Frankfurt - Ramsmobile is here to answer many a gear-head’s ultimate 4x4 fantasy with its new Protos RM-X2 - an off-road rally car for the road, with extreme performance to boot. And a fantasy it will remain, for most, thanks to its reported price tag in the region of $1 million, which is about R14.7m in our money.
So what is Ramsmobile? It’s a specialist car company that originates from Belarus, but its new RM-X2 will reportedly be built in New Mexico.
The RM-X2 is described as a “multipurpose hypercar”. Its chassis and attachments are assembled from the “most advanced and expensive” materials available, in Ramsmobile’s own words, including carbon and titanium grades usually used in military aviation. Oh, and did we mention the robotic arm doors?
The vehicle is available in four design variants, the most basic of which sticks to the essentials and weighs just 1500kg.
Power comes from a 6.2-litre LT5 V8 with two superchargers and a claimed output of 999 horsepower (or 745kW in metric speak). The company will also offer a 6.6-litre Duramax diesel engine as well as an electric powertrain, but those options have not been explained in detail as yet.