The best offense is a strong defense, and such is the case with the latest RPV from Terradyne. Starting with the solid foundation of the Ford F550 commercial chassis, the RPV is powered by the venerable 6.7-liter Powerstroke diesel. With 300 hp and 660 lb-ft of torque, it has no problem cruising comfortably on the highway.
Built in Ontario, Canada, their goal is to build an armored 4WD with every possible amenity. Weight is a great equalizer, and it also makes for a smooth ride in traffic. We didn’t fully understand this until their owner drove a 2015 example from Ontario to our booth at Barrett-Jackson Palm Beach.
Because each Gurkha is built to order, no two examples are identical. So, when Major League Pitcher A.J. Burnett needed something capable of deflecting his 102 mph fastball, so he spec’ed a Gurkha out with serious equipment for himself. This 2016 example is equipped with 4.88 differentials with shift-on-the-fly 4WD. It has numerous LED light bars, remote controlled spotlights, and an external PA speaker for drive-thru ordering
Other options include an onboard air compressor and a roof-mounted 360-degree night vision camera. The GVW is near 20,000 lbs thanks to CEN B7 armor plating. It provides protection from armor-piercing rounds and full metal jacket small arms fire. Being able to drive over your enemies is just an added bonus.
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