For those born in the sixties they had the shape of the Aston Martins of the legendary Bond. Those of my generation (that can save the world) had that of Superauto Mach 5. For those after, a nice red cursor and a name: KITT. What are? Vehicles equipped with weapons, what questions. Fantastic adventure companions of the heroes of comics, cartoons, video games, action films.
Today, the form is that of Rezvani Vengeance, with one difference: this is a real car. Apocalyptic, I would say.
Ready for doomsday
The exterior is an upgraded version of the Cadillac Escalade it was based on, and the overall appearance resembles that of a GI Joe vehicle, or the Halo video game. And let's not go far from the truth: the design is taken care of by Milen Ivanov, a real videogame developer (look a bit).
Not only that: the CEO Ferris Rezvani declares in interviews that the company had just imagined a "concept science fiction videogame car "that people could also own in reality.
But what a video game: this one is serious
This characteristic SUV can also be purchased in a "basic" version, but it is no less threatening. And the nice military package is added to the modest extra figure of almost 100.000 euros. What does it include? An explosive shield on the underside of the frame, bulletproof glass, a smoke screen, a pepper spray dispenser, electrified handles (ouch) and other devilry. The law, I believe, does not allow more to a civilian.
However it can be a valuable aid in the event of a zombie apocalypse, I guess.
But inside it is very sweet
As hard on the outside as it is soft on the inside. Between reclining leather seats, flat screen televisions, augmented reality navigation and a bright roof, it will be a luxury for the 8 passengers to defeat the enemies while listening, of course, to the good Ludovico Van.
We open the hood and the atmosphere is tense again: 8-liter V6,2 engine that can boost up to 420 horsepower. Can you tear down a wall? I ask for a friend.
The real apocalypse remains the price: over 250.000 euros (and without the accessories mentioned in the article). At that point, I say, what is the point of going to the office without the possibility of sowing the next traffic light with a nice smokescreen?