Tired of traffic jams and driving the same old cars? Ripsaw EV2 Extreme Luxury Tank – is here to save the day!
“It’s a luxury, high-speed vehicle,” explains one of its makers, Mike Howe. “You hit a button and the gull-wing doors pop up just like a Lamborghini.”
Mike and his brother Geoff Howe said how the design began as part of their lifetime hobby of creating and developing things. When they created the platform ‘Ripsaw’ back in 2013, it rapidly caught the eyes of the US Army, who ordered a prototype for trials. Soon it turned out to be the “fastest dual tracked vehicle ever developed” and even got on the cover of Popular Science magazine.
“Inside you have eight-way leather seats, reverse camera, cameras up top, state of the art tracks, state of the art suspension…”
Brothers decided to commercialize the cutting edge technology and sell it to the high-end, luxury market. The duo spent “thousands of man hours” on the project, and finally came up with the ‘Ripsaw EV2’, which is:
“handcrafted, limited run, high end luxury super tank, developed for the public.”
“a power winch, gull-wing doors, a high-intensity light bar, 12 inches of suspension travel, and a diesel engine that puts out over 600 hp. And the interior looks like something out of a Batman movie.”
“You can shut all the lights off at night and the vehicle is completely dark and you can run 60 miles an hour down the road and see everything you need to see to be able to drive safely,” says Mike.
The company takes about six months to hand craft a Ripsaw EV2, and it costs tens of hundreds of dollars which the company makes sure you can afford before they start the manufacturing.
The incredible brothers are working on a 2,000 horsepower EV2, which is nearly four times as power as the regular one!
“We have no idea how it’s going to work out,” says Mike Howe. “We’re riding that edge between what’s physically possible and what’s a dream.”