Outdoors

Howe and Howe unveils Ripsaw EV-2 "luxury tank"

Howe and Howe unveils Ripsaw E...
The Ripsaw EV2 could be described as Mad Max and Batman's love child
The Ripsaw EV2 could be described as Mad Max and Batman's love child
View 12 Images
The Ripsaw EV2 is described as a "high-end luxury super tank"
1/12
The Ripsaw EV2 is described as a "high-end luxury super tank"
The Ripsaw EV2 features a high-intensity lighting system
2/12
The Ripsaw EV2 features a high-intensity lighting system
The Ripsaw EV2 has a diesel engine that puts out over 600 hp
3/12
The Ripsaw EV2 has a diesel engine that puts out over 600 hp
The Ripsaw EV2's dashboard looks like it belongs in Batman's Tumbler
4/12
The Ripsaw EV2's dashboard looks like it belongs in Batman's Tumbler
The Ripsaw EV2 could be described as Mad Max and Batman's love child
5/12
The Ripsaw EV2 could be described as Mad Max and Batman's love child
The Ripsaw EV2 has gull-wing doors
6/12
The Ripsaw EV2 has gull-wing doors
Inside the Ripsaw EV2
7/12
Inside the Ripsaw EV2
The Ripsaw EV2 has 12 inches (30 cm) of suspension travel
8/12
The Ripsaw EV2 has 12 inches (30 cm) of suspension travel
The Ripsaw EV2 is being made in a limited run
9/12
The Ripsaw EV2 is being made in a limited run
Pricing for the Ripsaw EV2 is claimed to be "well into the 100s of thousands"
10/12
Pricing for the Ripsaw EV2 is claimed to be "well into the 100s of thousands"
The Ripsaw EV2 has a power winch on the front
11/12
The Ripsaw EV2 has a power winch on the front
The company does state that the original Ripsaw (which is the base of the EV2) is the fastest dual-tracked vehicle ever made
12/12
The company does state that the original Ripsaw (which is the base of the EV2) is the fastest dual-tracked vehicle ever made
View gallery - 12 images

If you've seen Mad Max: Fury Road, then you'll be familiar with the tank-tracked Peacemaker chase vehicle. In fact, the Peacemaker was actually a modified Ripsaw, an off-road vehicle manufactured by Maine-based Howe and Howe Technologies. Although the movie version had a car body on top, the consumer/military version is open-topped. Now, however, Howe & Howe has announced the new-and-enclosed Ripsaw EV2 (Extreme Vehicle 2) – it's described as a "high-end luxury super tank."

Little is available in technical details right now, which is partly due to the fact that the EV2 will be made largely to individual buyers' specs.

We can tell you, however, that it has a power winch, gull-wing doors, a high-intensity light bar, 12 inches (30 cm) of suspension travel, and a diesel engine that puts out over 600 hp. It additionally has an interior that looks more like something out of one of the Batman movies than a Mad Max creation.

The Ripsaw EV2 is being made in a limited run
The Ripsaw EV2 is being made in a limited run

There are also no performance specs just yet, although the company does state that the original Ripsaw (which is the base of the EV2) is the fastest dual-tracked vehicle ever made. In the first of the two videos below, you can see that the EV2 is indeed pretty quick.

Should you be wanting one, you'd better be quick, patient and wealthy. Howe and Howe states that the Ripsaw EV2 will be made by hand in a limited run, each one taking up to six months to build, and costing "well into the 100s of thousands depending on desired luxury and performance packages."

Source: Ripsaw

View gallery - 12 images
12 comments
Bob
I don't know who would be in the market for this but that tank did have a very nice wench.
Daishi
It looks like sort of a cross between their last Ripsaw and the Riptide they demo'd as an amphibious vehicle. If the military doesn't need one they can always sell them to police since they are almost just as militarized and have budgets that rival the militaries of other regular countries.
If the NYPD was an army it would be the 20th best funded army in the world putting it ahead of North Korea.
VoiceofReason
TANK?! Ummm no...that looks like it has almost NO armor. I'd wager an M2 .50BMG would take it out. That isn't a tank, it's a glorified tracked dune buggy. Know why it's the fastest tracked vehicle....no armor. Tanks have armor.
Aussie Bob
I wonder if it is, or can be made road legal? Now that would be fun :-)
Charlie_Horse
I've seen a documentary about the life of indigenous Reindeer herders in Siberia, in which the children were picked up and taken off to boarding school for the semester in a tracked vehicle - working as a bus.
It's possible to imagine a wealthy Russian oligarch wanting one of these as he rides around visiting his natural gas wells in Siberia.
But it seems misleading to call it a "tank", just because it has caterpillar treads.
Merriam-Webster - tank: an enclosed heavily armed and armored combat vehicle that moves on tracks
warren52nz
I guess that's one way to make other drivers let you in. Hehe.
Zachary E. Mohrmann
Hay....! Not for nothing ya have to give it to those Howe brothers, they do have a passion to try and build whats on there mind, and spending a whole hell of a lot of money doing so....! Can Ya'll say the same thing for your selves ...?
Mike Akulov
There are many reasons for replacing datasheet with stupefying noise, flashy video and irrelevant pictures of a half-naked woman. 600hp diesel on 6 big wheeled lightweight chassis will show much better performance for much less cost. This is much worse mockery of a tank, than Hammer of M998 Humvee I wonder how many people with disposable $100,000 can't understand performance data and overall purpose (or its absence in this case)? Give me a call. I have better project in mind.
S Michael
Lease it to the movie studios for SyFi movies. Otherwise, it's worthless..