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Massive Palladium all-terrain "hyper-limo" promises best of all worlds

Massive Palladium all-terrain ...
The do-it-all Aznom Palladium all-terrain "hyper-limo", shown here as a pre-production render, is as tall as a G-Wagen and nearly 4 feet longer
The do-it-all Aznom Palladium all-terrain "hyper-limo", shown here as a pre-production render, is as tall as a G-Wagen and nearly 4 feet longer
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The do-it-all Aznom Palladium all-terrain "hyper-limo", shown here as a pre-production render, is as tall as a G-Wagen and nearly 4 feet longer
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The do-it-all Aznom Palladium all-terrain "hyper-limo", shown here as a pre-production render, is as tall as a G-Wagen and nearly 4 feet longer
Headlights and grille of the "hyper limo"
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Headlights and grille of the "hyper limo"
The Palladium's aggressive and stately front end
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The Palladium's aggressive and stately front end
The Palladium's 680-horsepower twin-turbo V8 should have no trouble shifting this monster's massive bulk
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The Palladium's 680-horsepower twin-turbo V8 should have no trouble shifting this monster's massive bulk
Rear view of the Palladium
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Rear view of the Palladium
Erm ... is it just us or does this look like a futuristic love-seat in the back?
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Erm ... is it just us or does this look like a futuristic love-seat in the back?
A center console designed to match your super-yacht
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A center console designed to match your super-yacht
What a meaty machine, and it'll look like a tank on the road
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What a meaty machine, and it'll look like a tank on the road
Side entry view with the back door missing
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Side entry view with the back door missing
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Italian company Aznom has thus far been concerned with high-end car makeovers and fancy carbon fiber handbags, but it's preparing to branch out into small series car production with what it's calling the world's first all-terrain "hyper-limousine."

Due for a full unveiling by the end of October, the Palladium is a whopper of a car, measuring nearly 2 m (6.6 ft) high and 6 m (19.7 ft) long. So for reference, when you look at the render above, that car is about as tall as a G-Wagen and as long as this nutty Mercedes-Maybach concept.

Not only will it offer a proper luxury experience with a limo-grade focus on the roomy back seats, but Aznom mysteriously promises it'll have "incredible dynamic qualities, usually peculiar to other types of cars." Supercars? Reliant Robins? Who knows? One thing's for sure, it's gonna be very heavy.

According to a weird series of short Facebook build videos, the Palladium will rock a large twin-turbo V8 engine of indeterminate origins. It produces a lovely growly noise to go with its 680 horsepower, and while 680 is certainly a lot of horsepower, it falls a long way short of fitting into our hypercar list.

Side entry view with the back door missing
Side entry view with the back door missing

What's more, it's going to have AWD, and Aznom says it'll be "powerful, strong and unstoppable like a true all-wheel-drive off-road vehicle. Don't mind me lads, just off for a quick bit of rock-hopping in the limo.

So a colossal, luxury limousine rocking 680 horsepower, "incredible dynamic qualities" and proper bush bashing chops as well? You sure can't accuse this Monza company of having humble ambitions. We look forward to seeing the final vehicle in action, and learning about the (presumably ludicrous) price and final specs.

Source: Aznom

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4 comments
michael_dowling
Another climate destroying toy for the Uber rich.
mrhuckfin
It was only a matter of time before something like this hit the market? Kind of like it in a "can't look away" sort of way! :-D
ljaques
I'll bet ZZTop would rent it. (Right, Billy?)
EH
"There's no disputing taste" means the the opposite of what most think.