Sand-X Tracked ATV [video]
What happens when you combine a snowmobile and an ATV? The answer, if all goes well, is the ultimate duning machine – the Sand-X T-ATV.
Sand-X built the T-ATV to handle the sand dunes better than any traditional ATV ever could. At first glance, the T-ATV looks very much like a snowmobile with a set of front wheels, but surely there’s more to it than that. The unit features an 800cc 2-stroke Rotax snowmobile engine that offers a claimed 160hp. Sand-X claimes the T-ATV can reach speeds in excess of 110 mph, but that seems a little generous to us.
According to the designer, the T-ATV is faster and safer than any other sand vehicle and offers a range of up to 215 miles between fill-ups. Again, that seems like a lofty claim, but we can’t say it’s not true until we try it.
Of course trying the Sand-X T-ATV might be difficult. Operations are currently based in the Middle East and we haven’t heard anything about one of these units coming to North America.
Check out more photos and a video of the T-ATV in action below the jump.
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