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Rezvani Tank Military Edition: The only SUV with a smoke screen button

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The Rezvani Tank Military Edition is 300 grand's worth of street-legal badass
The Rezvani Tank Military Edition is 300 grand's worth of street-legal badass
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The Rezvani Tank Military Edition is 300 grand's worth of street-legal badass
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The Rezvani Tank Military Edition is 300 grand's worth of street-legal badass
Rezvani Tank Military Edition: takes the original Tank to new levels
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Rezvani Tank Military Edition: takes the original Tank to new levels
Rezvani Tank Military Edition: that back end is not for the shy
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Rezvani Tank Military Edition: that back end is not for the shy
Rezvani Tank Military Edition: strobe lights and blinders
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Rezvani Tank Military Edition: strobe lights and blinders
Rezvani Tank Military Edition: very American
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Rezvani Tank Military Edition: very American
Rezvani Tank Military Edition: run-flat tires might not stand up to a grenade, but the underside of the car will
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Rezvani Tank Military Edition: run-flat tires might not stand up to a grenade, but the underside of the car will
Rezvani Tank Military Edition: deadbolted doors
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Rezvani Tank Military Edition: deadbolted doors
Rezvani Tank Military Edition: comes with gas masks, hypothermia kit and a first aid kit
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Rezvani Tank Military Edition: comes with gas masks, hypothermia kit and a first aid kit
Rezvani Tank Military Edition: optional luxury leather seats
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Rezvani Tank Military Edition: optional luxury leather seats
Rezvani Tank Military Edition: optional step-up convenience kit
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Rezvani Tank Military Edition: optional step-up convenience kit
Rezvani Tank Military Edition: interior
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Rezvani Tank Military Edition: interior
Rezvani Tank Military Edition: full body armor, bulletproof glass and underbody explosion protection
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Rezvani Tank Military Edition: full body armor, bulletproof glass and underbody explosion protection
Rezvani Tank Military Edition: rear blinding lights and smoke screen
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Rezvani Tank Military Edition: rear blinding lights and smoke screen
Rezvani Tank Military Edition: mil-spec run-flat tires
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Rezvani Tank Military Edition: mil-spec run-flat tires
Rezvani Tank Military Edition: integrated FLIR/night vision camera 
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Rezvani Tank Military Edition: integrated FLIR/night vision camera 
Rezvani Tank Military Edition: that's not a real grenade
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Rezvani Tank Military Edition: that's not a real grenade
Rezvani Tank Military Edition: blinding lights, sirens and PA loudspeakers
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Rezvani Tank Military Edition: blinding lights, sirens and PA loudspeakers
Rezvani Tank Military Edition: US$295,000 and upward
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Rezvani Tank Military Edition: US$295,000 and upward

Anyone who felt Rezvani's original Tank XUV (eXtreme Utility Vehicle) was a touch underdone can now stump up US$295,000 or more for a Military Edition, complete with bulletproof armor, thermal and night vision systems, a smoke bomb button and a 707-hp (527-kW) Hellcat engine.

California's Rezvani likes to talk big, then deliver. You don't, for example, call your first sports car the Alpha Beast and then deliver something that blends in with the pack. The original Rezvani Tank was a re-skinned Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Rubicon with a new engine and a pair of coach-style doors on each side to go with a uniquely future-tough design.

And now there's a Military Edition. While you can specify this thing with the same 500-hp (373-kW) engine as the regular Tank, there's now also the option of moving up to the 707-horsepower, supercharged 6.4 liter V8 from the Dodge Hellcat.

The exterior is painted in US Army Desert Sand, with a matt finish. It's also upgraded with assault rifle-proof ballistic body armor, bulletproof glass and enough underside protection to eat up an IED blast. Continuing that theme, there's mil-spec run-flat tires, a protective wrap on the fuel tank, and extra protection around the radiator, too.

Rezvani Tank Military Edition: rear blinding lights and smoke screen
Rezvani Tank Military Edition: rear blinding lights and smoke screen

The protection extends, in a sense, to the occupants, with a built-in first aid kit, a hypothermia kit and a set of gas masks.

Further fun arrives with the Military Edition's ram bumpers. Then there's its electrified door handles – those'll keep the neighbor's kids away – not to mention strobe lights and blinding lights, front and rear, to help deal with pursuers, as well as horn, siren and loudspeaker systems to make your presence very well known.

Need six inches of lift and a Dynatrack ProRock axle set? Go for the off-road package. Need a touch of luxury? That'll be the leather package, with its 10 seat styles and suede headliners. Or there's the convenience package, adding automatically opening/closing side steps to help you get in and out.

Rezvani Tank Military Edition: blinding lights, sirens and PA loudspeakers
Rezvani Tank Military Edition: blinding lights, sirens and PA loudspeakers

Some clown riding your rear bumper in traffic? Hit the smoke screen button, and anyone behind you will be blinded in a thick fog. And there's thermal IR vision and standard night vision built into the front of the car for … well, whatever you might want to use that for, Action Jackson.

These things are street legal, and their 4,300-lb (1,950-kg) weight really isn't too bad considering that they're stuffed to the gills with Rambo-grade badass. Even the US$295,000 starting price tag is less than we'd have expected.

Throw down a 10 grand deposit and these guys will have your armored chariot ready in three months' time. Check out a video below.

Source: Rezvani

Rezvani TANK MIlitary Edition

8 comments
ChairmanLMAO
obviously just paid off some politician to make it street legal and he didn't even look at it - or listen...
ljaques
Oh, good. They gave this article to Loz to run with. YeeeeeHaw! Only the siren isn't street legal. The rest looks like fun, and some looks like it'll be handy in the near future, should things continue to deteriorate in the US. That NO STEP trim will soon have to be made into a real sideboard, or they'll be losing them right and left. Question: How quickly will it be before you have spent the equivalent amount you paid for the vehicle in buying fuel for it? Fuel economy is likely not one of its attributes. Fun truck! When can I demo one? (No, Loz, I meant "get a demonstration drive.") I'm only $295k short of the price, so it won't be long before I get one.
toyhouse
Bulletproof armor and window glass? Their market isn't just for military, it's for driving home from work in California - where it's made. Ahem.....
WilliamSager
Want to bet the armor is not all round. No way a 4300 lb truck can keep out even 5.56 mm.
Tom Lee Mullins
I think that is really neat. It would have been nice to see it with someone near it so one can see the size of it.
RoGuE_StreaK
I dunno, seen quite a few near-new SUVs / 4WDs in my area with the smoke-screen button permanently pushed?
YuraG
It’s much lighter than Model S - another indication that the armor either high-tech or insufficient.
Jay_Wilson
Yeah whatever. Can it fly?