Off-road vehicles always have a certain charm, especially when they are “exaggerated”. The most eccentric specimens often arrive from the United States and in these days an event is underway that attracts enthusiasts from all over the world adventure travel do-it-yourself. It’s called Overland Expo and it also offers visitors the chance to take courses in 4-wheel drive driving.
All’Overland Expo West di Flagstaff, in Arizona (event followed by two other Overland Expos in 2023: the Pacific Northwest in Redmond, Oregon, and the Mountain West in Loveland, Colorado), the off-road vehicle you see in these images makes its debut. Is called Ultimate Overland Vehicle e if you base your a 2022 Lexus LX600.
He wants to get everywhere
Compared to a “regular” Lexus LX600 this Overland features an all new front fascia, a Solo Series 12.5 winch and a pair of LED lights. On top it features a luggage rack that houses a roof tent Armadillo A2 and a Peregrine 270 awning.
To ensure excellent off-road capabilities, the suspension has been modified with new control arms upper and lower and rear linkages, as well as updated front and rear shocks and struts. As a result, the suspension is now more than 2.5 inches taller than the stock setup on the LX600.
The Ultimate Overland is designed for the most demanding off road
A set of full-size spare tires and wheels is mounted at the rear
Last but not least, the Overland vehicle – equipped with a V6 turbo da 3.5 liters – Now fit suitable off-road tyres. The raised suspension allows for 33/12.5 R17 Kenda Klever R/T tires to be fitted to all four corners, wrapped by 17-inch Compression wheels with a black finish. At the rear is a set of wheels and full-size spare tyres.
What’s in the trailer
An off-road trailer is hitched to the rear of the SUV. It has a whopping 24 inches of ground clearance and a 360 degree articulating hitch and is equipped with sleeps queen size, air conditioning and an on-demand hot water system. Once you find the perfect place to spend the night, you can also enjoy the pizza oven.
The mobile kitchen also has a pizza oven
The Overland Expo Ultimate Overland Vehicle will be auctioned off after the show season concludes later this year. All proceeds from the sale will be donated to the Overland Expo charitable foundation.
Source: Motor1.com Italia – News by it.motor1.com.
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