Amphibious Truck Goes For a Swim
What guy hasn’t dreamed of getting in his truck and being able to conquer any type of terrain? By terrain, I don’t just mean the ground either. Sure, there’s a certain rest you get when you climb over rocks in a lifted jeep, or blast through mud holes in a bog at breakneck speed. However, what if you could navigate through water?
And by navigate I don’t mean by taking one of those silly looking amphibious vehicles out for spin. No, those things just looked like boats with wheels. I’m talking about a genuine truck. A truck that you can drive off of the shoreline and into the water with ease. Something maybe like the truck featured below. Pretty cool stuff, huh?
Those big black, knobby tires are pretty boss! They roll right off of the boat ramp with ease into the uneven terrain of the ocean floor. Granted, it is a sandy bay so obstacles should be few and far between, but you can still tell there are a couple of big rocks and small boulders that he powers over with ease like a true military machine. (more…)
Keep in mind, this truck is not designed to venture out into deep water, but it is certainly able to navigate flooded streets or shallow ponds with ease. Also, sandy, shallow bay
Keep in mind, this truck is not designed to venture out into deep water, but it is certainly able to navigate flooded streets or shallow ponds with ease. Also, sandy, shallow bays in Dubai are not a problem either. Another thing worth mentioning, the driver has no trouble whatsoever steering the vehicle. He is in complete control of that monster as he cruises around the shallow bay. If you are going to do that, why not turn the radio on and blast a few tunes out the window as you drive past your shore mates, right?
Even better, why not park it out several yards in the ocean and let the tailgate down for the ultimate tailgate, beach party experience! I don’t think you will have any trouble whatsoever attracting bikinis if you are behind the wheel of this thing! It seems like a fun vehicle to look at, but at the end of the day you might think it is just a prototype or something of the sort that is not for sale to the general public. Here’s the kicker. You can actually purchase one of these beasts for about $130,000. This is actually a military grade vehicle that has been retrofitted for civilians. Why someone chose to do this we do not know, we are just glad they did! The $130,000 sticker price is a base model, if you can call such a truck like this basic. If you add on armor and other accessories to the base model you can easily top $300,000. However, you will have a one-of-a-kind toy that will make every guy on the planet jealous. I would say that’s a fair trade! The only trouble you might have is convincing your wife that it is a sweet deal. I’m afraid you are on your own with that one!