Meet the Ramsmobile RM-X2 – an all-new, highly, configurable all-terrain vehicle that recently debuted at the Frankfurt Motor Show and that’s dubbed a “multi-purpose hypercar” – a bold claim, no doubt. Those claims go even further, as the brand questions prospective buyers on their “ideal transport” by asking: “What do you need to move along the surface? Do you need comfort in the highest level of security? Would you like the best dynamics and endless possibilities to behold more?”
Due to how awkward all that sounds, we’d say that those are computerized translations from another language, but they get the point across. Either way, all are pretty lofty claims, but the stats on paper seem to back all of it up.
Ramsmobile’s first vehicle is shown only through the darkest of black-out filters, letting only the exterior outline shine through. Initial impressions are that the RM-X2 is intended to have the visual appeal of both the Batmobile and the Warthog off-road vehicle from the Halo series of video games.
The chunky, all-black exterior treatment comes in four different designs or trim levels – Ascetic, Devil, God and Ramsider. The exact differences of these are unknown at this point. But the bulletproof exterior is secondary to what’s hiding beneath the skin.
That’s because the chassis underneath the body is made of a combination of carbon fiber and titanium to minimize overall vehicle weight. The weight figure varies between 3,300 to 5,900 pounds, due to two factors – how the model is configured, and what powers it.
On the configuration side, the RM-X2 is available in two bulletproof classes – an armored B6 or a B7 version. Customers can also choose a “regular” (non-bulletproof) body. We’re guessing that the heavily-armored B7 variant is the one that tips the scales at 5,900 pounds.
On the powertrain side, the RM-X2 can be optioned with either a supercharged GM 6.2L V8 LT5 engine, a 6.6L Duramax L5P diesel engine mated to an Allison transmission, or an unspecified electric powertrain.
Note that LT5 engine is currently only used in just one GM vehicle – the C7 Corvette ZR1, where it makes a healthy 755 horsepower at 6300 rpm and 715 pound-feet of torque at 4400 rpm. GM unveiled the LT5 as a crate engine package at SEMA 2018, and this certainly seems like a fascinating implementation.
Ramsmobile has yet to announce pricing info for the RM-X2, however the new firm claims that just 12 units will be produced in 2020, and that each example will be made to order by clients.
Here’s a brief teaser video of the imposing SUV.