Looking to hire your own personal army, or just big enough of a dick that you fear an assassination attempt? Ride in safety and style in the Hennessey VelociRaptor APV ($TBA). Based on the Ford Raptor Super Crew and able to withstand small arms fire, this Armored Performance Vehicle can also get you out of harm's way — and fast — thanks to a supercharged 6.2L V8 pumping out 575 hp. Other optional features include seating for up to eight, satellite TV, high-speed internet, and the ability to be mistaken for a senator, president, drug lord, or some other person of great importance/power/wealth/mulletude.
It's not the most exciting vehicle we've ever written about, but if you need to haul around a whole car load of family members, gear, or both, the new 2011 Dodge Durango ($TBA) is certainly practical. Powered by either a 3.6L V6 or a 5.7L Hemi V8 with a fuel-sipping four-cylinder mode, the all-new SUV boasts a new, decidedly better-looking body, a more luxurious interior, the ability to go 500 miles on a single tank of gas, keyless entry, and 22 different seating configurations to ensure that no matter who or what you're carrying, the new Durango will be ready — unlike that shiny Firebreather you've had your eyes on.
We're not sure exactly why the average off-roader would need a military-spec vehicle, but if you crave the toughest 4x4 around, consider the AEV J8 MILSPEC Jeep (approx. $50,000). Available in four-door or Scrambler-esque two door models, powered by either a 2.8L TurboDiesel or 5.7L HEMI V-8 — installed by a local dealer — and tons of upgrades like a reinforced body and frame, Dana front and rear axles, Dodge Ram brakes, black steel wheels, and a hood-mounted snorkel hooked to a hard core air filter capable of running five hours in a dust storm. Available in all of two colors, are we're guessing you probably tan already know green what they are.