For 2017, Dodge is rolling out a new variant of the Challenger. The new GT model will be the first 2-door American muscle car offered with all-wheel-drive. So instead of parking it in storage when the snow starts to fly, you can just swap tires to the snow sneakers and keep cruising. The GT also offers heated leather seats for those cold winter mornings.
The High Desert special edition package for Chevy’s Silverado 1500 offers a trunk-like storage system in the bed with compartments you can move & configure to suit your needs. A hard tonneau cover is also integrated into the design as well as sail-shaped panels and roll bar-like trim behind the cab; recalling the now discontinued Avalanche.
Everyone can agree that the Defender is one of the best-looking 4X4s ever made. Regarding mechanics & performance—that’s another story. But ICON fixed it, re-fitting this classic with an all-new 6.2-liter GM Erod V8 & a ¾-ton GM automatic transmission. In the overhaul process they updated & upgraded the grill, interior, and loads of other details.
Land Rover’s ultra-limited Reborn initiative offers 25 prospective customers the opportunity to purchase an original & highly collectible Land Rover Series I directly from Land Rover Classic. These vehicles have been painstakingly restored to original 1948 factory specs by the company’s in-house experts using meticulously sourced classic parts.
As evidenced by these hyper-realistic photo-composite renderings, the classic Ford Bronco could make a return, some believe it could come as soon as 2020. Blending images of the 1st generation 1966 Bronco with images of Ford’s 2004 concept, the team at bronco6g.com have created a very viable looking 6th generation Bronco. Let’s hope it happens.
Turning the F-150 Raptor into even more of a beast was no small feat but that’s what Ford has done for 2017. The new model got a military-grade all aluminum body to shed 500-pounds and it sits on a high strength boxed steel frame. Higher ground clearance, a new 4WD system, 3-inch Fox Racing Shox & a 24-valve, 3.5-liter EcoBoost engine make this big bird badder than ever.
Wyoming-based Legacy Classic Trucks do frame-off, nut & bolt rebuild-restorations of the iconic Dodge Power Wagon, one of the meanest American 4X4’s ever made. They’re now offering 4-door versions, complete with a 480hp Direct Injected 6.2 Liter LT1 V-8, boxed frame, Recaro seats, and heaps more.
Ford is calling the 2016 F-150 Limited a truck that could substitute for a higher end German sedan. It’s Mojave leather everywhere, massaging seats, eucalyptus wood grain, & 360º driver-assist cameras. And yet still an actual truck; powered by a 3.5-liter EcoBoost V6 with 365 horsepower & 420 pound-feet of torque.
If money was no object in building your post apocalypse survival vehicle, you’d likely make something like Action Mobil’s Global XRS 7200; an ultra-offroad RV that will carry you through Mad Max territory in comfort & style. This indestructible, made-to-order beast features a luxurious interior with Bose Sound and a built-in flatscreen as well as a hydraulic rear lift for your motorbike & rooftop solar panels for off-grid power.
The amphibious vehicles from England’s Gibbs Amphitrucks switch from freeway to off-roader to river-runner with the push of a button. The Humdinga model travels at highway speeds & does over 30MPH on water with room for 7. The larger twin-diesel Phibian model can carry up to 15 people & can be set-up with a custom cargo configuration.