If you haven’t heard of the Rezvani Tank by now, let’s just say that’s going to change.
It is, as the name suggests, a tank, but it uses a Jeep Wrangler as its basis, and then custom builder, Rezvani Motors, goes to town on it.
With custom body work and engine modification, it’s every bit as capable as its Jeep Wrangler donor vehicle, but just look at it – if this thing doesn’t shout “Get the hell out of my way!” then nothing will.
Inside it’s mostly a Wrangler, with select pieces being enhanced, but from the outside it’s has been cleverly built around the Wrangler Unlimited body with every panel coming in for cosmetic enhancement. Look closely, however, and you can still see Jeep details.
The glass is identical, as are the door surrounds – look past the bits hanging off it and the Wrangler shape starts to come through.
Regardless, it’s a very fresh take on what most converters offer. There was a Rezvani Tank that was unveiled a few weeks ago and that model had a 6.4-litre HEMI V8 shoehorned under the hood. That makes sense given the FCA connection, but now – just in time for the 2018 SEMA show – Rezvani Motors is offering a V6 version.
And yes, it’s the Pentastar V6 that you’ll normally find in a Wrangler – the 3.6-litre naturally aspirated gasoline V6 unit.
The reason? Well, as it always does, it comes down to cost. For the Rezvani Tank V8 you’ll shell out a cool US$178,000. Ouch.
Fear not, those with deep pockets but short arms – the V6 starts at a far more reasonable US$146,000.
Okay, okay, so it’s still not the cheapest thing around but just look at it.
The options list is also daunting. Thermal night vision cameras, military-style run-flat tires, and bullet-proof glass – just the stuff you need for post-apocalyptic living.
Ballistic armor for the body, fuel tank, under-floor pan and radiator as well as gas masks and any other self-defense mechanism you can think of can also be added.
If you’re thinking of buying a vehicle for those post-apocalyptic times, then it’s time to start putting those spare five cent pieces away.