Is This The Ultimate Survival Vehicle?

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Yes, it has plenty of toilet paper.

If you thought the upcoming 2020 Ford F-250 Tremor was rugged and aggressive, you ain't seen nothing yet. Some third-party companies like Hennessey transform trucks into six-wheeled creations like the Goliath, which are even more radical than current factory offerings. Other companies specialize in building decadent motorhomes that let you live in the lap of luxury. But what if a company combined the capabilities of a six-wheeled adventure truck, with a lavish motorhome? Sounds pretty cool, right?

A company called Unicat GmbH in Germany has created just such a vehicle. It is called the Unicat MD56c MAN TGS 6x6, and it is based on the MAN TGS truck. For those who aren't familiar, MAN is one of many brands within the Volkswagen Group.

UNICAT GmbH
UNICAT GmbH
UNICAT GmbH
UNICAT GmbH

Moving the Unicat along is a 540 horsepower diesel engine mated to a twelve-speed transmission. A permanent all-wheel-drive with a center-locking differential, transfer case with low range gearing, and differential locks in the front and rear axle help ensure that no terrain will stop this off-road motorhome. For increased maneuverability, the third axel includes secondary steering, which should come in handy on an 816-centimeter (321.26-inch) long vehicle.

Further adding to the go-anywhere ability, a two-chamber fuel system holds 980 liters (258.9 gallons) of diesel, enabling an incredible range of over 3,000 kilometers (1,900 miles). Included amenities such as an insulated cab air suspension, heated and air-conditioned comfort seats with leather and Alcantara, a Eberspacher 4DS heater, cruise control, Garmin satellite navigation system, and a bird's-eye view camera system. These systems should help keep you out on the road longer without needing to pull over.

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UNICAT GmbH
UNICAT GmbH
UNICAT GmbH

When it is time to take a break from driving, the Unicat features two longitudinally arranged benches that can accommodate up to six people. The table is lowered electronically and can be converted into a double bed. There is also a fully-stocked kitchen with a stainless steel sink, oven and microwave, two burners, dishwasher, refrigerator, and dish storage. Of course, occupants also have access to a bathroom with a shower and a bedroom in the rear with an additional double bed. Should the apocalypse come, we are grabbing the keys to a Unicat.

UNICAT GmbH
UNICAT GmbH
UNICAT GmbH

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