It looks like the spawn of a Hummer and the Youabian Puma, it has a 500bhp Hemi V8 and it’s yours for $178,000. Meet the Rezvani Tank, the only family SUV you’ll need if you happen to live in an active war zone.
Rezvani describes the Tank as a “street-legal Xtreme Utility Vehicle” or XUV. And it’s easy to see why - this thing wouldn’t look out of place driving a squad of marines into an alien-infested colony on another planet.
Underneath what we’ll call the bodywork lurks a humble Jeep Wrangler. Power even comes from Jeep family engines, with a V6 turbo in the base model and that headline 6.4-litre Hemi. Whatever’s in the nose though, the Tank sports on-demand four-wheel drive, which has on-road and off-road modes.
The Tank is already a pretty serious piece of off-road kit, but you can spec it to be even more capable. An optional Off-Road pack adds another 15cm to the ride height, with remote reservoir dampers, Dynatrac electronic locking axles and massive 37 x 12.5” off-road tyres.
Need more? Well, there’s an Off-Road Extreme pack with the same lift, but taller tyres, air-locking axles, upgraded dampers and uprated driveshafts.
Other options include FLIR night vision - although the powerful LED light bar might make it redundant - a kevlar fuel tank, military grade run-flat tyres and bulletproof glass. The car has a B6 ballistic protection rating, just in case you run into any AK47 fire in the school car park.
But it’s not all about the harshness of the outside world. The Tank’s interior is getting on for plush and high-tech. If you climb up the automatic opening side steps and in through the suicide rear doors you’ll find seating for five, in hand-stitched leather seats.
There’s a 7.9-inch infotainment display in the centre console, with navigation and access to internet radio apps. The driver gets a neat head-up display too.
Rezvani has pencilled a late 2017 date for first deliveries, with orders being taken now and starting at $178,500 (£135,000).