off-roader.
#4 2019 Bureko 6×6
On the market since 2007, the Czech manufacturer Bureko has now joined forces with German engineers, presenting an all-new project of a 6-wheeled, 3-axle off-road monster. Based on the 3rd generation Chevy Silverado, the Bureko 6×6 can be buffed to net 1200 hps.
#5 Land Rover Defender by Arkonik
As many startups do, the UK-based Arkonik started as a hobby project of its founder Andy Hayes that through the years has evolved into one of the market leaders. The enterprise specializes in restoration and remastering of Land Rover Defenders.
#6 2020 Hennessey GOLIATH 6X6
In 2019, Hennessey has finally released a limited 24-unit run of the Goliath 6×6, based on the latest generation Chevrolet Silverado.
#7 Fab Fours Ford F-350 Super Duty Project Daylighter
Fab Fours Inc is an American manufacturer of car parts that also offers unique custom projects for the most extreme off-road adventures. Among them is the new Daylighter, based on the 2017 F-350 chassis and designed specifically to take part in the 2019 Easter Jeep Safari in the Moab desert.
#8 2018 Mercedes-Maybach G650 Landaulet
The exclusive sub-brand from Mercedes is known for over-the-top luxury, so no wonder that the most expensive production SUV ever made is manufactured under its tag. Based on a fully-optioned regular G-class, the G650 Landaulet has a stretched wheelbase and features portal axles from the ultra-aggressive G63 6×6.
#9 Flying Huntsman 6×6
The British Chelsea Truck does not require an introduction since they have been in business for almost ten years bringing some of the most recognizable custom off-road vehicles. Their most recognizable project is the Flying Huntsman 6×6, based on the Land Rover Defender.