The newest installment of Mad Max has finally hit theaters and it’s packed with cars and stunts from tip to taint. We’re partial to the Gigahorse and Buggy #9– both GM vehicles of course– but we’ve also warmed up to The Peacemaker, a Chrysler Valiant Charger stretched over a U.S.-made Ripsaw light-tank chassis.
Here’s where things get interesting. While both Gigahorse and Buggy #9 exist only in the wasteland that is Mad Max (okay, they actually made a few versions for the movie), the company behind the Peacemaker, Howe and Howe Technologies, actually produced a vehicle that is strikingly similar to the insane treaded Valiant used in the movie.
And here’s where things get crazy. Howe & Howe actually built the The Peacemaker specifically for the film, and it’s based off a vehicle called the Ripsaw, an awesome super-tank you can actually buy.
Fitted with a 6.6L Duramax diesel engine producing around 600 hp, nothing could stand in the way of the Ripsaw. It was a badass beast that was at home crawling rocks, storming through a bog, or even flying through the air (via jumps). The only sticking point? It wasn’t exactly the most luxurious place to spend time.
Two years ago the team at Howe & Howe began work on a newer, more luxurious of the version of the Ripsaw and now the fruits of their labour have finally come to fruition in the form of the Ripsaw EV2 (
Electric Vehicle Extreme Vehicle 2).
Details are still a bit scare but we’re happy to tell you its now packed with at least 30 percent more awesome. Gullwing doors? Check. Luxurious-enough interior fit for a super villain? Check. Jet-fighter-style steering “wheel”? Check. Gigantic treads, LED lights, and a big-ass winch? Check, check and check.
It’s a high-end, low-volume super tank from hell that takes six months to fabricate and, while it’s not clear what’s under the hood of the EV2, we’d be surprised if Howe & Howe strayed far from the trusty Duramax.
And now, prepare yourself for the awe-inspiring insanity that is the Ripsaw EV2 Extreme Luxury Super Tanker.