Off-road

Toyota’s 2015 Tundra Baja Truck & Chase Vehicles

Toyota’s 2015 Tundra Baja Truck & Chase Vehicles
Toyota will be headed to the 2014 SEMA show with a new desert racer: the 2015 Tundra TRD Pro Desert Race Truck. And the truck won’t have to take on the heat and dust of the deserts by itself, it will be joined by Baja 1000 Chase Trucks.
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Ford Updates Troller T4 Concept

Ford Updates Troller T4 Concept
Ford is yet again showing off its compact Troller T4, a compact off-road truck destined for the Brazilian market. We first saw the Troller T4 back in June, and it’s looking even better now than it did then. The 4×4 truck, built by Ford subsidiary Troller Veiculos Especiais, has been updated with a two-tone paintjob, as well as enhanced bumpers, and a winch system up front.
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Ford EcoBoost Hot Wheels Rip Rod

Ford EcoBoost Hot Wheels Rip Rod
First shown as a static project car during the 2013 SEMA show, the Hot Wheels Rip Rod looked like something you’d want to have in your toybox when you were a kid. Now, the Rip Rod has been made real.
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Avtoros Shaman 8×8 ATV

Avtoros Shaman 8×8 ATV
We’ve seen a number of extreme off-road vehicles in the past, including the Toyota Hilux 6×6 Willis Resilience Expedition truck, the Mercedes-Benz G63 AMG 6×6, and the enormous Mercedes Unimog KiraVan camper. Now we have a vehicle that taxes the 6×6 two better: the Avtoros Shaman 8×8.
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“RockZilla” Started Life as a Ford Excursion

“RockZilla” Started Life as a Ford Excursion
Like to drive off-road, but don’t want to do it in your everyday SUV or pickup truck? Want to hit the dunes, but don’t want to buy a dedicated sand buggy? Look no further than RockZilla, an insane V-10 powered 4×4 that eats mud for breakfast, sand for lunch, and rocks for dinner. This monster is capable of taking on just about anything you can throw at it.
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2016 Vaylon Pegase: The Flying ATV

2016 Vaylon Pegase: The Flying ATV
Despite its promotional footage looking like something out of a video game, the makers of the Vaylon Pegase are really working on building this unusual vehicle, which combines an off-road buggy with an ultra-light aircraft. The Pegase is designed for driving across a variety of ground terrains, including wet or dry obstacles, and can then can be propelled into flight without need for a long runway.
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A Record-Setting Drive Across Water

A Record-Setting Drive Across Water
While the Mythbusters pretty much debunked the fact that you could walk or run on water, if you’ve got a fast enough vehicle, you can actually drive it across the surface of the water. Icelandic Formula Offroad driver Gudbjørn Grimsson has broken the record for driving on water, hydroplaning across the surface of a small lake with his off-roader.
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Local Motors Rally Fighter for Sale

Local Motors Rally Fighter for Sale
Local Motors is known for building unique and highly capable off-road vehicles. As it turns out, they’re also known for pushing the limits of manufacturing, building one Rally Fighter in just five days at the at the International Manufacturing Technology Show and they are planning to 3D print and assemble another Rally Fighter at the 2014 IMTS.
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The Smart 4×4: The Tiny Rally Car That Couldn’t

The Smart 4×4: The Tiny Rally Car That Couldn’t
In 2013, José Luis Álvarez, a Spanish pilot and motoring enthusiast, had the dream of entering a modified Smart Fortwo into the grueling off-road race, the Dakar Rally. He built the car by mating the Fourtwo’s body with a Polaris XP 900 side-by-side ATV’s chassis and a 90hp engine. 
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Best in the Desert: Vegas to Reno with Nick Woodman

Best in the Desert: Vegas to Reno with Nick Woodman
(NSFW: Language) In this adrenaline-filled video, GoPro CEO Nick Woodman jumps into the Best in the Desert Vegas to Reno race. The crew is still working on the vehicle as it pulls into the event start in Las Vegas the night before.
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Porsche 911 Goes Off-Road

Porsche 911 Goes Off-Road
While Porsche actually has a long history in rally racing, the cars seen in competition have been heavily modified to handle the tough challenges of rocky roads, mud and loose dirt. In the case of this 1983 Porsche 911 SC, it’s barely been touched from stock.
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Formula Offroad Hill Climbing in Norway

Formula Offroad Hill Climbing in Norway
Turns out they don’t just slide their cars around on the snow in Norway. When the ground isn’t completely covered with the white stuff, they get together with their pals from Sweden, Finland and Iceland for some scandinavian sun and sand.
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King of the Hammers: A Punishing Off-Road Race

King of the Hammers: A Punishing Off-Road Race
The King of the Hammers is often referred to as the toughest off-road race in the world. It’s not the longest in length or duration but the course is brutal. The race began a few years ago as a friendly competition between 12 drivers competing for a six pack of beer.
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Toyota Tacoma Polar Expedition Truck for Sale

Toyota Tacoma Polar Expedition Truck for Sale
Those looking for a truck with a difference will want to check out this one-of-a-kind 2010 Toyota Tacoma Concept that was outfitted to handle the most challenging driving conditions on Earth. The 4×4 was used on Discovery’s World’s Toughest Drive, and it took nearly two years to plan out and equip the truck for its dangerous polar missions. 
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The First Off-Road Vehicles

The First Off-Road Vehicles
These days, we take off-road vehicles for granted, but they’ve only been around for about 100 years. The earliest known off-roader was built as a custom job for Russia’s Czar Nicholas II who needed a vehicle that could handle difficult terrain.
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