Rezvani switches from sports cars to SUVs with the 500-horsepower Tank

Rezvani, the small California-based firm responsible for the outrageous Beast sports car, is trying its hand at an SUV. And like the Beast, the Rezvani Tank is no ordinary grocery-getter.

The Tank is not just a sport utility vehicle, Rezvani claims, it’s an “Xtreme Utility Vehicle” (XUV). It certainly looks extreme, with styling that wouldn’t be out of place in a science-fiction movie. Rezvani says the design was inspired by military vehicles, but the Tank looks more stylized and futuristic than anything found on the battlefield. The Tank’s suicide doors are a feature you won’t find on most actual military vehicles.

Under the hood is a 6.4-liter Hemi V8 that produces 500 horsepower and 430 pound-feet of torque. The Tank is based on a Jeep Wrangler, retaining the Jeep’s body-on-frame design and four-wheel drive system. That gives the Tank genuine off-road capability.

The Tank is available with two option packages to enhance that capability. The Off-Road Package adds a 6.0-inch lift, Fox 2.5-inch remote-reservoir shock absorbers, Dynatrac ProRock 44/60 axles with electronic lockers, and 37-inch tires. The Off-Road Extreme Package adds wider tires, Dynatrac ProRock XD60/80 axles with air lockers and air compressor, Dynatrac ProGrip brakes, new driveshafts, and Fox 2.5-inch internal bypass shocks with Fox’s Dual Speed Compression system.

Rezvani also offers some more unorthodox options, including FLIR (forward-looking infrared) night vision and a Ballistic Armor package with Kevlar armor, bullet-resistant glass, military-grade run-flat tires, and a Kevlar-protected fuel tank, floorpan, and radiator.

On the inside, the Tank features a head-up display and 7.9-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Google Maps integration. The infotainment system also has an app suite that includes Pandora and Stitcher. Leather seats are available as well, so you can escape from zombies in comfort.

The Rezvani Tank starts at $178,500. That amount of money will buy a very nice Range Rover, but buyers with lots of disposable income and a desire to stand out from the crowd might find the Tank appealing. Rezvani is taking orders now, and plans to begin deliveries before the end of the year.


Jeep’s outdoorsy Gladiator pickup truck bares it all ahead of schedule

Jeep will introduce the long-promised Wrangler-based pickup truck at the 2018 Los Angeles Auto Show. Named Gladiator, the model was designed to conquer the great outdoors, not for the construction site.
Emerging Tech

Here’s all the best tech gear and gadgetry that survived Shark Tank

The television show "Shark Tank" has churned out quite a few strange, interesting, and downright awesome products -- so we rounded up some of the best ones for your perusal. Enjoy!

The best protective iPhone cases to defend against dirt, dings, and drops

If you’re going off-road or work outdoors, it could be a good idea to invest in a tough case. These are our picks of the best protective iPhone cases for all iterations of the iPhone, from the iPhone XS to the 7.

Where are you going this weekend? These 5 off-road vehicles say 'anywhere'

The body-on-frame SUV is going extinct, but there are still several options for buyers looking to skip the asphalt. To help you sort the good from the bad, we've rounded up the best off-roaders currently available.

Many adults believe fully self-driving cars are already traversing U.S. highways

The American Automobile Association tested cars with features such as lane-keeping and adaptive cruise control and found them lacking in real-world conditions. Forty percent of surveyed U.S. adults think self-driving cars exist now.

The hamster-friendly 2020 Kia Soul will rock out at the Los Angeles Auto Show

Kia has released a teaser image to preview the next Soul. Scheduled to make its debut at the 2018 Los Angeles Auto Show, the 2020 Soul will keep the outgoing model's boxy proportions but it will wear a sharper design.

Fisker failed. But now the EV pioneer is ready for an epic redo

Henrik Fisker has already had a career most executives can only dream about. He designed the BMZ Z8, a couple of Aston Martins, and his own Fisker Karma. But he’s got a plan to disrupt the auto industry, forged by lessons learned over the…

2020 Toyota Corolla sedan aims to offer sharper handling, better tech

The 2020 Toyota Corolla sedan gets the same upgrades as the recently-introduced Corolla hatchback, including a firmer foundation, new engine, and more tech features. Will that be enough to keep the long-lived Corolla nameplate relevant?

Startup Rivian exits stealth mode with a bold promise to electrify off-roaders

Electric car startup Rivian has finally turned off stealth mode and provided details about what it's been working on since 2009. It will build battery-powered off-roaders instead of taking on Tesla and others in the luxury EV segment.

Honda will squeeze another model into its SUV lineup at the Los Angeles show

Honda will introduce a new SUV with a familiar nameplate at the 2018 Los Angeles auto show. It envisioned the 2019 Passport as a five-seater alternative to the eight-seater Pilot. The two models will share a platform and many tech features.

Uber rolls out rewards program that lets its most loyal riders lock in prices

Uber launched a new loyalty program today called Uber Rewards. It offers frequent riders credits to Uber Eats, car upgrades, and the ability to lock in prices on their most traveled routes.

The world’s first 3D-printed titanium wheels are so intricate they look fake

HRE Performance Wheels and GE Additive have teamed up to create the world's first 3D-printed titanium wheels. They are not only impressively durable, but extremely lightweight as well.
Emerging Tech

Awesome Tech You Can’t Buy Yet: A.I. selfie drones, ‘invisible’ wireless chargers

Check out our roundup of the best new crowdfunding projects and product announcements that hit the web this week. You may not be able to buy this stuff yet, but it sure is fun to gawk!
Emerging Tech

Smarter cities need smarter addresses. And you just need 3 words

To make really smart transportation choices, more precise location data will have to be integrated with citywide transportation data. Here’s how one company is mapping the world by using just three words.