Gray Design’s Sidewinder is a 630-horsepower dune buggy of pure insanity

In the automotive world, the most impractical vehicles are often the ones we crave most.

A 1,035–horsepower, track-only Ferrari? Sold out. Elemental sports cars with no practicality to speak of? Here’s the waiting list. A Kevlar-coated ‘SpyKar?’ Well, who wouldn’t want that?

Gray Design’s just-announced Sidewinder dune buggy fits the bill perfectly.

The digitally imagined concept is the latest project from the Swedish company, penned by CEO Eduard Gray. It features a ridiculously high-tech chassis, with rear boxed chromoly arms, anti-sway bars front and rear, and 3.0 KING bypass shock absorbers all around.

The styling for the futuristic buggy is simply out of this world. Sharp, menacing lines are a given, as is the Sidewinder’s generous ground clearance. The interior is ripped straight from the Tron franchise, with an Android-based OLED infotainment platform allowing users to fine tune the vehicle’s setting to their needs.

Power comes from a GM-sourced LSX Bowtie big block that generates a theoretical 630 horsepower and 432 pound-feet of torque. Gray Design claims the Sidewinder is good for a 0 to 60 mph sprint of 4.2 seconds, as well as a top speed of 93 mph.

As of now, there aren’t any production plans set in stone, but, I don’t know … call your congressman.

Gray Design isn’t just about dune buggies and other niche automobiles. Way back in 2011, the company announced its Sovereign ‘superyacht,’ complete with a wind turbine, infinity pool, and custom limousine.

As if that wasn’t enough, the Sovereign also features three decks, a retractable hood, a nightclub, a gym, a library, and a movie theater, wrapped up in a striking metallic finish. The price for all this luxury? A cool $135,000,000.

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