Six of the best 6X6s

Six of the best 6X6s

WHEN news and pics surfaced last week of the Hennessey Performance-tuned F-150 VelociRaptor 6x6, we started thinking about the best 6x6 rigs. So, here are six of the best 6x6s:

Hennessey Performance Velociraptor sideHENNESSEY PERFORMANCE VELOCIRAPTOR
Let’s start with the rig that inspired this list.

US tuner Hennessey Performance has sprinkled its magic touch over the yet-to-hit-the-market V6 Ford F-150 Raptor to create one hell of a machine.

Highlights of the 6x6 concept – priced from a whopping US$295,000 – include a tweaked EcoBoost engine that generates more than 600 ponies (450kW), and an extra driven axle at the rear.

It also includes: 6x6 locking rear axles, upgraded Fox suspension, upgraded 20-inch wheels and off-road tyres, special front and rear bumpers, a rollbar, and LED lights.

A 600hp+ upgrade (US$22,500) will also be available, and includes upgraded twin turbochargers, stainless-steel exhaust mods, upgraded front-mounted air-to-air intercooler, and a retuned factory computer.

Jeep wrangler hell hog drivingWILD BOAR OFF-ROAD’S JEEP WRANGLER HELLHOG
What do you get when you transplant a wild Hellcat V8 into a 6x6 Jeep Wrangler? A ridiculous off-roader that costs in excess of US$300,000!

The Hellhog’s blown Hemi pushes out enormous grunt (562kW/915Nm) thanks to the help of Dakota Customs, who fettled the boost and tune.

Heavy-duty Mopar Dana 44 diffs were required front and rear to cater for the surge in performance. These work in tandem with a Ford nine-inch pass-through diff.

Plenty more work has been put into this unbelievable machine. Read the Jeep Wrangler Hellhog's full review here. 

APV 79-series battle landcruiser front79 SERIES BATTLE CRUISER
We just couldn’t leave out APV’s deadly long-range patrol vehicle (LRPV).

With an overall length of 6.7m, APV’s 79 Series LandCruiser LRPV dwarves a stock 79 – and the battle-ready Cruiser’s 4.5-litre V8 has no issues lugging the rig’s heavy 4700kg kerb weight.

Plus it’s got its own 360-degree weapons ring! Full the APV LandCruiser review here.

MDT SOUTHERN SCORPION frontMDT SOUTHERN SCORPION
GEELONG-based Multi Drive Technology engineered a 6x6 from a new LC79 double cab-chassis.

In-house jobs done to the Southern Scorpion include MDT’s six-wheel-drive conversion, a chassis stretch, widened rear track, and a fabricated styleside body.

For a rig like the Southern Scorpion, you’re looking at about $180K. Read the complete review here.

MERCEDES-BENZ AMG G63 rearMERCEDES-BENZ AMG G63
AMG’s G63 AMG 6x6 first broke cover back in 2013.

The left-hand-drive-only rig was produced in extremely limited numbers and wears an incredibly expensive price tag – when it was launched that number was in excess of $550,000.

A 5.5-litre V8 generates 400kW/760Nm and launches the monster to 100km/h in 5.9 seconds.

MERCEDES-BENZ G-WAGEN frontMERCEDES-BENZ G-WAGEN
In 2007, the Australian Defence Force ordered a mix of this purposely designed war rig in 4x4 and 6x6 configurations. In 2012, vehicles began entering service.

The all-terrain reconnaissance warrior is powered by Merc’s 3.0-litre turbo-diesel engine.

The 6x6 version has a payload capacity of 3000kg. It’s fitted with a front weapon mount and rear weapon ring.

PHOTO CREDIT: www.military-today.com 

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