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Slovakia one-ups the EM-50 Urban Assault Vehicle

ExWrench

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OK, maybe it's not armored or weaponized (yet :flipoff2:), but the Czechs are making a badass all-terrain bus:

https://www.autobeatonline.com/articles/the-torsus-praetorian-takes-a-red-dot

5/22/2020 | 3:34 PM EST
The 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?
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(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.
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I got home & looked up the specs:

TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS

The details shown below show the specifications of the standard model Praetorian. Upgrades, customisation and alterations are available. Please contact your local Torsus Dealer or speak to a member of our team to discuss your exact requirements.

STANDARD DIMENSIONS
Wheelbase: 4200mm Track width front: 2081mm Track width rear: 2086mm Ground clearance (under axle): 389mm
STANDARD WEIGHT
Max. permissible weight: 13.500 kg Front axle load: Max. 6.300 kg Rear axle load: Max. 7.800 kg


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STANDARD

CHASSIS & DRIVETRAIN

Engine
Type: 6 cylinder in-row Diesel Make & Model: MAN D0836 LFL40 Emission level: Euro III – VI JP-9 Fuel Output: 240 hp (176 kw) Torque : 925 Nm Fuel: Diesel

Gear Box
Make & Model: MAN / ZF 12AS 1210 OD MAN Tip-Matic Type: Semi-automatic gear box

Transfer Gear
Quantity: One Make & Model: MAN G103 Number of speeds: 2 Differential Lock

Front Axle
Make & model: MAN VP09 Axle load: 6.300 kg Suspension: Parabolic leaf springs Differential lock

Rear Axle
Make & model: MAN HP-1333 E Axle load: 7.800 kg Suspension: Parabolic leaf springs

STANDARD EQUIPMENT

Cooling System
Type: Visco blower, Water and Air cooler

Air Compressor
Quantity: 1 Type: One cylinder 352 ccm

Tires and Rims
Quantity: 4 Rim: 10 hole 10,00-20 Tyre: Michelin XZL TL Size: 395/85 R20

Steering Gear
Make: ZF Type: Power steering

Brakes
Make: MAN Brake Matic (ABS) Type: Drum brakes

Fuel System
Fuel tank: 1 x 300 ltr Primary fuel filter Pre-heated fuel filter Secondary fuel filter with water separator

Electrical System
Polarity of ground: Negative Voltage: 24 V Alternator: 1, 28 V, 110 A, 3.080 W Batteries: 2, 12 V, 175 Ah Vehicle computer: MAN Tronic (English language)

INTERIOR EQUIPMENT

Number of Seats*: Max.35

Seat Belts: 3-point seatbelts on all seats

Air-Conditioning System*: Central

Total Power: 15kW

Heating System: Central, with autonomous heater

Floor: Resistant to hard exploitation conditions

Roof Storage: Open-type (optional)

Passenger Doors: Automatic, with automatic step

Evacuation Vent: With inflow exhaust system

Entertainment System: DVD with central front display Speakers installed into luggage racks

Driver’s Comfort: Pneumatic seat Rear-view Camera

Passenger Comfort and Safety: Luggage racks along cabin Built-in personal air-conditioning deflectors Personal travel lights Adjustable seats Tinted windows Windows protection from stones and other damage Fire extinguishers

* All specifications shown here as standard. Other configurations and customisation options are available on request or as part of our pre-defined configurations. Please visit the Praetorian Configurator or Contact Torsus for further information.

Would not be embarrassed about a 4WD short bus on factory 46x15.50r20s :smokin:

But . . . a double or triple cab cargo truck might be more "practical" :laughing:

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:lmao:

if it has fixed headlights then youre good to have the above:rolleyes:
Even with fixed headlights, you can't run a pistol-grip shifter (it's on the CA DOJ ist of "evil" transmission attributes) :flipoff2:


But does it have the required shift button installed?
:flipoff2:

Note from the "Assault Transmission Law" -
"The shift button must not be designed such that it can remain attached to the transmission while it is operating".


Decoupling the gear stack will require the nose of a bullet-shaped transmission detent or a similarly-shaped "shift button" tool on models not made for use by law enforcement or military personnel. While this may seem unreasonably cumbersome to the private citizen or recreational transmission user, legislator and self-proclaimed automotive component expert Dy-ann Fookstain has declared that the average citizen has no need of a transmission with more than 10 gears nor a quick-change gearset. That technology didn't exist when our Constitution was written - most people at that time used single-speed transmissions, and the Founding Fathers certainly didn't envision these modern "weapons of mass transmission".

Unfortunately, in our violent, transmission-loving culture, high-capacity multi-speed transmissions are often romanticized in Hollywood movies. Vin Diesel has played a movie character that rips through 30 gears in a single acceleration, while using a pistol-grip shifter, with zero consequences for his cowboy-ish actions. This sets a bad example for our children, who, for their safety, must be brainwashed into believing public transportation and ride-sharing are the only acceptable solutions.
 

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This is the new bus we can all jump on while laughing at shit in the MEME thread:lmao:
 

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But does it have the required shift button installed?
:flipoff2:



Even with fixed headlights, you can't run a pistol-grip shifter (it's on the CA DOJ ist of "evil" transmission attributes) :flipoff2:




Note from the "Assault Transmission Law" -
"The shift button must not be designed such that it can remain attached to the transmission while it is operating".


Decoupling the gear stack will require the nose of a bullet-shaped transmission detent or a similarly-shaped "shift button" tool on models not made for use by law enforcement or military personnel. While this may seem unreasonably cumbersome to the private citizen or recreational transmission user, legislator and self-proclaimed automotive component expert Dy-ann Fookstain has declared that the average citizen has no need of a transmission with more than 10 gears nor a quick-change gearset. That technology didn't exist when our Constitution was written - most people at that time used single-speed transmissions, and the Founding Fathers certainly didn't envision these modern "weapons of mass transmission".

Unfortunately, in our violent, transmission-loving culture, high-capacity multi-speed transmissions are often romanticized in Hollywood movies. Vin Diesel has played a movie character that rips through 30 gears in a single acceleration, while using a pistol-grip shifter, with zero consequences for his cowboy-ish actions. This sets a bad example for our children, who, for their safety, must be brainwashed into believing public transportation and ride-sharing are the only acceptable solutions.

:lmao:

this violates my 18th amendment!!
 
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