- Aug 7, 2013
Roots of the automobile revisited with Reboot Buggy
The Reboot Buggy is brutally stunning, with a form that seems entirely driven by the basics of driving. A open-topped, two-door box makes up the sum total of the passenger area, while a 470-horsepower, 383 cubic-inch, small block V8 engine sits in the middle of the open frame. Staying close to the go-anywhere nature of the elemental buggy, a long-travel suspension and huge, knobby 40-inch tires should allow the vehicle to go just about anywhere. There's also apparently a 10,000-pound winch, you know, just for fun.
If the Reboot Buggy warms the cockles of your car-loving heart, just wait till you read this bit about why Ruiter started the build to begin with:
I've personally becoming more and more frustrated with new automobiles. The fluff, the marketing, the gadgets, the nicknacks, and the do-dads are overwhelming. I want to go back to the drive. When the drive was enough. We've layered and layered until I saw a cover for a cover under a hood covered in paint with a cover to protect the paint? ... Seems silly to describe but that is a true statement. It's just all gotten out of control.
Where do we sign up? Have a closer look at the Reboot Buggy in our gallery, or click thru to see the rest of the rad industrial design on the J.Ruiter website.