Jeep Wrangler to Excess: Meet the Rezvani Tank
This military-inspired, 500-HP SUV will help you escape the zombie apocalypse in a hurry.
“I own a Tank.” That has a nice ring to it, doesn’t it? It sure carries some weight in everyday conversation, even if we’re talking about an SUV instead of a tracked, 100-ton behemoth.
California’s Rezvani has announced that it will begin selling the Tank, a rippling military-inspired SUV. The coachbuilder famous for its angular Beast sports car has spared no expense (nor excess) with it, either.
The Tank sports the same 6.4-liter HEMI V8 found in a number of Chrysler SRT products. That’s good for about 500 horsepower, which should give ample ability for highway merging or for escaping zombie hoards off the beaten path. Driver-selectable four-wheel drive helps you dodge soccer moms or the undead with the same ease.
With a $178,000 price tag, the Wrangler-based Tank carries a number of military-style enhancements. Those include a sleek, stealth-like body, heads-up display, high-intensity LED lighting, and night vision.
Oh, and optional the bullet-resistant armor, B6 glass, Kevlar body panels, and Kevlar fuel tank. Those are also a bit more military-inspired than anything Jeep offers.
In reality, this modified Jeep represents the vested interests of, say, Popular Warlord Magazine’s target demographic. Big horsepower for runs to your remote fortified compound? Check. Able to withstand forceful coup attempts? Check. Hopefully, that Kevlar fuel tank carries a bit more than the stock amount, but it checks out otherwise.
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Of course, if you’re not running a banana republic, you could also just use it off-road. Rezvani will offer two off-road packages. To class it up a bit, Rezvani added powered rear suicide doors (like a Rolls Royce) and their own seats. Motor Authority reports the company is expected to offer two more engine options on either side of the 6.4-liter V8. Since they’re using a Wrangler platform, expect a Pentastar V6 on the options list. Hopefully, they also include a supercharged 707-horsepower Hellcat V8.
Even with a hefty price tag, a $1,000 deposit will reserve your Rezvani Tank. The company expects deliveries will begin later this year.