Saturday, February 17, 2007

Ukrainian Hummer - VEPR

Are your shortcomings more than a Hummer H1 or a Ford Expedition can overcome? There just might be a cure. Information on the Ukrainian-made VEPR Commander is scarce, but here's what we could find out through Google translations. The massive vehicle is 16.4 feet long, 6.5 feet tall, and weighs over 3 tons. One site claims it can carry 15 passengers, while another says 21 passengers. That probably means 15 adults or 21 pint-sized little league players. Judging by its badging, the beast is probably motivated by a 4.0 liter turbodiesel, but then, you can't judge a car's performance by its cover an y more. Price? Well, again, there's some disparity. One figure we found was as low as $20,000 another said $70,000, though what currency wasn't specified.

See also Russian "Supercar" TIGR-2