What about a larger SUV? Or a small one - like a FJ Cruiser.
Or what about something like a Ford Raptor?
Or what about something like a Ford Raptor?
Great suggestion St00k! We might have taken it a little overboard but this should work. This Rivian 6x6 Off-Road Super Duty is more than capable for any terrain you throw at it.
Whoever builds it shouldn't have a hard time securing deposits from serious buyers. Even when spec'd exactly like a G-Class 6x6 with the portal axles, beadlock wheels and everything that render was trying to achieve.Great suggestion St00k! We might have taken it a little overboard but this should work. This Rivian 6x6 Off-Road Super Duty is more than capable for any terrain you throw at it.
Some of the "dream" specs would include a uniquely shaped frontal bull bar to provide added protection along the grill and headlights, roofline CREE led lights, overfenders, modified suspension with increased ground clearance, off road tires, custom forged wheels mounted on 8 lug hubs, 6 pot brake calipers all around and sail pillars to increase torsional rigidity.
To counter the increased mass from the additional axle and other reinforcing components, an extra battery would be added beneath the bed liner.
While this Rivian 6x6 Off Road may remain just a render, there is still a possiblity that a celebrity can have a one off built to to spec in the near future.
If Rivian ever built this how much would it go for?
For comparision...Whoever builds it shouldn't have a hard time securing deposits from serious buyers. Even when spec'd exactly like a G-Class 6x6 with the portal axles, beadlock wheels and everything that render was trying to achieve.
As for pricing. from $200,000 seems reasonable before beadlock wheels, etc.
Rivian is aiming to ramp up its first round of production later this year, with plans to build a number of different products, both under the Rivian brand and for other companies as well. This includes a new SUV for GM’s crosstown rival, Ford, as well as a fleet of delivery vans for Amazon. Now, new production details on the various Rivian EV products are coming to light.
Production will take place at Rivian’s manufacturing plant in Normal, Illinois, which the company purchased from Mitsubishi in 2017 for $16 million. The plant was subsequently reconfigured and expanded in order to accommodate the upcoming line of Rivian EV products.
Every Rivian EV prototype produced thus far has come from Rivian’s Engineering and Design Center in Plymouth, Michigan. Rivian’s first pilot-build vehicles slated for production at the Illinois facility will kick off in Q3 of 2020. Full production of Rivian’s R1T electric pickup will begin in December, while the Rivian R1S electric SUV will hit production three months later.
Rivian Skateboard Chassis
The Rivian EV factory will dedicate a production line to production of the company’s underlying “skateboard chassis,” which will carry over to all Rivian products, including those for Ford and Amazon. The skateboard chassis includes the batteries, electric motors, and suspension pieces, on top of which the vehicle body is then placed. The factory will also dedicate a line towards the production of EV battery packs.
With Rivian handling the underlying chassis, Ford is developing its own “top hat” body for its luxury upcoming all-electric SUV, which is believed to be a forthcoming Lincoln product.
The plant will have two final assembly lines, one of which will be for high-content products like those for Ford and Rivian, and the other of which will handle the low-content Amazon delivery vans.
The upcoming Rivian EV R1T pickup is seen as a competitor for the new Tesla Cybertruck, as well as Ford’s upcoming all-electric F-150, and GM’s new electric pickup as well.
GM was previously in talks with Rivian about becoming a minority stakeholder in the company, but according to reports, negotiations eventually broke down over Rivian’s insistence on licensing technology to other automakers.
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That would be a solid idea for rivian to do. They could probably modify the delivery van design to do it.A Rivian RV could be killer. RV parks already have electricity and it would have a lot of practical uses. For a futuristic view, see "Driverless Hotel Rooms" by Nathan Waters on Medium.
That can happen, first with camper versions of the cargo vans they plan on selling. Sort of like the Mercedes Metris.A Rivian RV could be killer. RV parks already have electricity and it would have a lot of practical uses. For a futuristic view, see "Driverless Hotel Rooms" by Nathan Waters on Medium.