5 Military-Inspired Rides for Badasses

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New military vehicles are commonly produced out of necessity during wartime, it’s importance is second to none because it’s the main transportation used by soldiers while on land, and it’s also used to carry supplies. The production of wartime vehicles are by mass manufacturing to accommodate the number of troops per country involved; parts for the vehicles are usually coming from developing countries that mainly produce the necessary parts; such as interior parts from China, engine peripherals from Mexico, and steel tubes from the Philippines. But what happens to wartime vehicles when the war is over? Do they stay locked up in a warehouse waiting for another war? Or with the need for profit, they become civilian-worthy?

If you’re wondering what military-inspired vehicles and actual military vehicles can be used by the general public, here’s a list!

#1. Jeep Wrangler

An ode to a classic military vehicle, the Jeep Wrangler is a mass produced vehicle owned by the Jeep company. It’s a well-received vehicle that some people sought after; it’s design is a contemporary version of the Willy’s Jeep which was the vehicle used by the US during world war II. It’s civilian-friendly design and incorporation of modern technology makes the Jeep Wrangler an easier car to drive as compared to the original Jeep.

#2. Mercedes-Benz G-Class Vehicle

Also called the G-Wagen, the G in G-class actually stands for “Geländewagen” which translates to “cross-country vehicle”. This beloved vehicle can literally be use to cross the country because of it’s effectiveness in off-road situations. It was originally intended for military use but it became available to the public a few years back; it’s actually still used by militaries around the world, like in the US, UK, Australia, and Germany. It differentiates itself from other Mercedes-Benz models because of it’s box-like design.

#3. Toyota Land Cruiser

Toyota’s longest running model, the Land Cruiser was originally designed after the American Jeep. It was made during world war II due to the Japanese military wanting a vehicle with the same functions as the Jeep but also wanted it to look nothing alike. Nowadays, the Land Cruiser is already commercialized and is no longer used by any military, but it is still used to traverse harsh terrains all around the world.

#4. Lamborghini LM002

The first ever off-road capable vehicle of a sports car brand, the LM002 - sometimes called the “Lambo Rambo” - was originally intended for the US military, equipped with a V12 engine from the Lamborghini countach supercar, this beast of a vehicle would be able to cross harsh terrains while maintaining fast speeds. It was actually never used by the military but was instead commercialized and became a popular off-road car for civilians.

#5. Conquest Knight XV

If you’re wondering what the XV stands for, it’s “Extreme Vehicle”. This vehicle is the flagship car of Conquest Inc., it’s one of the safest civilian cars around because it’s equipped with reactive armour, emergency oxygen supply, built-in magnetic bomb detection system, and some models also have night-vision capabilities. Despite all these monstrous features, the Knight XV was never used as a military vehicle, but it sure looks like one! It’s actually meant to be a luxury car that can keep its occupants safe from danger.

If you’re wondering what military-inspired vehicle can make you look like a total badass, you can choose any one of these 5! When safety, security, and off-roading is what you look for in a car, one of these might be your choice.

*This is a guest post by Justin Estor and is for informational purposes only.*