Archive for the ‘off road’ Category

PostHeaderIcon Ford Bronco Wagon by Jay Leno, Ford Performance, LGE-CTS, and SEMA Garage

With a modern Ford Bronco just around the corner, TV personality and car collector Jay Leno gave new life to a first-generation Bronco Wagon with help from Ford Performance and various aftermarket tuning shops. Shown to the public at the 2019 SEMA Show, this Bronco retains the looks of the original SUV, but it features modern underpinnings with a supercharged V-8 built by Ford Performance. The story behind the vehicle is quite interesting, as it was left for Jay Leno as a joke by fellow TV host Craig Ferguson. Leno kept the vehicle in his garage unrestored until he decided that it deserves a new life.

Various companies and shops contributed to the project, starting with Ford Performance, FoMoCo’s very own performance division. Kincer Chassis, Dennis Carpenter Ford Restoration Parts, SEMA Garage, and LGE-CTS Motorsports.

PostHeaderIcon Ford Ranger Rambler by RTR

Ford teamed up with RTR to tag-team the
2020 Ranger and has brought two fine examples to the 2019 SEMA show. One of those concepts was the Ranger RTR, and the other is the Ranger RTR Rambler. While the Ranger RTR is already up for sale, will the Rambler prove that it has what it takes to makes its way to the showroom floor? Let’s take a look at what the Ford Ranger Rambler by RTR is all about!

PostHeaderIcon The New 2021 Ford Bronco Debuts in 2020 – Here’s When We’ll See It

Ford Motor Company has decided to give out the details about the launch of the new 2021 Ford Bronco in a small teaser video. The SUV will be coming in the spring of 2020, and with it comes an all-new logo in the video.

There is no denying that the upcoming Ford Bronco is the most anticipated vehicle in the U.S. at the moment. It has been in the news constantly for almost a year now, and it was spotted wearing camouflage a couple of times in the last few months. Leaked information and confirmated has stoked the fire even more. Now, it looks the big day of its reveal is finally set in stone.
Are we hyped about it? Hell yeah!

PostHeaderIcon You Can Buy Two Ford F-150 Raptors for the Price of a Bollinger B1 or B2

Bollinger finally announced the prices and the production details for the all-electric, off-road Bollinger B1 (SUV) and B2 (pickup). The company revealed that the two off-roaders will be priced at $125,000 or double the cost of a fully decked-out Ford F-150 Raptor, which starts out at $52,885. This comes as a bit of a surprise because the previous speculation hinted at a starting price of a notch under the six-digit figure. Will Bollinger be able to move these twins as expected, given the slightly higher price tag?

PostHeaderIcon A Modded Ford F-150 Raptor and a Stripped Down Jeep Wrangler Head to the Drag Strip and We Didn’t Expect the Outcome

There are two things we can never get tired of – calling Trump a pumpkin and watching pickup trucks go at each other in a drag race. The folks at Carwow are here with another drag race, this time involving the two iconic American trucks – the Jeep Wrangler and the Ford F-150 Raptor. Hold on; there’s a twist. While the Wrangler comes in stock form, the F-150 Raptor doesn’t. Will this tilt the scales in the Blue Oval’s favor?

PostHeaderIcon An Unlikely SUV Showed Up in HBO’s Watchmen This Week

In the age of Netflix and chill, carmakers (as any other company out there) redirect huge chunks of their marketing budgets towards TV series that would display some of their products for a given number of episodes. This is called product placement and there’s not a single show out there that hasn’t done it at least once. We’ve seen Toyota flaunting the 2020 Camry in Jessica Jones and we’ll see the Supra get a lot of screen time in the upcoming Fast and Furious movie. However, a very special and equally rare and expensive SUV made an appearance in HBO’s Watchmen this week and we simply had to show it to you.

