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Ripsaw billed as "the most obnoxious vehicle ever made," and we're not arguing

Ripsaw EV3-F1: gets so sideways so fast that it genuinely scares us
Ripsaw EV3-F1: gets so sideways so fast that it genuinely scares us
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Ripsaw EV3-F1: "the most obnoxious vehicle ever made"
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Ripsaw EV3-F1: "the most obnoxious vehicle ever made"
Ripsaw EV3-F1: up to 1,500 horsepower in its rudest configuration
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Ripsaw EV3-F1: up to 1,500 horsepower in its rudest configuration
Ripsaw EV3-F1: inside the cabin is not a place for fearful men
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Ripsaw EV3-F1: inside the cabin is not a place for fearful men
Ripsaw EV3-F1: gets so sideways so fast that it genuinely scares us
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Ripsaw EV3-F1: gets so sideways so fast that it genuinely scares us
Ripsaw EV3-F1: terrifying speed for something that weighs 7,700 pounds
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Ripsaw EV3-F1: terrifying speed for something that weighs 7,700 pounds
Ripsaw EV3-F1: what, your tank doesn't wheelie? Lame.
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Ripsaw EV3-F1: what, your tank doesn't wheelie? Lame.
7,700 pounds of Ripsaw EV3-F1 flying through the air. Not recommended on frozen lake beds.
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7,700 pounds of Ripsaw EV3-F1 flying through the air. Not recommended on frozen lake beds.
Ripsaw EV3-F1: the view from the driver's seat, which should be thoroughly cleaned after use
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Ripsaw EV3-F1: the view from the driver's seat, which should be thoroughly cleaned after use
Ripsaw EV3-F1: 16 inches of suspension travel make this a rough terrain destroyer
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Ripsaw EV3-F1: 16 inches of suspension travel make this a rough terrain destroyer
Ripsaw EV3-F1: spec sheet
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Ripsaw EV3-F1: spec sheet

What's got a 1,500 horsepower Hellcat motor, twin high speed tank tracks, a racing harness and 16 inches of suspension travel? The utterly bonkers Ripsaw EV3-F1, a luxury sports tank that wheelies, drifts and flies through the air like a 7,700 pound two-stroke dirt bike. You'd have to see it to believe it.

The folks at Howe & Howe are in love with tank tracks. They'll stick 'em on anything, from a wheelchair to a giant fighting robot to their breakfast tray (maybe). But their favorite thing to do is make vastly overpowered "extreme luxury tanks."

Starting at half a million US dollars and heading upward from there, Howe & Howe's Ripsaw series tanks were never for the shy. But the new performance king of the crop takes things to new heights of silliness.

7,700 pounds of Ripsaw EV3-F1 flying through the air. Not recommended on frozen lake beds.
7,700 pounds of Ripsaw EV3-F1 flying through the air. Not recommended on frozen lake beds.

The Ripsaw EV3-F1 is a single seater twin-track leisure tank with a 727 cubic inch Hellcat Hemi engine stuck in. It makes up to 1,500 horsepower, and it tears up terrain at a truly frightening pace.

Its air suspended cockpit (which opens up like a jet fighter's, of course), holds a lone driver in with a 5-point racing harness. And you'll need it; the Ripsaw might feature 16 inches of suspension travel to soak up some rough terrain, but this thing weighs 7,750 lb (3,315 kg) and accelerates, wheelies and jumps like a freakin' two stroke dirt bike.

You think we're kidding, but it's one thing to hear the numbers, and another thing altogether to see this thing in action. It hardly looks real how fast and loose this vehicle is. The EV3-F1 looks like some kind of movie special effect in real life. It's that ludicrous. We've never seen anything like it. It genuinely frightens us. And if we're truly honest, we're not sure if we'd have the stones to send it full throttle. Would you?

Enjoy the video below, we sure did.

Source: Howe & Howe

Most obnoxious vehicle ever made!

19 comments
DFrancis
Obnoxious? No. Crazy? Absolutely. Belongs in a sci-fi movie? Yes, please!
jd_dunerider
If I ever win the lottery, the first thing I will do is order one of their tanks. I've been drooling over them for years.
Guido666
The article never mentions how it was crowned "most obnoxious". I assume because it was in quotes that it came from somewhere. So where did it come from? I've loved those Ripsaws since they debuted almost 15 years ago.
theo
look for the next James Bond or fast and furious file for this!
VincentWolf
Contact Jay Leno I'm sure he would be interested.
Derek Howe
That thing sounds amazing, that engine is a beast. This would be SOOO much fun to rent for a couple hours!
Mr T
And shit like this is why the Earth, or at least most of the species on it, will die. Humans are frigging selfish and stupid, and there's only one cure for stupid...
MacBandit
So I guess no one saw the last Fast and the Furious movie? It was in that. Also the latest season of the Grand Tour also has this in it. It's definitely cool and definitely far from obnoxious. That award would go to every car overly loud truck, bike, or car with sound system that sits at a stop light and makes your ears hurt inside your closed car.
Michael Allan
Ripsaw Racing . . . They've gotta have racing competitions with these guys . . . Monster trucks, eat your heart out . . .
ljaques
Hell Yeah! Those look like mind-boggling, life-extinguishing fun. Well, Loz, if you won't go balls out in one, I sure wouldn't. But I'd sure as heck push my own limits. Now, add a 7.62x39 mini-gun and some grenade launchers, swap to a smaller diesel engine, and you have yourself one sweet bug-out vehicle. Unmuffled, they're fun, but I'd want stealth mufflers on my diesel job. All I need now is the lottery win, as jd said. Oohrah!