VEHICLE OF THE APOCALYPSE: SHERP THE ARK
The new SHERP is bigger than ever before. The Ark was made to transport up 21 passengers through any conditions or terrain and can also be configured as a dwelling module instead. However if you aren’t in the market for an over landing type rig, then take a look at the Ark’s medical module, universal loading platform, and tank unit.
- SHERP the Ark consists of two linked units that work as a single vehicle.
- The Ark body is made of aluminum, which reduces the total weight and lowers the center of gravity.
- The frame is corrosion-resistant thanks to its galvanized body, which provides an extended lifetime.
While the Ark transport unit might make the worlds greatest party bus, it was really intended to be for search and rescue efforts. The ability to ignore the forces of nature and carry so many passengers cut down time and effort in emergency situations.
Over-landing was one of the most popular offroad trends in 2019 and we don’t see it leaving the scene any time soon. The Ark dwelling module is basically just an off road camping rig on steroids. This will make it easier for anyone going on long expeditions in tough conditions such as geological explorations. We wouldn’t mind seeing this bad boy take on some rocks, maybe at KOH.
The tank unit is just what you would use to haul your fuel out to Glamis for the weekend….for your whole camp.
Last but not least the Ark Medical module can be used in rescue operations for victims of natural disasters such as floods, wildfires or earthquakes. It will facilitate medical care in remote areas immediately after arrival without the need for raising tents. This actually could be helpful in the dunes where helicopter rescues our often needed, or of course in case of the apocalypse.
The Ark has an intuitive steering wheel control that features a 3-axis articulated steering system. It allows the driver to go over multi-level obstacles with ease. The head unit of the Ark rises and rotates along 3 axis providing additional climbing capacity for difficult obstacles. The vehicle is equipped with a unique air-circulation system that uses exhaust gases to inflate or deflate them as required. The tires are connected by a pneumatic circuit that allows the driver to adjust the tire pressure to different terrains and payloads. The Ark all-wheel control system allows the driver to switch between different driving modes. If necessary, the head unit drive can be turned off. The rear section drive is ideal for moving over difficult terrains. In all-wheel control mode, the torque transmitted to the front and rear sections and provides better traction, safety, and handling.
The original SHERP could float, swim, and traverse virtually any terrain. The new Ark is made to conquer it all as well. It is no match for sand, water, ice, and more.