Germany-based Stone Offroad Design’s SOD Rise 4×4 just might be the most luxurious expedition vehicle yet, but it comes at a hefty price, $1-million USD or so. It’s based on the Mercedes-Benz Unimog U5032 truck, complete with a removable camper module that is basically a tiny home on wheels.
Don’t let its off-road looks fool you, the sleek Jeep Wrangler Rubicon 392 Concept is powered by a 6.4-liter V-8 engine with 392 cubic inches of displacement generating 450 horsepower and 450 lb.-ft. of torque, enabling it to hit 60 mph in under five seconds. With that said, it still has unmatched 4×4 capability, thanks to Dana 44 axles, a full-time two-speed transfer case, a Jeep Performance Parts two-inch factory lift kit, electric front / rear-axle lockers, and massive 37-inch mud-terrain tires.
Florida-based TR3 Performance went above and beyond with their custom Jeep Gladiator build. They not only swapped out the standard 285hp 3.6-liter V6 for a Hellcat-sourced 707hp 6.2-liter supercharged V8, but added lots of off-road upgrades as well, including a new DV8 front bumper, fenders, inner fenders, locking hood downs as well as rear rack.
The Tomcar TX appears to be something you’d expect to see on the battlefield, and that’s because this vehicle was originally developed for Israeli special forces operatives. However, this UTV (utility vehicle) can be purchased by civilians and used to go off-road or even rock crawling. Available in TX4 (4-seat), TX3 (2-seat) with a large tray, or TX5 (2-seat) that has a smaller tray as well as a shorter wheelbase, all of the models are built on a welded-up steel frame chassis designs that incorporates a roll cage, aluminum skid tray underside protection the entire underside, and adjustable four-wheel independent suspension.
Poland-based Carlex Design specializes in manufacturing automotive / aviation / marine interiors, equipment, and even body kits for cars. Their latest project vehicle is based on the Mercedes-Benz X-Class pickup truck, and it’s definitely no slouch. It showcases their state-of-the-art materials and craftsmanship to the highest degree.