10 Menacing Off-Road Vehicles 2019 – 2020 | SUV above All SUVs | Amphibious | Expedition
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10 Menacing Off-Road Vehicles 2019 – 2020 | SUV above All SUVs | Amphibious | Expedition

August 27, 2019


– [Narrator] Adventure vehicles exist because somebody back in the day wanted a bigger, tougher
wagon for their trip out west. Fast forward to the present
and not only do you have several production models to choose from, you have many companies
that have made their name creating custom modified
one-of-a-kind projects. I’m Reacher, and in this
video we’re bringing you 10 adventure and off-road vehicles
taming the wild frontier. (light music) – [Woman] Number 10. – [Reacher] If you ever get in the mood to dismantle your vehicle piece by piece so you can rebuild it to your own liking, I highly recommend you don’t. Seriously, just don’t. Leave those kinds of
things to the experts. And by experts I mean people like the crew at Starwood Motors in Dallas, Texas. This fine example of their work is a 2013 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited they’ve renamed Full Metal Jacket. It starts with the body
of each unit separated from the frame and being
completely disassembled. All the paint is then
sanded away and replaced with a Kevlar based coating
that is not only rust proof but also virtually indestructible. The transformation from
average to intimidating is aided by upgrades to the
suspension and undercarriage that include Currie RockJock 60 axles, Rubicon Express Control Arm kits, synergy suspension shocks, and 40-inch Nitto Mud Grappler tires. Under the hood is the stock engine, a 3.6-liter V6 putting out 285 horsepower to a five-speed transmission. Externally they chose Smittybilt
for the bumpers and fenders as well as an XRC body armor kit, while 1,000-pound winch
and two LED light bars round out the mix. Throw on some safari-style half doors, jump into the
custom-designed leather seats and you’re ready to take on
just about everything out there. (light music) – [Woman] Number nine. – [Reacher] It stands to
reason that any company making armored vehicles should
make a model for civilians. That reason? Just because. And you never know when you might be making a trip through Detroit. Canadian-based Terradyne Armored Vehicles recently released its civilian
version of their Gurhka RPV, touting it as the safest
pickup for use by civilians. Considering it was originally intended for use by law enforcement
and security forces, I’m sure they can back up that claim. It runs about the same
size as the other models, measuring over 20 feet
long, eight feet wide, and eight feet high. The power train consists of
a 6.7-liter V8 turbo diesel capable of producing 330
horsepower along with a six-speed automatic transmission. The all-black exterior is
nothing short of rugged, composed of steel and
built on the same chassis used for the Ford F550. Inside is more of what qualifies this one as a luxury vehicle, having
hand-stitched leather seats, carbon fiber trim, and wood accents. Armoring, as well as many
other safety features, can be added at the buyer’s request. (light music) – [Woman] Number eight. – [Reacher] At first
glance, the Rezvani Tank instantly gives off an aura
of rugged aggressiveness. The lines and edges,
although sharp in places, blend to form a shape indicative
of a futuristic vehicle while maintaining a look
that promotes luxury. Sitting on the chassis of a Jeep Wrangler, this 4300 pound extreme utility vehicle takes up a space measuring
almost 16 feet long, seven feet wide, and six
and a half feet high. Providing power to it all is
a 3.6-liter, 285 horsepower V6 coupled with a six-speed transmission. The standard four-inch
lift kit, Fox shocks, and 37-inch mud gripper tires makes sure that when the on-demand four by four drive system is activated it can propel Tank over
just about any terrain. There are upgrades available
for just about everything, including an odd array of safety features like EMP protection and a
thermal night vision system. Why you’d need that is anyone’s guess, but then again, there was
that scene in Ocean’s Eleven. (light upbeat music) – [Woman] Number seven. – [Reacher] If you find
yourself overwhelmed with the urge to steer your car into every body of water you drive by then this is absolutely
the vehicle for you. Hailing from the land of the Dutch, the Amphicruiser Adventure is one of three current models offered by the company. It’s built on a Land Cruiser HZJ79 chassis with a steel and aluminum exterior that has been coated for
added resistance to seawater. As implied previously, this one can be used on
water as well as on land. Regardless of which, the power is supplied by the choice of a six
or eight cylinder engine running on either gasoline or diesel with the option to go full electric. On land it drives like the average SUV, reaching a top speed of 87 miles per hour, while on the water it sails like a boat at 5.6 miles per hour. The transition from land
to water and vice versa is as simple as pushing a button to switch from the water propulsion
system to the engine. An advanced sealing
system around the doors ensures everyone stays dry, so feel free to explore those
areas normally out of reach. (light music) – [Woman] Number six. – [Reacher] What started as your everyday Jeep Wrangler Rubicon was customized into this
six-wheeled behemoth nicknamed Inferno. First exhibited at SEMA
2018, this creation from the minds of California’s
Exotic Custom Motorsports is everything you’d want in a vehicle, assuming everything means
bigger, better, and tougher. Modifications to this one
included chopping the chassis and extending it to 19 feet long, making room for the third axle. The engine is a Hemi HellCat
pulled from a Dodge Challenger, putting out 750 horsepower. Throw in a 5-inch lift
kit, off-road shocks, and 35-inch tires and
you’ve got an off-road beast that’s not likely to get
stuck in too many places. (light music) – [Woman] Number five. – [Reacher] Russian-based
Aton Impulse has put together what is calls the Viking 29031, another off-roader made
