There are quite a few unique vehicles at the SEMA every year, and we came across quite a few off-road vehicles during the 2010 show at the Las Vegas Convention Center. Whether it was for snow, sand, dirt or mud, there was a little bit of everything related to off-road at this year’s show. Check out some of our other coverage of the event in the Off-Road.com Blog or here.
Here are some unique off-road vehicles we saw at the show.
Zero South PHE-PTV
The Zero South Plug-In Hybrid Electric Polar Traverse Vehicle (PHE-PTV) is one of the more unique vehicles we’ve seen over the years. This vehicle can accelerate from 0-50 mph in 9.5 seconds on land with a peak speed of 72 mph (it tops out at 40 mph with tracks on snow), powered by a 200-horsepower electric-drive motor and a 6-cylinder turbo-diesel engine. It is designed to travel in hard-core snowy conditions and offers 20 inches of ground clearance with Mattracks and 16 inches with tires.
The Warn Truggy is certainly an eye-catcher. If you look closely, you can see the vehicle is originally based on a ’85 Toyota truck. Built by Joe Pagarao out of Vancouver, Washington, the owner Gene Scheel uses the vehicle as a hard-core off-road vehicle that can get him anywhere and everywhere he needs to go for hunting (hence the chainsaw and sawzall mounted on back for cutting down trees).
The Mini Tank caught our eye in the SEMA New Product showcase. Made by TZCL Automotive, this one-person machine is designed to tackle snow or sand to get from place to place – think of it as a pit-bike for slightly more rugged terrain. The Mini Tank has an MSRP of $1,599.
Hall of Fame Truck
The Hall of Fame Ford F-150 by ARE is designed to honor the Football Hall of Fame by tying in all of the intricacies of the Hal. Ford even awarded the vehicle its Ford Product Excellence Award at the SEMA Show. It features a unique paint job throughout, with an ARE LSX bed cover featuring 75 signature from Hall of Fame members. The bed lifts to reveal an enshrinement gallery that even feature Hall of Fame memorabilia incased within Smith and Wesson cases that slide out, while a drop-down flat-screen TV plays highlight of Hall of Fame football players. It has a pull out grill to complete the tailgating experience, and the interior features a football-like leather done by Trent’s Trick Upholstery of Baltimore, Ohio.
Monster truck driver Dennis Anderson (a.k.a. Grave Digger) brought along his newest vehicle to the SEMA show – the King Sling. This monster was unveiled earlier this year in a few mud events across the country. The vehicle was featured at the Spray On Chrome booth at the 2010 SEMA show.
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