Introducing Karlmann King SUV
By Zlatan Stankovic on April 2, 2018
If you’re familiar with the SUV niche of the automotive industry, you’ll know that cars tend to be produced in similar shapes and styles. Yes, in recent times we’ve seen a refreshing release in the form of the Lamborghini Urus, but it’s still nothing to have you thinking ‘WOW’. But, with the Karlmann King SUV, you have a vehicle that would be right at home in Gotham City; if Bruce Wayne was a father with kids, it would be the car he’d use to take them to school.
It was announced back in 2017, and it’s being built on European shores by IAT. It utilizes a Ford F550 foundation, but the external appearance is far from a Ford F550. IAT state the design is based on a falcon, while consumers believe it looks more like a stealth bomber with the abundance of sharp lines and pointy edges.
The exterior looks menacing even at the basic level with black steel, but there are further options to encase the vehicle in carbon fiber and make it bullet proof. Plus, you’ll also be able to select whether you want the Karlmann King to include four, five, six or seven seats and consist of four or five doors. According to IAT, it can withstand any climate or condition – it can operate from -40 to 90-degrees-Celsius.
In addition, it has monster tyres which will be extremely durable, and the fuel tank has the capacity to house 151 litres of gasoline. As for the performance aspect, though, you may be slightly disappointed. Of course, you’ll have a dominating presence on the roads, but the 6.8-litre v10 engine will only push you to a top speed of 87-MPH.
That’s not to say it isn’t powerful – it’s able to generate 397-BHP and incorporates a six-speed automatic gearbox. However, the sheer 13,000-pound weight of the vehicle prevents it from being quick and agile. The interior is where it really stands out, as it offers a satellite TV, fridge, coffee machine, PlayStation 4 and private safes.
Even Batman would struggle to afford this one… you’re looking at a price tag in excess of $2 million!