for both land and water. The 17-foot long behemoth has an almost cartoonish look to it due to the oversized balloon tires, but rest assured, there’s
nothing childish about this one. Sitting almost eight feet
high with the ability to increase the ground
clearance up to two feet means this one can reach
even the remotest of places. It has a curb weight of
just over 4600 pounds, an ideal number when you consider traveling across rives and lakes using the optional water jet. Power comes from a two-liter diesel engine producing around 140 horsepower to the six-speed transmission. This makes for a top speed
around 50 miles per hour on land and eight miles per hour on water. There’s room for up to seven
people including the driver who sits centered in the vehicle instead of the left or right side. All this and it can still pull 621 miles on a full tank of fuel. (light music) – [Woman] Number four. – [Reacher] California-based
US Specialty Vehicles are makers of high-end luxury SUVs. The Rhino GX is their
top of the line model and looks like something
you’re more likely to see on the battlefield
instead of the city streets. Based around a Ford F450
Super Duty pickup chassis, the body is made from
dual layer rolled steel with a roll cage structure. Buyers have the choice of either
a 6.7-liter V8 turbo diesel or a 6.8-liter V10 gas engine, both paired with a five-speed
automatic transmission. Inside is room to seat four people with almost everything
covered in hand-sewn leather. The whole thing measures
just under 18 feet long, eight feet wide, and
seven and a half feet tall with a dry weight of 10,000 pounds. And that’s just the standard
model with no upgrades. (light music) – [Woman] Number three. – [Reacher] Even if you’re
not an automobile person, the name Carroll Shelby
should still ring a bell. His name is world renowned with racing and automotive design, so it stands to reason that anything with his moniker attached
to it is going to be top of the line and almost
certainly limited in quantity. The 2018 Shelby Ford F150
is no exception to this, having just 500 models
available worldwide. Devolro is a Miami-based company in the business of vehicle customization. So when they decided to
take on the Shelby F150 as a project it became another example of the dedication and skillset
that goes into creating these one-of-a-kind masterpieces. They started with a complete
tear down of the interior and other major components, which allowed them to
coat the entire truck in LINE-X bed liner. After this they threw on
a custom grill, bumpers, fender flares, and rims
with 35-inch tires. The customized interior includes handmade carbon fiber inserts as well as handcrafted
Alcantara leather and suede, taking around 250 hours just
for this part of the project. (light music) – [Woman] Number two. – [Reacher] Conquest Vehicle
is a Canadian company specializing in the design and manufacture of armored luxury SUVs. So much so that they’ve
limited the production of their flagship vehicle, the Knight XV, to just 100 units. Built on a Ford F550 Super Duty chassis, the body is composed of
ballistic hardened steel as well as having ballistic
fiberglass bumpers and fenders. Tinted armor glass up to
two and a half inches thick is used throughout for the
windows and moon roof panels. The cabin offers seating
for up to six people, having handcrafted leather
and ultra suede seats, carbon fiber dash inserts,
and touchscreen consoles in the front and rear. Each hand-built vehicle takes
about 4,000 hours to complete, measuring in at 19 and a half feet long, eight feet wide, and
eight and a half feet high with a curb weight around 13,000 pounds. (light music) The MDX Defender 110 from Matzker KFZ is another example of a vehicle that easily reaches
the standard of quality that the phrase German
engineering refers to. Along with a small kitchen in back, an added sleeping area can
be found in the pop top roof. Using a Land Rover
Defender 110 as its base, the final product ends up
16 feet long, six feet wide, and seven and a half feet
tall while weighing in at a mere 132 pounds heavier
than the stock Defender for a total of 4800 pounds. (light music) – [Woman] Number one. – [Reacher] This final entry
looks like it was designed by the same people who
came up with the look for the stealth fighter. This is a stark contrast to the interior, where you’ll find luxuriousness
on a level unheard of in today’s vehicles. Throw in the price tag, which makes this the most
expensive SUV in the world, and the name becomes even more fitting. Although every Karlmann King is unique as it is built from the ground
up to each buyer’s standards, it does start with a Ford F550 chassis and a 6.8-liter V10 engine, producing up to 398 horsepower. You might need a bigger
garage to park it in, as it runs about 20 feet
long, eight feet wide, and eight feet high. The all-black exterior, which seems to be the norm
among these types of vehicles, comes with the option of armored plating, creating an increase in the curb weight from 9900 to 13,000 pounds. The downside to that is even
without the added weight it tops out at 87 miles per hour, so there won’t be any
Fast and Furious moments out on the highway. The previously mentioned luxury interior has seating for a total of four people and offers features
such as large screen TVs touchscreen controls, retractable tables, and specialty upholstery. Each one is currently made in Italy with an estimated delivery
time of nine to 15 months. (light music) Okay folks, now that
you’ve seen the video, would you consider buying
any of these vehicles. If so, how far off road could you see yourself going considering the cost. Personally I think that if
you’re not out in the mud then why even drive it? But that’s just me. Feel free to throw in your two
cents in the comments below. I’m Reacher, and we’ll
see you on the next one. (light upbeat music) – Hey everyone, and
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civilization behind to reconnect with nature doesn’t
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  1. Aton… Hands down! I've checked their stuff just few years ago & it seems their not stopping the innovation!!!

