When the world ends, ditch that 4×4 and get yourself a Ripsaw EV-2 drift tank … trust us

The apocalypse is no place for tires. In a world filled with broken glass, barbed wire, and sharp debris with no cleaning crew, tires tend to spring leaks. The ominous, constant threat of death is all around you, and you don’t exactly have time to fix a flat.

So, what’s better than a tire? Well tank treads of course, because they can go anywhere just as easily as they can squish your undead enemies.

With that in mind, the Ripsaw EV-2, manufactured by Howe and Howe Technologies, might just be the vehicle to get you through the apocalypse. The “pinnacle of track vehicle design,” the sleek vehicle is fast (it equips a mid-mounted, 650-horsepower blown V8), agile (it wears pneumatic suspension), and it looks mean as hell, inside and out.

Howe and Howe Ripsaw EV-2

Check out the video above to see the EV-2 marauding through a snowy landscape, jumping, sliding, and plowing through everything in its path. The footage was captured via drone, which gives the vehicle a surreal, video game-like presence that makes us all tingly inside.

Geoff and Michael Howe, the maniacal inventors behind the Ripsaw, have carved out a name for themselves by supplying manned and unmanned vehicles for both military and civilian use for years.

Outside of ‘Swat-Bots,’ ‘Bulldog’ fire trucks, and robotically-controlled bulldozers and ballistic shields, the Howe bros are also known for the ‘Ripchair 3.0’ off-roading wheelchair.

A trail-ready chariot featuring two continuous tracks, the Ripchair 3.0 has a special compartment for existing wheelchairs and equips a 29-hp four-stroke engine. Simply roll in, bolt up, and turn the key, and you’ll be reaching speeds up to 17 mph over rough terrain in no time.

Furthermore, the Ripchair boasts storage for guns, fishing rods, and drink cups (of course), and there’s even a snow plow option. Talk about jack of all trades.

So whether you’re a military vehicle aficionado or just a good old-fashioned gearhead, the innovative Howe brothers are definitely worth keeping your eye on.

Product Review

Sony's Xperia 10 falls frustratingly short of budget brilliance

Better know for premium products, Sony does also have a budget smartphone range, but can the Sony Xperia 10 compete with great cheap phones from Nokia and Motorola? We put it through its paces to find out how it measures up.
Cars

Shift it yourself: How to drive stick in a manual transmission car

Driving a manual transmission car might seem intimidating at first, but it's not as difficult as you might think. Knowing how to operate this type of gearbox will serve you well. Here's everything you need to know to learn how to drive…
Mobile

Free yourself! How to unlock a phone from the icy hands of your wireless carrier

Do you want to know how to unlock a phone through your carrier or a third-party service like DoctorSIM? Regardless of which way you want to go, we've compiled a list of requirements and methods for doing so.
Computing

Here's how to download a YouTube video to watch offline later

Learning how to download YouTube videos is easier than you might think. There are tools you can use both online and offline. This step-by-step guide will instruct you on how to use them.
Cars

Bentley’s 542-horsepower Continental GT V8 is the best kind of downsizing

The Bentley Continental GT V8 has fewer cylinders than its W12 sibling, but Bentley expects it to offer better gas mileage and more agile handling. The V8's top speed of 198 mph is also pretty darn fast.
Emerging Tech

Racing to catch a flight? Robot valet at French airport will park your car

Hate searching for parking at the airport when you need to catch a plane? Startup Stanley Robotics recently unveiled a new outdoor automated robotic valet system. Here's how it works.
Cars

Mercedes wants to turn your car into a comfortable shopping mall on wheels

Mercedes-Benz designed its MBUX infotainment system with e-commerce in mind. Motorists can upgrade compatible cars via an over-the-air software updating system, but the brand wants to take this technology to the next level.
Cars

Nvidia’s new simulator brings virtual learning to autonomous vehicle developers

Nvidia introduced a simulator for testing autonomous vehicle technologies. Drive Constellation is a cloud-based platform technology vendors can use to validate systems efficiently, safely, and much faster than with vehicles on real roads.
Cars

Tesla wirelessly gives the Model 3 a 5-percent increase in power

Tesla again showed the potential of its innovative over-the-air software updating system by making the Model 3 five percent more powerful via a firmware update. The Performance model gained 23 horsepower.
Cars

Fiat wants to transform the cheeky 500 city car into an urban Tesla

Fiat is finally preparing a new 500. Scheduled to make its debut in early 2020, the retro-chic city car will go electric in part to comply with looming emissions regulations.
Cars

Say goodbye to Uber for good: Here's how to cut ties with the ridesharing service

If you thought that deleting the Uber app would also delete your account, think again. You'll have to deactivate your account, then wait 30 days in order to do so. Here, we outlined how to delete your Uber account once and for all.
Cars

FWD vs. RWD vs. AWD: How the wheels that turn change the way you drive

Let's face it, you've likely heard front-, rear-, and all-wheel drive mentioned before in some context or another. But what do these terms mean, especially in terms of performance? We’ve got the answers.
Product Review

Who needs a Range Rover? BMW’s X7 has better tech and just as much luxury

The 2019 BMW X7 is the German automaker’s long-overdue entry into the full-size luxury SUV segment. Packing three rows of seats and plenty of tech, can the new BMW take on Mercedes-Benz and Land Rover?
Cars

Waymo boosts robo-taxi plans with new service center in Arizona

Waymo has announced plans for a facility in Phoenix, Arizona, that will help to service, maintain, and grow its fleet of autonomous Waymo One cars. The vehicles operate as part of the company's robo-taxi ridesharing service.