That wild looking vehicle that you see above is called Der Ziesel. It's hardly the first wheelchair designed to go off road, but it has to be one of the coolest. This product of Austria is basically a tracked ATV that lets disabled people go anywhere, or it could just be a wild personal mobility device, if that's what you need.

The company behind it, Mattro Mobility Revolutions, offers the Ziesel in three levels of power. There's a basic version with a 6.3-kilowatt-hour battery and 16-horsepower-peak electric motor, a mid-range unit with a 7.9-kWh pack and 18.7 hp and finally the Pro model with a 10.8-kWh battery and 24 hp. Top speeds are as high as 21.7 miles per hour.

That electricity spins two big tracks, and it's all controlled by a joystick. The company claims that this wheelchair tank can take a 60 percent grade in any direction. In case things get hairy, there's a four-point harnesses holding the driver in place and a roll bar extending over the top for added safety.

Of course, there has to be a downside to something that looks this fun. In the case of the Ziesel, the company doesn't currently list a US distributor on its website. Also, these wheelchairs aren't exactly cheap. The basic model starts at 19,980 euros and prices range up to 23,890 euros for the top version. You have to admit that you at least want to try one, though.


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      Jim R
      • 4 Months Ago
      Because why shouldn't disabled people be able to have fun off-road too?
      sloturbo
      • 4 Months Ago
      Here's another one, built in the USAhttp://www.tankchair.com/ 
      StephenT
      • 4 Months Ago

      Even the disabled can unleash their inner Desert Fox.

      Hernan
      • 4 Months Ago

      That is awesome. Personally I'd want a bit more roll cage, the one they show here doesn't look like it would do much if it rolled sideways.

      Rob Nance
      • 4 Months Ago

      No comment about the super weird wood paneling?

      Jared
      • 4 Months Ago

      Scammed Top Gears idea.

      Clarkinwv
      • 4 Months Ago

      I do not see how some people in a wheelchair can get in the thing without a lot of help. I know a number of people who almost live in their chair and only get out to go to bed or the like.

      Petrol
      • 4 Months Ago

      Stupid music

      Bernard
      • 4 Months Ago

      Move B, get out the way.

      Get out the way or you'll need one of these too!

      Nugget
      • 4 Months Ago

      Anywhere except for through a door.  How wide is that thing?

      P.F. Bruns
      • 4 Months Ago

      Exterminate! Ex-ter-mi-nate!

      Ash Martin
      • 4 Months Ago
      Racing bucket seat and no suspension, uh no thanks.
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