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Re: Sweet rides

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Re: Sweet rides

Post by Abdul Alhazred » Sat Mar 02, 2019 11:59 pm

The SUPER SUV: Incredible ten-wheeled vehicle is built for a sheikh from a military truck and a Jeep
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An Emirati sheikh has built an incredible ten-wheeled vehicle made from a combination of a military truck and a Jeep in the UAE.

Sheikh Hamad bin Hamdan Al Nahyan, who is based in Abu Dhabi, shared snaps of the monster SUV on his Instagram page.

Dubbed 'Dhabiyan', the motor is a hybrid of an Oshkosh M1075 military truck and a Jeep Wrangler.

One picture of the beastly vehicle shows it side-by-side with a regular car on the motorway, emphasising its enormous size.

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There's also a video at the link.
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Re: Sweet rides

Post by sparks » Sun Mar 03, 2019 12:07 am

Parking's a real bitch however.

Dipshits.

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Re: Sweet rides

Post by Abdul Alhazred » Sun Mar 03, 2019 12:09 am

sparks wrote:
Sun Mar 03, 2019 12:07 am
Parking's a real bitch however.
Not if you're the sheik. 8)
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Re: Sweet rides

Post by sparks » Sun Mar 03, 2019 1:01 am

Not in the usual sense to be sure. He probably gets out at the nearest corner, or really, with a monster like that, he's getting out in the middle of the block I expect. So, he's managed to dump his own minor inconvenience onto everyone around him.

How charming.

Oh, BTW: Why only one engine? Some dipshit that demented and wealthy I'd have thought would have gone for two or more.
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Re: Sweet rides

Post by Abdul Alhazred » Sun Mar 03, 2019 1:41 am

It's got a smaller footprint than your typical 18-wheeler.

And it's a lot less harmful than other things sheiks do.

I say it's all good. :BigGrin3:
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Re: Sweet rides

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↑ Car elephantiasis.



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Re: Sweet rides

Post by Abdul Alhazred » Sun Mar 03, 2019 2:14 am

That's more like it. :)
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Re: Sweet rides

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The fastest road car in the world revealed - and it's electric

It may even be the most powerful road car ever, although when you're dealing with hypercars (the noun supercar is no longer sufficient) it's a fine margin between first, second and third.

But being number one is not the most important thing. Nor that it costs £2m. What's really special about the Pininfarina Battista, recently unveiled at the Geneva Motor Show, is this: it's all-electric.

So, here are some stats. Maker Automobili Pininfarina claims its Battista does 0-62mph in less than two seconds, 186mph in less than 12 seconds, has a top speed of more than 250mph, and does 280 miles on one charge.

Its brake horse power (bhp) is equivalent to 1,900, about twice that of a Formula 1 car (a decent-sized Ford Fiesta, Britain's best-selling car, has a bhp of between about 84 and 138).
https://www.bbc.com/news/business-47418405 for details.

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Re: Sweet rides

Post by Abdul Alhazred » Thu Apr 25, 2019 6:04 pm

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Re: Sweet rides

Post by Abdul Alhazred » Fri May 10, 2019 1:22 pm

The perfect shape for a sports car.

If you can overtake one, it has a convenient ramp in case there is no room to pass on the right. :BigGrin3:
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Re: Sweet rides

Post by Abdul Alhazred » Fri May 10, 2019 1:23 pm

Rear engine V12 or something, right? 8)
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Re: Sweet rides

Post by Abdul Alhazred » Sat May 11, 2019 12:44 pm

Mid engine straight eight.

Longer than a v12, but not rear engine (although behind the driver) because of the center of gravity.

I wanna drive it. Just once. I'll be careful. I promise. :)
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Re: Sweet rides

Post by Witness » Sat May 11, 2019 1:09 pm

Abdul Alhazred wrote:
Sat May 11, 2019 12:44 pm
I wanna drive it. Just once. I'll be careful. I promise. :)
I wonder why I bother providing links? :roll:
Sadly, in 2018, the car was destroyed in a the California fire labeled the 'Camp Fire.' 2018 is the most destructive wildfire season on record in California.
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Re: Sweet rides

Post by Abdul Alhazred » Sat May 11, 2019 1:12 pm

Somebody wasn't careful. :evil:

I still wanna drive it. It could be rebuilt. :P
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