PostHeaderIcon You Can Buy Two Ford Ranger Raptors for the Price of a Bollinger B1 or B2

Bollinger has finally announced the prices and the production details for the Bollinger B1 and B2 electric off-roaders. The company revealed that the trucks will be priced at $125,000. This comes as a bit of a surprise because speculations earlier hinted at a starting price of a notch under the six-digit figure. Will Bollinger be able to move these twins as expected, given the slightly higher price tag?

PostHeaderIcon A Michigan Jeep Dealer Turned the Gladiator Into a CJ-8 Scrambler and It’s Awesome

The last time we heard of the Jeep Scrambler was at this year’s Easter Jeep Safari when the automaker brought it along with other Gladiator-based concepts. Now, a Michigan dealer has paid tribute to the iconic model by turning a 2020 Gladiator into a CJ-8 Scrambler. The truck comes with the famous orange stripes and decals running across the body. It’s also priced a little high considering the changes made, but who are we to complain if we get to see this beauty on the roads?

PostHeaderIcon The GM Defense ISV is One Bad Ass Chevy Colorado

GM Defense is General Motors’ wing that makes military vehicles. The company has some impeccable vehicles that cater to the needs of troops, and now, it has come out with a new prototype for an Infantry Squad Vehicle. This prototype is based on the Chevy Colorado ZR2, and the company has customized the truck as per the U.S. military’s requirements. This is just a prototype for now, though, and if it fits the bill, GM Defense could land a big order from the military. Do you think this will get the job done?

PostHeaderIcon A Suzuki Jimny Takes on the Mercedes G-Class and Jeep Wrangler – Who Wins?

This is the ultimate battle of the boxy off-roaders. The folks at Carwow pitted the Suzuki Jimny, the Jeep Wrangler, and the Mercedes G-Class against each other in a series of off-road tests to determine which off-roader would actually come out triumphant. Although all the three SUVs share similar styling cues – the boxy design mostly – and are pure off-roaders at their core, they cater to different customer bases altogether. Which SUV do you think won the battle?

PostHeaderIcon Jeep’s Return to Military Service Could Go Through The Gladiator Pickup

It’s safe to say that the Gladiator is winning a lot of fans over, and if the pickup’s momentum continues, the Gladiator’s fanbase could grow to include the United States Military. This, folks, is the Jeep Gladiator XMT. It’s a military-grade light tactical concept vehicle that was built by Jeep in partnership with AM General, the same company that made the Humvee, which later spawned the road-legal Hummer H1 back in the early 1990s. As popular as the Jeep Gladiator has become, it is a bit of a letdown that the coolest and most awesome version of the pickup won’t be available to the public. Then again, if it’s going to be used to defend our country, then we’re all for that. The Jeep Gladiator XMT made its debut at AUSA, the annual meeting exposition of the Association of the U.S. Army.

PostHeaderIcon Land Rover Defender 6×6 Black Mamba by Classic Overland

The 2020 Land Rover Defender was recently launched, and it was well-received by world. The Defender is one of the toughest off-roaders we have seen even in the past. So much so, in fact, that aftermarket companies took it in as their guinea pig and worked on it in various different ways. Here’s one such company called Classic Overland that turned this beast into something extraordinary. The 6×6 Defender is the ultimate off-roader that will conquer anything and everything in its path. But, where will you take this?

PostHeaderIcon Watch Someone Jump a Ford F-150 Raptor 90 Feet to Its Death

Have you ever seen trucks jump on dirt tracks? Of course you did. Those cars, however are the monsters that equipped to ‘fly’. However, here’s one person – who I’m going to refer to as ‘God’s child’ because he is so very special – who thought that even a regular truck that’s meant to roll over the roads can take flight.

What do you think happened? His black beauty went up in the air and crash-landed before being paralyzed with damage all around the body and some internal ones as well that we are not aware of. Fortunately, God’s child came out safe.

