Posted Nov 9th 2012 11:00AM
At first glance it may look like some crazy custom Hummer or life size G.I. Joe toy, but this extreme machine is actually built by the off-road vehicle specialists at Zibar in Israel. Never heard of them? Well you're not alone, as we hadn't either... that is until we noticed this bad ass Hummer-fighter staring us down on the SEMA show floor last week.
Naturally, we had to learn more and share our tour of this military-spec 4x4 in photo gallery form. Based on our civilian intel, the Zibar MK2 desert patrol vehicles is powered by a GM LSX 454ci, which delivers a whopping 620 horsepower from its 7.4 litres along with a staggering 590 lb-ft of torque. With a curbweight of 2,700 kg (5,950 lbs) and a 0-100 km/h time of just 5 seconds, this monster shouldn't be taken lightly.
According to its creators, the Zibar MK2 has been designed and built with a single purpose in mind: high mobility over any terrain. It's built on what Zibar calls a "flexible platform" which allows any MK2 to be easily tailored to meet a customer's needs, while maintaining full flexibility for any future modifications.
Current Zibar models are easily configured for security, VIP and military use world wide. Armed with over 20-inches (530mm) of under body ground clearance a top speed of 180 km/h and an approach angle of 90 degrees, yes 90, so the Zibar MK2 is ideally suited for any mission at hand.
Click here to view our photo gallery and watch this video to see what the Zibar MK2 can do for you.
Image Credit: Copyright 2012 Dave Pankew / AOL
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