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LOT #727.1 – 2021 Ford Bronco Custom 6×6 SUV “Apocalypse Dark Horse” is selling with No Reserve at the 2022 Palm Beach Auction.

 

LOT #727.1 – 2021 Ford Bronco Custom 6×6 SUV “Apocalypse Dark Horse” – No Reserve

When the proverbial zombie apocalypse goes down, you will need a vehicle designed to traverse the roughest terrain and carry necessary supplies to remote and otherwise unapproachable areas. When faced with the havoc of such an event, a 6×6 vehicle will come in handy.

Luckily, Apocalypse Manufacturing has you covered. The team sought to create innovative 6×6 vehicles that could survive the test of time through countless hours of engineering, performance adjustment and off-road testing. The result is a “truck where looks and function dance with the devil in the pale moonlight.”

Apocalypse Manufacturing has put more than 140 vehicles on the road in countries worldwide. Three of its recently built 6×6 vehicles will cross the block with No Reserve at the 2022 Palm Beach Auction, held April 7-9 at the South Florida Fairgrounds.

Among the offerings is Lot #727.1, a 2021 Ford Bronco 6X6 named “Dark Horse.”

Most notably, what sets Dark Horse apart from other Broncos is the addition of a middle tandem axle, which delivers power to all six wheels.

The build’s base started with a 4-wheel-drive 2021 Ford Bronco powered by a 2.7-liter EcoBoost engine, equipped with the Black Diamond trim package.

Apocalypse Manufacturing promptly removed the back of the Bronco and extended the body with steel and fiberglass to create a 5-foot-long functional bed. Bumper to bumper, it measures 225 inches. For more context, that’s 3 feet longer than the Bronco’s factory 189-inch length.

Next, the team ditched the Bronco’s convertible roof and created a removable fiberglass hardtop that’s been elongated and comes with a slant back.

Inside, Dark Horse is adorned with dark brown and black durable marine-grade leather on the seats and doors, resembling the “King Ranch” pattern. The material is weather-resistant and protects against rain and snow.

Under the hood, the EcoBoost received larger fuel injectors and a tune that bumped the power output to approximately 400hp. The distinctive snarl of Dark Horse comes from a complete exhaust upgrade.

LOT #728 – 2022 RAM 100 TRX Custom 6×6 Pickup “Warlord II” – No Reserve

Dark Horse and other 6×6 models from Apocalypse Manufacturing — such as “Warlord II” and “HellFire,” all offered with No Reserve — feature handmade custom tandem handmade middle axles that power all wheels. However, Dark Horse’s back end is entirely different from the other models due to its coilover suspension, which supports each individual wheel. The setup provides a stiffer, more comfortable driving experience.

When “auto mode” is activated, Dark Horse operates as a full-time 6-wheel-drive vehicle sending power to both rear axles, but the truck’s internal computer will engage the front axle when needed.

Lastly, Dark Horse features a 4-inch lift with a steering stabilizer to ensure complete control at high speeds and off-road scenarios. The look is finished with a front steel bumper coated in Kevlar and steel side steps. It sits on 20-inch alloy SJF wheels wrapped in 37-inch Patagonia tires.

In addition to Dark Horse, Apocalypse Manufacturing built Lot #728, a 2022 Dodge Ram 1500 TRX 6×6 named “Warlord II.”

With the signature three axles, Warlord II receives power from a supercharged 6.2-liter HEMI V8 engine rated at 702 horsepower and 650 ft/lbs of torque, backed by a 6-speed automatic transmission.

This machine features six 37-inch all-terrain tires mounted on 18-inch wheels, and a seventh spare tire is set atop the pickup bed to round out its look.

The final offering built by Apocalypse Manufacturing is Lot #728.1, a 2022 Jeep Gladiator Custom 6×6 pickup named “HellFire.”

LOT #728.1 – 2022 Jeep Gladiator Custom 6×6 Pickup “Apocalypse Hellfire” – No Reserve

HellFire is equipped with a supercharged 6.2-liter HEMI V8 engine factory rated at 717hp. A high-performance 8-speed automatic transmission backs the tuned SRT Hellcat engine.

In addition to the signature third axle, HellFire features an active suspension to deliver maximum articulation and handling while power is sent to all six wheels. The driver can choose between 4-wheel or 6-wheel drive.

Like the Dark Horse Bronco, the HellFire Jeep was lengthened to make room for the third axle. As a result, it comes with an 8-foot truck bed. The roof and doors are also removable.

Additionally, HellFire has a locking metal roll-down enclosure ideal for safeguarding

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By: Barrett-Jackson
Title: EXTRA TRACTION: These 6X6s Are Ready To Conquer The World
Sourced From: www.barrett-jackson.com/Media/Home/Reader/extra-traction-these-6x6s-are-ready-to-conquer-the-world-for-sale-2022-palm-beach-auction-no-reserve/
Published Date: Wed, 30 Mar 2022 23:03:43 +0000

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Here comes trouble: A Triumph TR6 with a Matchless frame

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Kids are impressionable, especially when motorcycles are involved. That magical combination of sound, smell and danger has a way of imprinting itself on young minds. But Kyle Harvey didn’t just dream of bikes as a child—he practically grew up with them.

