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    $2 Million Ford SUV

    Get in line, folks...Well, apparently it's Chyyyynnnaaahhhh!Ford. Whatever.

    $2 million Karlmann King is the world's most expensive and ridiculous SUV
    It may look fast, but it can only hit 140 km/h

    "Excessive" is not strong enough an adjective to describe the Karlmann King, a six-tonne luxury SUV built by Chinese company IAT. Based on a Ford F-550 heavy-duty pickup truck, the massive SUV is 5,990-mm long, 2,480-mm wide, and 2,480-mm high, with the wheelbase measuring 3,691 mm.

    These dimensions render it virtually unusable in the city, but that okay because, much like the similar Rhino GX, it doesn't target city dwellers anyway.

    The minimum ground clearance of 300 mm and the approach and departure angles of 30 degrees reveals the Karlmann King's actual purpose in life: to carry its passengers across the desert and other extreme environments in complete luxury. Why else would its makers brag about the fact that it can operate in temperatures ranging from -40 degrees Celsius to 90 degrees Celsius?

    The SUV is obviously four-wheel-drive and is powered by Ford's 6.8-liter V10 gasoline engine, which delivers 288-hp in the F-550 truck. Given the size of this thing (it weighs between 4.5 and 6 tonnes), the top speed is in stark contrast with the stealth fighter-inspired design: only 140 km/h (87 mph).

    Pricing starts at $2 million, but one can easily double that by delving into the options list, which includes an armored bodywork, satellite TV, satellite phone, and more.

    Despite its footprint, the Karlmann King offers four seats as standard, with the rear ones located in a separate lounge-like cabin that features a starry ceiling, mood lighting, a 4K widescreen TV, a refrigerator, a Nespresso machine, a PlayStation 4, private safes, and much more.

    For those who need more, the company also offers an even more ridiculous version with six seats and six doors. The total production run is very limited, however: only nine Karlmann King SUVs will be made.


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    Re: $2 Million Ford SUV

    I didn't read the article...

    Is it $2M with a $1.9M rebate?
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    Re: $2 Million Ford SUV

    I just watched part of the video and I'm betting $2M that this company will fail big. That thing is fugly. Top speed of 87mph? Only 400 hp from a V10? LOL. What a joke.

    You could customize a Bently or Lambo SUV with more upgrades and save $1M.
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    Re: $2 Million Ford SUV

    Interesting, be cooler if all the stealth fighter angles actually worked, meaning it actually has stealth capabilities. But I very much doubt that. And even if they did work, it would be answering a question that no one asked.

    Yes, for $2MM it needs to have a higher top end than 87 mph.

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    Interesting, be cooler if all the stealth fighter angles actually worked, meaning it actually has stealth capabilities. But I very much doubt that. And even if they did work, it would be answering a question that no one asked.
    What is how to beat a radar gun Alex

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    Re: $2 Million Ford SUV

    This $2 Million Tank-SUV With Horrific Build Quality Is the Worst Car at the New York Auto Show
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    https://jalopnik.com/this-2-million-...-is-1834116514

    Hey, rich idiots! Do you secretly crave the lumbering, workhorse-like driving style of a Ford F-550 Super Duty, but don’t ever want to do any actual work, and really want to let everyone around you know what a colossal, pampered dip**** you are without even having to open your vape-smoke and Cristal-filled mouth?

    My fine dip*****, are you ever in luck: for only $2.2 million dollars you can have it all, if by “all” we’re talking about the ugly, hulking mountain of overpriced trash-garbage that is the Karlmann King.

    This auto show is the debut of this massive SUV made from, it seems, the finest pureéd wealthy jackass, pressed via advanced manufacturing techniques into body panels that simultaneously evoke an artistic chimp’s drawing of a stealth tank, if that existed, and a tanned heir to some pharma fortune passed out on a chaise lounge with a healthy amount cocaine rimming his nostrils.


    The Karlmann King website describes this abomination in predictably wacky English, saying:

    “Exceptional, treasure in collection. Diamond cuttings, inspiration from falcon. Exclusive customization, every Karlmann is the unique one in the world. Karlmann, designed by a team consisting of over 1800 people, produced by a world top-level custom vehicle manufacturer from Europe, aiming to provide an exquisite collection to the world.”

    Inspiration from falcon? What falcon? The kind of falcon that got caught inside a boulder made of 10,000 pounds of the very idea that wealth turns people into ****? **** off.

    Look at the front end of this thing. It’s like the designers wanted to answer the
    question of what if angry, fascist chipmunks possessed highly advanced military technology that allowed them to build massive war mechs in their own image.

    Come on man, don't hold back, tell us what you really think...LOL

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    Re: $2 Million Ford SUV

    Finally an SUV that doesn't look like either a fridge on wheels or an old locomotive. It looks like an F117 that crashed on to an F250. There must be 9 Arabs who will buy them. I don't mind it. It looks less ridiculous that a Humvee to me.
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    Fugly. Some Russian Oligarch will buy one.
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    Don't blame Ford for this rolling over priced turd.

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    Re: $2 Million Ford SUV

    Quote Originally Posted by BlackGTP View Post
    Interesting, be cooler if all the stealth fighter angles actually worked, meaning it actually has stealth capabilities. But I very much doubt that. And even if they did work, it would be answering a question that no one asked.

    Yes, for $2MM it needs to have a higher top end than 87 mph.
    Don't pass judgement until CandD gets it on the radar gun.

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    Come on man, don't hold back, tell us what you really think...LOL
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    Finally an SUV that doesn't look like either a fridge on wheels or an old locomotive. It looks like an F117 that crashed on to an F250. There must be 9 Arabs who will buy them. I don't mind it. It looks less ridiculous that a Humvee to me.
    LOL. I get some good chuckles just looking at it. Just the thing for, well, you know.

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    Fugly. Some Russian Oligarch will buy one.
    Russian, Chynaa, Arab, or Darth Vader. These will go like free money, they'll have to re-open the production line after the original run of nine.

    Hey, do you suppose...Lordstown...maybe...?

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