• Jun 15th 2007 at 9:31AM
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This is the Ripsaw MS1, a scratch-built tracked vehicle created by Howe & Howe productions. It's very fast -- its 650-horsepower blown 427 CID V8 rockets it from 0-50 in 3.5 seconds and lets it run up to 80 mph. It's also very agile, sporting a suspension with fourteen inches of travel that lets it handle bumpy terrain with aplomb. In fact, the Howe & Howe guys say it's the fastest tracked vehicle anywhere. We can't verify that, but based on the video embedded after the jump, it's clear that the Ripsaw does indeed have some serious giddyup. Lastly, based on the photo above, it can probably be made to look like a Cobra H.I.S.S. tank with a some extra effort, increasing its awesome factor by an order of magnitude. Who do we write the check out to?

Follow the jump to see it in action!

[Source: Howe & Howe Productions via Dieselstation]

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      • 8 Years Ago
      Now that would be fun in the back forty.
      • 8 Years Ago
      that is wicked.
      chk out the site, love the boat too, that must tear across the water.
      i'm not sure what they did to the snowmobile but i still would be scared to take that on the water
      • 8 Years Ago
      I am pretty sure Pentagon has made them rich already.. that was really cool!
      • 8 Years Ago
      If they were going to be media darlings in 2005's Grand Challenge, I wonder why I hadn't heard of them before? I think their foolproof marketing plan went awry.

      Cool vehicle, though.
      • 8 Years Ago
      • 8 Years Ago
      Actually what scares me the most is that these guys are entering this thing in the DARPA Challenge - something that fast and heavy, operating independently by computer control? Sounds like Robocop-like chaos to me!
      • 8 Years Ago
      What a beautifull machine :) I want one!
        • 8 Years Ago
        windows, stereo, and A/C and I've got my next commuter vehicle.
      • 8 Years Ago
      Funny looking "pneumatic" coil springs. Pretty cool though. Something more useful than a blown 427 might be nice.
      • 8 Years Ago
      They need to mount some rocket launchers and guns on these things, put them in Iraq, and let our troops control them from home.
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