The Ripsaw has been around for a few years now, but aside from the glamour shots, there aren’t many detailed photos to peer over. Until now, where we at MC&T are able to deliver you exclusive photos from last month’s 2019 SEMA Show. Even during the sensory overload that took place over several days, it’s hard for the massive Ripsaw to hide. And with uncertain economic forecasts, global tensions, and unpredictable weather patterns, this Duramax diesel powered tank might be the perfect vehicle to live out the 2020’s.
Originally designed and built for the military as a light weight, go fast super tank, Howe & Howe Tech seemed to accidentally create the fastest dual tracked vehicle ever developed, and has quickly found esteemed personalities such as Jay Leno and Richard Hammond in the cockpit for testing.
The Ripsaw can be configured in three different cabin configurations: a single seater, a two-seater, and a four-seater. Even more abundant is the variety of engine choices, as the 6.6L Duramax diesel engine starts with 550 horsepower, but can be tuned to 800 or even 1,000 horsepower. Although if you prefer a gas engine, the Ripsaw offers two outputs of 729 hp and a whopping 1,500 horsepower. But have fun filling this thing up, as it weighs a monumental 8,500 lbs. In case things become insurmountable, there’s a 15,000-pound winch strapped to the hindquarters of this off-road vehicle.
Should you be in the market for your own personal tank, Howe & Howe Tech is selling it to customers in limited quantities and can cost as much as half a million dollars. Which is a small price to pay for a vehicle that will likely end up as your daily driver during the end times. Park it in your bunker next to your AEV Prospector XL, or perhaps your Rezvani Tank Military Edition. Just whatever you do, be sure to bring home MREs and toilet paper while you’re out having fun in that thing.