Slovakia one-ups the EM-50 Urban Assault Vehicle

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    Slovakia one-ups the EM-50 Urban Assault Vehicle

    OK, maybe it's not armored or weaponized (yet ), but the Czechs are making a badass all-terrain bus:

    https://www.autobeatonline.com/artic...akes-a-red-dot

    5/22/2020 | 3:34 PM ESTThe TORSUS PRAETORIAN Takes a Red Dot
    Red Dot awards go to excellence in design, and this vehicle has that—and then some

    The TORSUS PRAETORIAN won a Red Dot Award in the Product Design 2020 category.

    The what?

    (Images: Torsus)

    Well, odds are you’re not familiar with the Czech Republic-based firm, TORSUS, which operates a production facility in Slovakia, nor with the PRAETOTRIAN, which it describes as “the world’s first heavy duty 4x4 off-road bus.”

    That’s right: A bus that can handle rugged terrain.

    The vehicle was designed in collaboration with Werkemotion, a transportation and industrial design firm based in Bratislava.

    The PRAETORIAN is predicated on components from Munich-based MAN Truck & Bus—an upgraded version of its chassis, a 6.9-liter diesel engine, semi-automatic transmission. It features Michelin tires. Body parts are coated with Line-X.

    The vehicle has a 165-inch wheelbase and there are 82 inches below the axles.
    EDIT: the article dicked up a dimension - TRACK WIDTH = 82", ground clearance under axles = 15.3"

    It can carry 35 people plus gear.

    Although the 4WD bus is engineered for off-road capability, it is designed for full EU homologation for on and off-road use.

    Last edited by ExWrench; 05-28-2020, 05:36 PM.

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    #2
    Now that would make a bitchen schoolie...

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      #3
      I'll take two please. Camper and drunk bus.

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        Wtf is a semi auto transmission?
        The shithead formerly known as cn'tafordit & Brocko2

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          #5
          Originally posted by Thatg9659 View Post
          Wtf is a semi auto transmission?
          Illegal in California if it holds more than 10 gears or has a detachable PTO

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            #6
            Originally posted by Thatg9659 View Post
            Wtf is a semi auto transmission?
            Media buzzwords

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              #7
              Originally posted by Thatg9659 View Post
              Wtf is a semi auto transmission?
              Assault Tranny

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                #8
                Originally posted by ExWrench View Post

                Illegal in California if it holds more than 10 gears or has a detachable PTO


                if it has fixed headlights then youre good to have the above
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                  #9
                  Originally posted by Chzbrgr View Post

                  Assault Tranny
                  That conjures up mental images I don't really need.

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                    #10
                    to funny

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                      #11
                      Chris Ridgeway would LS swap it.

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                        #12
                        is that the short bus for off-road?


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                          Originally posted by Chzbrgr View Post

                          Assault Tranny
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                            #14
                            Originally posted by Thatg9659 View Post
                            Wtf is a semi auto transmission?
                            an electronically shifted manual gearbox most likely.

                            pretty common in big truck land for a time.
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                              Originally posted by evernoob View Post

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                              Did you actually google " Assault Tranny"?

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