• Oct 22, 2008
The Action Mobil Globecruiser is more of a superhero support vehicle than something meant for the average guy or gal. The stats: 783-cubic-inch, 530 hp six-cylinder diesel, 12-speed automatic, permanent AWD, two locking differentials, ABS, a 219-gallon fuel tank, a 154-gallon water tank, 2.4-inch thick sandwich plate fibreglass walls and doors, burglar-proof windows, insulated plumbing, and heating via water radiators. Oh, and it's got a flushing, porcelain toilet.

If you think you need a vehicle like this, either your name is "U.S. Military" or you dress up in a funny costume with rubberized six-pack abs and fight for justice while your tuxedo'ed helpmeet follows you around -- and pulverizes the Earth -- in this 31-foot colossus. And you're probably rich, because the Globecruiser costs €490,000. We think it's 42,000-pounds of straight-up cool, and a much hoped-for candidate for the Autoblog Garage.

[Source: Gizmodo]


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      • 6 Years Ago
      I saw the title and picture of your article. Read your article and amazed at it and fell flat when I saw its price in Euros. So, it is only to see and read about.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Is this the RV from "Ben Ten"? What advantages would this vehicle have over, say, a train?
        • 6 Years Ago
        ... or drive over EVERYTHING!
        • 6 Years Ago
        Well, the ability to drive over roads would be one.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Looks like the mobile command center in Universal Soldier.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Actually, it's a rip-off of the Czechoslovakia's Tatra 815 which actually successfully went around the world (map - http://gtc.zpc.cz/gmap.php ) in a modified version in the late 80s.

      http://gtc.zpc.cz/index.php?cast=foto&sec=1

      19 ton, 6x6 drive
      V10 diesel, 15 825 cm3, 208 kW at 2 200 rpm,
      Torque - 1010 Nm (738 ft. lb) at 1400 rpm
        • 6 Years Ago
        I saw this vehicle once in Koprivince in the Tatra museum and I really like it...
        • 6 Years Ago
        ...what?

        You know what "Rip-off" means, right?
        Blatantly imitating, or outright copying a design down to its basic components.

        This truck has hardly anything in common with the venerable Tatra, except that it's a cab-over truck, and has the same number of axles.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Yeah, so it looks cool and all but what kind of time will run around the Ring?
        • 6 Years Ago
        That's 6hrs 55min right?

        Then again, I'm sure it could beat 7mins by just cutting the track and driving wherever it wanted to.
        • 6 Years Ago
        Unconfirmed reports of a 6:55 on production tyres.
        • 6 Years Ago
        actually, once upon a time there was a Rally Paris Dakar, 1000 hp twin-engined Daf, truck with top speed over 200 km/h - on sand. At one point it overtook Ari Vatanen's Peugeot to lead the race. Under 10 minutes on the Ring would be possible.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Jack Bauer would buy two.
      • 6 Years Ago
      "MAN Action" Mobil Globecruiser conjured up an entirely different mental picture, for a moment.
      • 6 Years Ago

      Will make a great vehicle to participate in the Paris-Dakar rally.
      • 6 Years Ago
      I think this would be a great buy for combating Atlanta traffic.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Now THAT is how you survive the zombie assualt.
        • 6 Years Ago
        • 6 Years Ago
        Exactly dude, exactly.

        This is why I NEED it. Not because I'm a superhero, rich, or the U.S. Army, but because one day, Zombies will invade and I'll be ready while everyone else's SmartCars are picked up and dismantled by hordes of zombies. You wait and see...
        • 6 Years Ago
        Word! gonna start saving for one of those.
      • 6 Years Ago
      I really like it!


      One of a kind...i would buy it just to experience it. Really cool look indestructible...all they forgot was the rocket launchers and the transformation from land to water lol
      • 6 Years Ago
      It's funny how Europe creates this monster, yet a jab is made at the US.
        • 6 Years Ago
        Don't forget the random 'kill the earth' ABGreen-style jabs.....
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