A Chinese Company Finally Built A 6x6 Version Of The Jeep Wrangler
23 Septembre 2016 - Carbuzz
There seems to be a growing number of tuning house making 6x6 variants of a range of body styles.
Thus far, the only automaker that conducts this practice from its factories is Mercedes with the well-known and loved G-Wagon 6x6. Then, Khan had its way with the Land Rover Defender before the downright odd creations (everything from a Lamborghini Urus 6x6 to a Smart Fortwo 6x6) started to appear. With this order of things, it was only time before the Jeep Wrangler got the treatment. And now it has.
Thanks to Chinese custom car manufacturer G. Patton (guessing from its logo and the use of a Wrangler, we're guessing that stands for General Patton?), we can now lay eyes on a real life three-axle incarnation of the Wrangler. Originally the G. Patton moniker was transfixed to the US Specialty Vehicle Rhino GX that was sold in China, but it appears that the company has hijacked its name (or had its name hijacked given Chinese automakers' aversion to patent laws) to sell a few custom SUVs to compete with the G-Wagon and Defender. Like these legendary offroaders, the Wrangler has a large cult following so we're a bit surprised that it took this long for a 6x6 version to emerge.
This particular handcrafted beast is called the Tomahawk, and our fantasy variant would involve the 707 horsepower Hellcat engine spinning all six wheels. According to Car News China, the build process of this machine involved cutting a Wrangler behind the C-pillar and adding a pickup bed that was covered by a top. Engine output is unknown, but what we do know is that this Wrangler carries a supercharged version of its 3.6-liter V6 engine. With a furrowed brow over the headlights, a roof rack, and a winch resting on the grille guard, the Tomahawk looks mean. The only problem is that if you want one, you'll likely have to move to China. There's no telling if this will be sold in the US but we hold out breath.