• May 12, 2008

The Land Rover Defender is already a pretty badass vehicle. So how do you make a no-frills, no-nonsense off-roader even more badass? Why, add more wheels, of course! That's the approach taken by Land Rover Malaysia and Sasbilt Technologies Malaysia, which together built the behemoth you see above. While we've seen more than our fair share of stretched Range Rovers and Hummers, this concept truck actually has a purpose beyond prom night.

Targeted towards military applications, the Defender 6x4 Puma features an extra-long wheelbase that not even the jungle camo could disguise. The increased cargo capacity can be used for an electric generator or field telecommunications equipment, and the vehicle can drive through all six wheels or through just four. Unveiled at the Defense Services Asia 2008 show in Malaysia, the concept truck reportedly drew attention from military contractors from around the region.

[Source: paultan.org]



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      • 6 Years Ago
      wouldn't this be a 6x6?

      a 4x4 is not called a 4x2 when the front axle is disengaged.

      that said, this is quite the arsenal vehicle.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Side Steps!
      • 6 Years Ago
      Sorry...needs an armored V-shaped bottom for IED safety.
      And a remote weapon station/CROWS.
      • 6 Years Ago
      It looks as if it has been immobilized buy some plastic plants and a few stones.
      • 6 Years Ago
      • 6 Years Ago
      The Australian SAS have had locally built 6X6 Land Rovers for some time now, athough they have no upper bodies, all the better to aim the many machine guns they are armed with.
      Real dedicated LR observers will remember the old six wheel Range Rovers used as airfield emergency service vehicles in the UK.
      • 6 Years Ago
      It would be a 6x6 if all 6 wheels are driven at least part time, other wise it would be a 6x4. Two drive axles and one for weight distribution.

      Think of this as duallies on a pickup but it doesn't increase the vehicle width.
      • 6 Years Ago
      The Australian Army has had them as an Ambulance version for sometime.
      • 6 Years Ago
      I already have mine on order for the impending zombie holocaust.
        • 6 Years Ago
        lol......I got dibs on #2
      • 6 Years Ago
      Looks like a portapotty with wheels. Allot of wheels.
      Does it gotta Hemi-flush?