  2. I might buy them all if you are willing to offer atleast 75% discount on it, going by the current situation of misery, hostility and recession in economy they might not be many rich people left to buy these awesome vehicles.

  3. We're at a point where we don't need to tame the wild frontier any more than it's already been tamed. We need to get off our butts and onto our feet or just leave "the frontier" as it is. We don't need to drive everywhere we go. A big part of the use of vehicles like these is that they're used on public lands and their use on private lands is destructive enough.

  4. Seems the Jeep Wrangler makes a base for many on the list, I just wish Chrysler as well as these custom builders would dump that weak 3.6L V6.

  5. After watching this, the deep lizard primal stem of my brain got a chubby….πŸ€€πŸ€€πŸ€€πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ₯“πŸ₯“πŸ₯“πŸ˜œπŸ€ͺ😜πŸ€ͺ😜 very Cool Video. Thanks for sharing.

  6. The first commercially produced SUV was the Willys Wagon Fourwheel drive designed by Brook Stevens who went on to design the other vehicles such as the Gladiator and J Series.

  7. hi, the Karlmann King SUV (slither utility vehicle) looks like it was made for our serpent overlords…:-) I personally like the Aton, Russian truck and offroad makers are really into robust things that float. and I think I want an anti-EMP protection package as that is coming to a world near us soon.

  8. The Dutch is definetly the most interresting as I see it!
    Although the Russian that has similar features could possibly beat it, if they went with a far more powerful engine!

  9. There you are! Where you guys been? Good to see you back! I’d adapt every single one you showed in one way or another! Not a one here stands out this time booooo. I enjoy all your hard work anyway, if nothing else I DO get a good laugh at every video! Still, my bucket list: sit at the table reviewing all with the entire staff!!! I’ll bring brownies and blondies you brew the coffee πŸ˜β€οΈπŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘β€οΈcomment back with your question, I KNOW you wanna know what’s a blondie !!! Fricken autocorrect want to turn blondie into bloodie *#€^%#!!!

  10. That last vehicle looks like a spastic blind child and a old lady with dementia and tourette syndrome partnered on the design of the thing

  11. Mr. Reacher – please stop showing me ridiculously impractical vehicles that I must sell a kidney or turn a celebrity out to get (neither strategy is off the table, BTW). Thank you for your support in this matter.

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  12. I wonder who these vehicles are aimed at? Post apocalyptic prepper/survivalist millionaires with access to an unlimited supply of usable fuel is my guess.

  13. The only one I would ever consider buying is a Land Rover like that Defender as it's so much more practical, cheaper to run, plus it's not black & going to turn into an oven during our Aussie Summer!

  14. Jeep Wagoneer and International Travelall. I was 15 and I was riding with my Aunt and she had a front tire blow out and I was definitely impressed on how she kept the old International on the road.

  15. Awesome piece! I would take exception with your #2 choice though. All the others were rough, tuff, solid vehicles. Then you toss in what amounts to a 4wd RV?? That smacks of product placement.

  16. I could see myself throwing money away on one of these since I live near Hollywood and it is β€œcool” to show off your toys cruising Sunset Blvd. and Rodeo drive then head to all the mountain trails and sand dunes we have then head to the Rubicon trails!

  17. When I think about original SUVs. I remember a story an elderly customer of ours told about her father's 1927 flint and how they would drive all over Australia, and how her dad once turned it into a truck to cart sandstone blocks and built his house, then stuck the body back on and off they went again round the country. She still had the flint, and we rebuilt the engine and got it going so she could take one last drive on her 90th birthday. That was a good day.

  18. My two cents of NU-SENSE is the old chestnut"maybe. when i win the lotto"but even then it wouldn't be one of the behemoth paranoia TANKS!,but the great looking and speckled Jeep wranglers. But why buy customised when a Bowler O/R racer comes born that way,they definitely are Interesting beasts tho so as par usual Minds eye delivers…Thanks Mr R.

  19. #5 & #1 were the only ones I didn't like the looks of. The 6 wheel Jeep is gorgeous but U left the 6 wheel Mercedes pick up (the old Gwagon & new concept more rounded new pick up), & the 1 that is a 6 wheel Ford out! Those definitely belongs on this list.

  20. I love them all it’s pretty fascinating what you guys find love watching the channel keep up the good workπŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘

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