The Rezvani Tank is a Sci-Fi Ready HEMI Wrangler
This 4×4 Mobile Bunker Comes with a Thermal Night Vision Camera for…Reasons
Published October 18, 2017
Remember Rezvani and their Ariel Atom-based sports cars? Apparently, they decided it was time to make a tank, and what better name to call it by, than Tank? Yes, it is actually called the Rezvani Tank. The company describes it as a Tactical Urban XUV (extreme utility vehicle), whatever the hell that means.
Important stuff now.
It has Night Vision. FLIR thermal night vision is only the first feature supposedly tying the Rezvani Tank with military grade hardware. Other features include bulletproof glass, run-flat tires, Kevlar armored body panels, and Kevlar protection around the fuel tank, floor pan, and radiator. So, is this an armored car?
Apparently, you are looking at quite a unique contraption which has some military flavor, but it is actually all civilian. On the hardcore end of the word “civilian” that is.
Rezvani Tank Is A Remodeled Jeep Wrangler Unlimited
Based on top of the Jeep Wrangler Unlimited (not the new one we have all been waiting for), the California-based boutique car maker crafted an all-new interior, unique suspension and integrated special “non-Wrangler” drivetrain. The Tank is garnished with a body one might imagine for the year 2050. As other Rezvani supercars, the Tank is a brainchild of designer Samir Sadikhov. He obviously tied some of the Beast styling features with the XUV, but only for the lights and the grille. After all, these two are dramatically different beasts.
Starting from the outside, the Rezvani Tank takes the off-road ethos to extremes. I cannot say that everyone will like it, but it is obvious this thing is all prepped for extreme off-roading. In fact, Rezvani wanted to make it luxurious for the road, but more than ready for the off-road. They did so by reinventing the suspension linked to the Wrangler Unlimited subframe. Buyers can choose between the Off-Road package or the Off-Road Extreme Package.
Off Road package:
- 6.0-inch lift
- 37-by-12.5-inch knobby tires
- Dynatrac ProRock 44/60 axle set
- Electronically locking differential
- 1350 front and rear driveshafts
- 2.5-inch Fox remote-reservoir shocks
Off Road Extreme package:
- 6.0-inch lift
- 37-by-13.5-inch tires
- Dynatrac ProRock XD60/80 axles with air lockers and an air compressor
- Dynatrac ProGrip front and rear brakes
- 1350 front and 1410 rear driveshafts
- 2.5-inch Fox internal bypass shocks with dual-speed compression adjustment
Serious stuff for sure – all of it works together with part-time four-wheel-drive and a powerful 6.4-liter Mopar HEMI with 500 hp and 430 lb-ft of torque.
The Rezvani Tank is Not Cheap.
The Rezvani Tank is a capable machine, but does it make any sense? Considering its price of $178,500, it is not cheap at all. Sure, it is a jacked up Jeep Wrangler which means that all the parts underneath will be easy to fix, repair or replace, but no one in their right mind would go for serious off-roading with it. And we doubt anyone would do a covert mission of retrieving a praised Xbox One from a friend’s house either.
With that said, I can only conclude that this is a massive “look-at-me” symbol some will surely value.
They will command the vehicle for its rear-hinged rear doors, a whole lot of a quite awesome hand-stitched leather inside and heads-up displays. But really, would you rather take a posh Wrangler with a swap or a really expensive Range Rover Sport?
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