The team that created the Ripsaw EV2 all-terrain tracked vehicle is working hard to change the perception that such a design is limited to military use.
This video shows Australian Jonathon Buckley, a host on US website Autoblog, with Ripsaw developer Mike Howe, a partner in Howe and Howe Technologies, the Maine-based company that builds the EV2.
The Ripsaw EV2 (Extreme Vehicle) is a small, low-profile vehicle with a two-person cockpit. But it can controlled remotely.
It can turn on a 10-cent piece and climb a 70 degree gradient. The vehicle has a 450kW Duramax diesel engine capable of pushing it to over 100km/h. Howe and Howe claim it is the fastest tracked vehicle ever built.