World’s fastest tank
For the man who has everything, a dual track racer with gullwing doors
AMERICAN company Howe and Howe Technologies has announced the Ripsaw Extreme Vehicle 2, which the company described as a “the ultimate in extreme luxury”.
The original Ripsaw was built as a high-speed super tank for military use and it is still the world’s fastest dual track vehicle.
That was in 2012. In the two years since, Howe and Howe Tech refined the military spec race tank to appeal to “the high-end, luxury market” — read oil-rich Texans and Sheiks.
Made to spec on a limited production run at the factory in Maine, little is known about the private Ripsaw’s technical details, but engine size will presumably be limited only to the buyer’s budget.
The demo model has 30 cm of suspension travel on coil-over-oil racing dampers, and over 600 diesel horsepower, with a hi-tech console inside to please any geek.
Set all the buttons right and this dual track will jump snow drifts and even drift like a race car on ice at high speed.
On any other tank, drifting would result in a lot of sprockets and important bits coming off.
Howe and Howe said it takes six months to fabricate and can cost well into the 100s of thousands [of U.S. dollars] depending on desired luxury and performance packages.
The Ripsaw is a bespoke luxury tank for the man who has everything. Based on the military spec ripsaw (top right), billed as the fastest dual track vehicle on earth, each Ripsaw is built to client spec, with the engine limited only to the buyer’s budget.