The Tank Hybrid Edition makes use of an electrified 2.0-liter gasoline engine.
Rezvani Motors, the American-based designer that's responsible for the hardcore Vengeance, has delivered the first plug-in hybrid variant of its smaller Tank SUV. The Tank Hybrid Edition adds a more frugal powertrain option to the lineup, thanks to a 2.0-liter gasoline plug-in hybrid engine with a 17-kW electric motor. This is the same powerplant you will find in the Wrangler 4xe, as the Tank is based on the rugged Jeep off-roader.
This engine produces combined outputs of 375 horsepower and 470 lb-ft of torque, which makes it more powerful than the 285-hp V6 that serves as the base engine in the Rezvani Tank. In the Wrangler 4xe, the all-electric range is rated at 21 miles. Despite the added heft, Rezvani claims the Tank Hybrid Edition can travel up to 30 miles on battery power alone, but that may be a bit optimistic.
The example pictured here is the first of its kind and was delivered to a special customer at an unveiling ceremony in California. The exterior has been treated to a bright silver metallic satin finish, with a contrasting caramel interior trimmed in supple Nappa leather. This is just one of many color combinations, as Rezvani offers its customers a wide scope for personalization. There are myriad paint, leather, and luxury options to choose from.
"The vision was to offer a fresh design inspired by armored vehicle concepts not typically seen on the road. The goal was a daily drivable vehicle that is purpose-built, rugged, off-road capable with a design that is muscular, and well proportioned; as exciting to the eyes as it is to drive " explained CEO Ferris Rezvani.
This hybrid engine will soon be offered in the Military Edition, which adds armoring and security features into the mix.
If you'd prefer a more traditional engine to power your Rezvani tank, the custom automaker also offers a 6.4-liter SRT V8 with 500 hp ($45,000), a supercharged 6.2-liter Hellcat ($75,000), and a Demon Performance Package with 1,000 hp ($95,000). As you'd expect, the plug-in hybrid option is far cheaper, at $8,500, and will certainly be more frugal too.
The Tank isn't your average custom SUV. Rezvani offers some incredible options, including Electromagnetic Pulse Protection. For $2,500, this unique extra protects the vehicle from EMP weapons that usually render electronic equipment useless. For $6,250, you can even get a Starry Night Headliner, which adds an extra touch of luxury to the cabin.
It's not for the faint-hearted, though, as the base price weighs in at $175,000. Add a few choice extras and the hybrid powerplant, and you've got yourself a $200,000+ vehicle.
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