The “KiraVan” Is The Most Insane Truck Ever Built

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The KiraVan is meant to be the ultimate exploration vehicle—a ’Swiss army knife on wheels.’ A pet project for designer Bran Ferren, who named the van after his daughter Kira, the KiraVan also acts as a test bed for travel tech and vehicle engineering.

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The KiraVan, a giant custom built off road truck, is capable of travelling almost anywhere in the world and was designed by 61 year old Californian inventor Bran Ferren.The incredible interior boasts everything from a fully stocked office, kitchen and bedroom, to a popup tent on the roof for Kira, Ferren’s four year daughter the truck was designed for.

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With 260 horsepower, 700ft-lb of torque and a 30-degree side-to-side articulating fifth wheel trailer hitch, the world’s only 6×6 wheel drive tractor trailer can scale the farthest reaches of the planet.Occupants can work, play, eat and sleep for up to three weeks at a time inside, while outside temperatures range from -30 to 130 degrees Fahrenheit.

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It will be able to travel up to 2,000 miles without resupply and navigate slopes as steep as 45 degrees thanks to a special suspension system.The cockpit also has a special vibration reducing chair, as well as control for drones that can fly ahead to check traffic.

However, while the truck itself is impressive, the trailer is even more so.At 31 feet long and more than 10 feet high, it is better equipped than most homes.It has an ecofriendly bathroom, a custom-designed kitchen where meals can be prepared, along with storage space for two weeks of traveling.

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