PostHeaderIcon You Can Now Order the 2020 Jeep Wrangler JL With a Diesel, But The Cost Is Almost Unbearable

Well, this is some big news that will interest all the Jeep Wrangler fans out there. JLWranglerForums has received a scoop on the pricing of the diesel engine option. As it turns out, the famed 3.0-liter EcoDiesel engine will be available as optional on the 2020 Jeep Wrangler JL for $6,000.

This includes the price of the eight-speed automatic gearbox as well. But there’s a catch. Although the premise of this engine making its way under the hood of the Wrangler is exciting at the onset, we are utterly disappointed that this engine cannot be mated to a manual transmission. Come on, Jeep. Why can’t you let us have the cake and eat it too this one time?

PostHeaderIcon Jeep Gladiator by FiftyTen

The Jeep Gladiator changed the way the compact pickup market was looked at. We finally have a hardcore truck that is as versatile as any other truck it competes against. We’ve covered the Gladiator as a daily driver, an off-roader, and a work truck; but, how about as an adventure truck? We guess this was the only thing left on the list.

Here’s FiftyTen, a German company that makes camping gear. The company recently teased a foldable camping gear earlier this year, and now, it has revealed the product by shelling out some details on the Gladiator-based camper that will make its debut over the coming weekend.

PostHeaderIcon Off-Roading Tips and Tricks From the Jeep Experts

Off-roading is no easy job. Let’s get that straight right off the bat. But since practice makes perfect, we though we’d give you a head start with a handful of expert-provided tips and tricks that will keep you on top of your game off the beaten path.

It doesn’t even matter what kind of off-roader you’re taking on your weekend adventures. It doesn’t have to be a Jeep and it can certainly be your vintage Land Rover Defender that your father used to take for the occasional mud bath. But if you want to make the best out of your weekend into the wild and avoid nasty situations as well as keep your vehicle in tip-top shape, then these tips and tricks are worth remembering and applying.

PostHeaderIcon Mercedes 250GD Wolf by Expedition Motor Company

Mercedes G-Wagen is a legend in itself. It started off as a military vehicle, but has been in production since 1979. The SUV is adored by people all across the globe, be it the older models, or the latest. Here’s one classic 1992 G-Wagen that has been restored by Expedition Motor Company. The restomod is a good project as a wholesome and we are quite happy with the result. The SUV has literally been ripped apart and everything its chassis is new. Let’s take a look at how it has turned out.

PostHeaderIcon Driving the New Jeep Wrangler JL on a Harsh Off-Road Course Is a Confidence Boosting Experience

The newJeep Wrangler JL has been around for some time but we had the chance to put it to (hard) work where it belongs the most: that is, way off the beaten path. So we were handed a couple of Wrangler JL Saharas and encouraged to roam freely on an obstacle course that made sure neither we or the cars had it easy. Here’s what we can report in the wake of this off-roading experience.

PostHeaderIcon Chevrolet C8 Corvette C8R Picture Gallery

The Chevy C8 Corvette Convertible has made its debut, but Chevy decided to surprise us by showing off the all-new Chevy C8 Corvette C8.R at the same time. The car we see here is No.4, but there’s also a No. 3 car that wears a yellow primary color with silver accents – basically the opposite of No. 4 – that hardens back to the GTLM Racing Corvettes that we’ve enjoyed over the last two decades. There are no specifications available for the C8.R quite yet, but we’ll get to see it make its racing debut at the Rolex 24 at Daytona in January 2020.

PostHeaderIcon Jeep Wrangler Black Hawk Military Edition by Chelsea Truck Company

The Jeep Wrangler is one of the most mod-friendly off-roaders one can buy today. The company itself offers hundreds of accessories and packages through Mopar, but that doesn’t limit other aftermarket companies to work on the Wrangler.

One such company is the U.K.-based Chelsea Truck Company. The company currently works on the Jeep Wrangler, Land Rover Defender, and the Mercedes-Benz G-Class. It makes many iterations of the Wrangler and the Defender, but in this piece, we’ll be looking at the Jeep Wrangler Black Hawk Military Edition.

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