If you love monstrous looking cars you are sure in for a treat. Lately some Alien-ish looking rides have come to fruition, here are our top picks.
6×6 Devel Sixty
Brought to you by the same folks behind the insane Devel Sixteen, the Devel Sixty is an entirely different beast. Essentially a tank with six wheels, this ludicrous vehicle makes vehicles such as the Hennessey VelociRaptor 6×6 and the Mercedes-AMG G63 6×6 look mundane.
Lurking underneath that apocalyptic body is a gargantuan 6.75-liter V8 turbodiesel with 720 horsepower and a mountain-moving 1,000 Newton-meters (738 pound-feet) of torque. Plot twist: the Devel Sixty concept featured in the video is actually a “base model” as there’s also a range-topping version with up to 1,500 hp.
NASA Rover concept
There’s off-roading, and then there’s off-roading on Mars. And from the looks of this concept rover, it’s a vehicle that can handle any terrain on Earth (and beyond).
This sleek, black, monster of a Mars rover is a concept design of a vehicle that might one day transport astronauts across the Red Planet. To me, it looks like “The Martian” met a tank with a “Knight Rider” obsession and spawned a Mars car that runs on awesome.
The rover was built for the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex — a space museum center near the NASA spaceport in Cape Canaveral, Florida — as part of its Summer of Mars program this summer. It will be used “for the purposes of education and inspiration,” Complex representatives explained in an email alert Friday (May 12). [In Photos: Driving on the Moon]
“As with all ‘secret missions,’ we are limited at this point as to what we can reveal about it,” they wrote. “We will share the exciting updates and information very soon.”
According to Business Insider, the concept rover was designed by Marc Parker of Parker Brothers Concepts. It’s 23 feet long (7 meters), 13 feet wide (4 m), 11 feet tall (3.3 m) and weighs an estimated 5,000 lbs. (2,268 kilograms), Business Insider reported.
A quick look at the Visitor Complex’s Summer of Mars website revealed a tantalizing clue. The rover is part of the complex’s new Astronaut Training Experience attraction that’s opening in the fall. And the rover is not staying in Florida this summer! Like any good rover, it’s hitting the open road.
”Check back here for cities and dates of the rover’s East Coast tour this summer!” the website reads.
So, if you live on the East Coast, keep an eye out for this concept Mars rover!