Convertible Toyota Land Cruiser Is How To Safari In Style

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With four-zone automatic climate control.

The perennial Toyota Land Cruiser is one of the most dynamic vehicles on the face of planet Earth. This Japanese SUV comes from humble beginnings, and was originally used as a farming and off-road vehicle, but has come a long way. These days the Land Cruiser can be considered a luxury SUV that transports politicians and other dignitaries, and we've seen the current J300 generation get transformed into a carbon-clad street weapon, and even a rolling military bunker. But this topless safari version cruising the deserts of the United Arab Emirates is a first, and in all honesty, it looks amazing.

It is no secret that the UAE loves a good Land Cruiser. These cars are as ubiquitous as camels in the Middle East, and people use them in all kinds of roles, safaris clearly being one of them. The 300 Series is the most capable, and refined Land Cruiser yet, and this safari machine clearly caters to the well off.

The first thing you might notice is the lack of a roof and the two roll-over hoops. There's a small tent screen over the second row, and a massive bull bar to motivate any lazy camels crossing the road. With prices for the Land Cruiser starting at around $85,000, whoever commissioned this conversion clearly has some bucks to spend, or this car could have been damaged in a desert drifting incident. Either way, this has to be one of the most lavish safari cars ever.

Under the hood of the land cruiser sits a 5.7-liter V8 engine mated to an eight-speed automatic transmission. This engine produces 381 horsepower and 401 lb-ft of torque which it sends to all four wheels. Standard features include four-zone climate control (that's most likely been rendered useless) perforated leather seats, wireless phone charging, a surround-view camera system, and blind-spot monitoring. We're not exactly sure what type of animals roam the dunes of the UAE, but at least you'll be able to spot them in style.

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