Kyle’s trade is tool and die making, but his passion is building bikes. His father, Garth Harvey, got Kyle and his brother into bikes at a young age; as soon as they could start their old man’s vintage motorcycles, they were riding them. Living in Edenvale in South Africa’s Gauteng province, the boys also had direct access to the local Classic Motorcycle Club.

 

The folks at the CMC made quite an impression on young Kyle—and taught him everything he knows about vintage bikes. After helping numerous friends work on their bikes, he went on to open his own shop, named simply ‘The Workshop.’ Kyle has been building and restoring classic motorcycles for over a decade now.

This cheeky bobber is his latest build, and it’s immensely fascinating. The engine’s from a Triumph TR6 Trophy, the frame is from a Matchless, and the quirky handmade details on it are endless.

Custom Triumph TR6 with Matchless frame

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By: Ben Pilatti
Title: Here comes trouble: A Triumph TR6 with a Matchless frame
Sourced From: www.bikeexif.com/custom-triumph-tr6-matchless-frame
Published Date: Wed, 21 Dec 2022 17:01:12 +0000

 

 

 

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The Swan Song of the V12

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The V12 engine holds a special place in the heart of many automotive and motorsports fans. For some, it’s the sound of Formula 1 through the years, especially during the 1990s. For others, it’s engines like the 6.1 L BMW S70/2 from the McLaren F1 or the 3.9L Lamborghini V12 that powered all their cars from the Miura through to the Diablo. No matter where it lies in your heart, it is the “proper” configuration for many: 6 cylinders per bank, put into a V, and firing in an odd sequence to give it that special roar under power.

Yet, as concerns over fuel efficiency, qualms about environmental impact, and high-powered turbocharged V8 or V6 engines are the norm now, the V12 is slowly, but surely, being put to rest. In fact, the only place that V12s are still hanging on by the last threads of their engine mounting bolts are in supercars, hypercars, and a few ultra-luxury cars. Even then, many exotic brands have announced that their next cars will either be V10s or turbo V8s and V6s.

Since it appears that the swan song of the V12 is reaching a crescendo, we thought it only appropriate to celebrate the few remaining cars out there that carry them. It may be the last time we see some of these brands, many of which are known for their V12s.

The Amazing Last V12 Production Versions from the Big Brands

Ferrari 812 Superfast

Ferrari 812 Superfast

Ferrari 812 Superfast. Image via Supercars.

The writing is on the wall for the prancing horse, as the new Ferrari 296 GTB is showing the direction that Maranello is headed. Yet, unless you were invited to snag one of the limited-edition Monza SP1 or SP2 cars, there is still one car you can buy from the legendary marque that has all 12 cylinders fully intact.

The 6.5L F140 GA V12

The 6.5L F140 GA V12
The 6.5L F140 GA V12. Image Via: Wikimedia Commons.

The 6.5L F140 GA 65-degree V12 in the front of the 812 is the last road-going version of the V12 that debuted in the Ferrari Enzo. Producing a monstrous 789 HP and 530 lbs-ft of torque, it is no slouch either, as when the 812 Superfast debuted, it was the most powerful naturally aspirated production car engine ever made.

It has the typical low-rev Ferrari roar that rises into a howl as the car revs up to nearly 9,000 RPM, and will catapult the 3,845 (1,744 kg) car to 60 MPH in 2.9 seconds. As far as a curtain call is concerned, that’s a great way to bow out and focus on hybrids and turbocharged engines.

Mercedes-Maybach S680 4MATIC

2022 Mercedes-Maybach S680 4MATIC

2022 Mercedes-Maybach S680 4MATIC
cedes-Maybach S680 4MATIC. Image via Supercars.

Mercedes-Benz used to be at the very top of the V12 pecking order when it came to luxury performance cars. Such classics as the S 65 AMG from the mid-2000s and the 500 TE AMG W123 Touring from the very end of the 1970s came with big V12s that sound astounding, but the biggest and baddest of the Mercedes V12s left on in a production car is the M279 E60 LA that hauled the S65 AMGs of 2014.

M279 E60 LA Twin Turbo V12

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By: Simon Bertram
Title: The Swan Song of the V12
Sourced From: sportscardigest.com/v12-swan-song/
Published Date: Thu, 28 Jul 2022 10:49:26 +0000

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Road Tested: Gear from Shoei, Akin Moto and Rev’It!

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In our continuing quest to source motorcycle gear that combines safety and style, we bring you our thoughts on Shoei’s new ECE 22.06-approved NXR2 helmet. Plus a stealthy riding parka from Akin Moto, and the perfect pair of urban riding gloves from Rev’It!.

Shoei NXR2 helmet It’s no secret that I’m a huge fan of Shoei’s helmets. Every Shoei I’ve owned has fit and felt right from the first wear, with no major deviations in their sizing or shape from model to model. So when I was looking for a do-it-all street helmet to replace my well-used Shoei RYD, the new NXR2 was a no-brainer… and it hasn’t disappointed.

I loved the RYD for its combination of neutral styling, comfort and ventilation. The NXR2 basically feels like a premium version of the RYD; it has the same clean aesthetic, but ramps up the performance. And it’s one of the few helmets that meet with Europe’s new, and more stringent, ECE 22.06 standard.

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By: Wesley Reyneke
Title: Road Tested: Gear from Shoei, Akin Moto and Rev’It!
Sourced From: www.bikeexif.com/shoei-akin-moto-revit-review-44
Published Date: Sat, 30 Jul 2022 17:01:31 +0000

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