With the right modifications and the right mindset, you can turn just about anything into an off-roading beast. Such is the case with this Buick Roadmaster Estate rendering, which reimagines the people-mover as a full-blown arctic explorer.
Coming to us from automotive designer Abimelec Arellano, also known as Abimelec Design (@abimelecdesign), this rendering is based on a 1991 Buick Roadster Estate wagon, which the designer has now transformed into the “Arcticmaster.” Let’s start with the stance, which is dominated by positively massive balloon-style snow tires that sit in the corners with purpose and tons of presence. The tires are mounted on a set of Rotiform BKK wheels, which look absolutely minuscule compared to the extra-large rubber.
To house the plus-sized running gear, this Buick Roadmaster wagon is also equipped with equally massive fender flares, which round out the corners in body-colored paint that matches the lower trim and upper pillars to bookend the wood side paneling. And of course, the suspension was lifted significantly to help it all fit.
Up front, we see a bash bar that juts out from the front bumper, with a pair of yellow KC Lights to illuminate the way forward. Skid plates are installed to protect the greasy bits from ice chunks, and there’s a set of rock sliders in the flanks. Up top, we spot a tool box and a spare tire mounted way back towards the rear hatch.
As for what we can’t see, the designer states that this Buick Roadmaster is powered by a new 6.2L LS3 V8 engine, which makes sense given this cold-weather monster likely needs some serious underhood firepower to get it moving with all that extra gear. Previously equipped by models like the Chevy Camaro and Chevy Corvette, output from the LS3 is rated around 430 horsepower and 424 pound-feet of torque, but with the right bits and pieces, it can make much, much more.
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