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'Xtreme' vehicle isn't your typical SUV

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  • The Rezvani Tank starts at $178,500.

    The Rezvani Tank starts at $178,500.
    Photos Courtesy of Rezvani

  • As an optional expense, the Tank can be outfitted with bulletproof glass, run-flat tires and Kevlar-protected radiator and fuel tank.

    As an optional expense, the Tank can be outfitted with bulletproof glass, run-flat tires and Kevlar-protected radiator and fuel tank.

  • LED lighting mimics the look of Rezvani's sports cars.

    LED lighting mimics the look of Rezvani's sports cars.

 
 

After creating a trio of radical sports cars, California-based Rezvani has turned its attention from dominating asphalt strips to conquering something much larger: the great outdoors.

The company released an off-road model to join its product lineup and it's simply called the Tank. Rezvani is classifying it as an XUV -- or Xtreme Utility Vehicle -- and it sure looks like it's up for any extreme conditions.

Starting with the overall design, it's one, all its own. The chiseled, futuristic body sits up high over the wheels, which are pushed far out to the corners of the vehicle. Rezvani says the Tank was inspired by the look of some of the world's most recognizable military vehicles, but designed for civilian use.

With a pair of off-road packages, the Tank should be well-suited for rough terrain.
With a pair of off-road packages, the Tank should be well-suited for rough terrain. -

Around back are pairs of horizontal LED brake lights, flanking a slick glass panel hatch. The grille and headlights share some similarities to the company's Beast and Beast Alpha cars, helping to tie the lineup together. LEDs are also used in the fog lights and across the subtle, roof-mounted, integrated light bar.

Under the hood is a 6.4-liter Hemi V-8 delivering 500 horsepower and 430 foot-pounds of torque. The Rezvani Tank will feature a body-on-frame design and two optional off-road packages are available.

The first option package adds on a 6-inch lift, 37-by-12.5-inch off-road tires, Dynatrac ProRock 44/60 axle set with E-lockers, and Fox 2.5-foot Remote Reservoir Shocks. The top-end off-road Extreme Package includes the same 6-inch lift, but includes added features like 37-by-13.5-inch tires, Dynatrac ProRock XD60/80 axle set with air lockers and an air compressor, Dynatrac ProGrip front and rear brakes, front 1350 and rear 1410 drive shafts, and Fox 2.5-foot Internal Bypass Shocks. No matter which buyers choose, the Tank should be well-suited for off-road treks.

Inside, the Tank can spoil drivers with comfortable leather seats.
Inside, the Tank can spoil drivers with comfortable leather seats. -

Inside, there's seating for five and a 7.9-inch central infotainment screen that provides access to features such as Google Maps, Pandora, Stitcher and a suite of apps optimized for use on and off road.

For those who want more from their Tank and who seek to perhaps dice it up in more hostile situations, additional options can be had, including a Flir thermal night vision system (which displays heat signatures), ballistic armor bulletproof glass, military-grade run-flat tires and Kevlar-protected radiator, floor pan and fuel tank.

You can also opt for a tow package, adding a tow hitch and front-mounted winch, as well as a Convenience Package, which tacks on opening and closing side steps and a heads-up windshield display. Leather seats and a suede headliner are also options.

It's a tough-looking truck, especially when showcased in the Bruce Wayne-approved matte black color scheme. The Tank starts at $178,500 with deliveries beginning later this year.

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