Rivers ain't no thang
Romania is home to the Transfagarasan Highway, a petrolhead Mecca
which has risen in popularity ever since 3 old boys on some show called Top Gear
hooned a trio of supercars up its winding track. But it is not just
a wonderfully windy road - the vista is to die for
. Mountains cut into the sky as far as the eye can see, flanked by treacherous rivers and swathes of forest.
Rescue floats to the... rescue.
Despite its beauty, sometimes the weather gets bad, and people need saving. In this most challenging of terrain you need something special, and that's where The Rescue
comes in. It's built by Ghe-O Motors in Romania, no doubt inspired by its nation's varied, terrifying scenery. The Rescue can be custom fitted with a range of accessories
to take on whatever Mother Nature has in store.
Like a tank
It can hold nearly 200 gallons of water
for remote fire-fighting, as well as all the necessary pumps and hoses. Crossing rivers or flooded landscapes won't even stop the Rescue, as the wheels can be fitted with pneumatic balloons
that keep it afloat. Snow? 'Snow' problem! Just chuck massive tracks
on the back and you'll be riding the white stuff with ease.
This Land Rover lives. Because Rescue.
The 3.2-tonne Rescue is powered by petrol engines that put out up to 500bhp
, or diesels chugging 300bhp
Despite the desperately cheesy intro to this promotional video, we still want one. A lot. This definitely makes it into our post-apocalyptic dream garage.