Let's be honest, your RV is pretty great, letting you feel at home just about anywhere the roads take you — but there are some things it just can't handle, like a blizzard, off road excursion, or fording a river. But with the Mercedes-Benz Zetros 6×6 Vehicle, you don't need roads to get where you're going, thanks to its all-wheel drive capabilities, six massive all-terrain tires, and 7.2-liter six-cylinder in-line engine producing 326 horsepower. Billed as the ultimate hunting and expedition vehicle, it comes outfitted with a quad-bike that deploys out of a ramp in the rear. And for after the hunt, the inside is luxuriously appointed, sporting everything from a marble bathroom to a 46-inch TV.
The standard Tacoma is one tough truck — but if you're trying to make it to the South Pole, you're going to need something a bit beefier. Something like this Toyota Tacoma Polar Expedition Truck. Built specifically for that purpose, this truck made the run to the South Pole and back in just under 40 hours. Special features include a supercharged 4L V6 engine, a specially-tuned transmission, a suspension and undercarriage from Marconi, a steel body, four racing seats, an engine heater, upgraded batteries, a solar panel, and seven (!) fuel tanks with a total capacity of roughly 330 gallons — so while you won't have to fill up often, it's going to be brutal when you do.
You've already seen Ken Block tearing up tarmac — and his fair share of tires — in his hot Ford Focus ST, but he'll be tormenting a different kind of surface in his newest toy, the Ford F-150 RaptorTrax. Based on an F-150 SVT Raptor, the RaptorTrax takes it to the next level with a Whipple supercharger and Mattracks replacing each of the wheels (essentially turning it into a snowcat on steroids). A roll cage, Recaro racing seats in the front and bed, a winch, a snowboard rack, and a roof basket make this the ultimate way to access snowy backcountry. Now all we need is a video of Block getting this thing a little sideways.
If you're in the market for the ultimate overland expedition vehicle with style to spare, look no further than the Filson x AEV Brute Double Cab Jeep ($130,000). Based on AEV's excellent double cab Jeep conversion, this collaboration combines all the badass qualities of the Brute, with a custom forest green paint job, Filson's signature leather and dry finish tin cloth upholstery, badges, and a set of rugged twill bags. It's powered by a massive 6.4-liter variable valve timing V8, and features a cored composite truck bed, double cab hardtop, custom rocker guards, bumpers, instruments, off road lights, 17-inch alloy wheels, 35-inch mud tires, and so much more.
Call us high maintenance if you want, but we prefer our hotrods with a classically-minded exterior and a completely-modern everything else — a smooth ride, performant drivetrain, and reliable electronics. Similarly-minded ICON (who seem to be on quite the roll lately) just announced the Icon Thriftmaster Truck ($250,000), a Chevy 3100-based piece of lust-worthy automotive art. Powered by an available Magnuson supercharged 5.3-liter small block V8 producing 435 horsepower and 458 lb-ft of torque, with all-wheel ABS-equipped disc brakes, independent front suspension, a four-link solid rear axle, and a six-speed Tremec manual trans, this truck is made to move, handle, and stop. Add to that an all-LED lighting system, matted interior for a quieter ride, beautiful upholstery, a split bench seat, power windows and locks, as well as a touchscreen control panel, and you get a gorgeous vintage truck with all the advantages of a modern vehicle.
When you want the performance of a modern truck, but don't like the bulky appearance of most trucks today, sometimes the only option is to go with a rebuilt classic like the Legacy Dodge Carryall ($160,000) (from the guys who brought you this). After completing a stage three restoration — returning these trucks to the way they looked coming off the factory floor — they undergo an impressive modernization. They feature an updated interior with modern safety and climate features, as well as modern suspension, brakes, and power train (choose from a 425 horsepower V8 or a 3.9-liter Cummins turbo diesel). They're each finished off with a beautiful rotisserie paint job, in colors like flame red and army gloss green.
Own a rare piece of German racing history, the 1964 Volkswagen Pick-up With Porsche Formula V ($TBA). Both vehicles have been completely and carefully restored, making them a perfect show piece, or a vintage race driver's dream. The featherweight Porsche Formula V — based on a pre-1963 VW Beetle, and powered by a 1.2-liter engine producing 40hp — can reach speeds up to 100mph, and is fully-race-ready. The pick-up has an upgraded 200hp 2.4-liter engine, making it a capable transport truck restored to concours quality. [Scouted by Erik]
Okay, okay — so Superman doesn't need a whole lot of help getting around. But unless you've gained the power to fly, you probably still need some wheels. The Ram Man Of Steel Truck ($TBA) should suffice. This one-of-a-kind Power Wagon features a Dark Ceramic Gray paint job with a high-gloss black roof, anodized red grille accents, forged aluminum, satin-black 17-inch off-road wheels, and a custom wrap inspired by Superman's suit. Inside, you'll find Pewter leather seats with custom mesh inserts based on the suit, and anodized red accents on the doors, steering column, radio, and seats. Oh, and Superman logos on the grille, tailgate, seats, and console. If you're still interested, keep an eye out for an auction to come later this year.
You'd surely need to jump through some hoops to get your hands on one, but if you're looking for the ultimate off-road-capable stuff carrier, the Mercedes-Benz Unimog ($TBA) is worth a look. Completely redesigned, the new Unimog is available in a dizzying ten different models, all of which offer features like a lower center of gravity, high ground clearance, axle articulation of up to 30°, LED headlights, improved cabins with greater visibility, multifunction steering wheels, and a tire inflation system that lets you choose the appropriate pressure for the terrain.
Yes, it's exactly what you think it is. Like the company's long-running series of suped-up Mustangs, the Shelby Raptor ($18,000 and up, not inlcuding the SVT Raptor) takes Ford's already beastly truck to the next level. The package includes a 2.9L supercharger and a Shelby Borla exhaust that combine to boost the V8's output from 411 to 575 hp, optional custom wheels with 35-in Goodrich All-Terrain tires, and your choice of three graphics kits, one of which looks like it was inspired by the cover of a 1990's graphic novel. So don't choose that one.
We're not sure who it's really for — multi-millionaires with secret lairs miles away from the nearest road, perhaps? — but we do know it's badass. The Mercedes-Benz G63 AMG 6×6 (£350,000; roughly $525,000) is the biggest, most rugged offroader Stuttgart's ever produced. As the name suggests, it features six wheels for increased traction, a twin-turbocharged 5.5L AMG V8 cranking out 536hp, a seven-speed automatic transmission, and all-wheel drive. It's not all rugged capability, though, with an interior that features copious amounts of leather and Alcantara, sports seats, and other luxurious appointments. Just don't expect to see too many of them — word has it there's only going to be 20-30 built each year. [via]
It's far from new, but it's also far from ordinary. The Legacy Power Wagon ($120,000-$170,000) is a living, driving legend. Handcrafted by auto artisans in Wyoming, the Power Wagon is completely restored from its humble Dodge roots, and offers your choice of a 2- or 4-door configuration, a V8 or Turbo Diesel engine, manual or automatic transmission, and a variety of wheel sizes. You also get a modern interior, A/C, a custom dash and control panel, Dynatrac rear and Dana front axles, four-wheel disc brakes, power steering, and a bunch of other goodies that weren't available on the original. Oh, and don't forget the winch.