When we talk about cars, we sometimes refer to them as our four-wheeled companions. While most of the cars have four wheels, there are some with an additional set of wheels and tires. However, more is not always better, but we tried to find the best six-wheelers in the world.
6. Kahn Land Rover Defender Flying Huntsman 6×6
The Defender is the iconic name, and we don’t like to see it getting a fancy modification. But if you decide to change this model, you better create something good. This 6×6 Defender called the Flying Huntsman is delivered by British tuners called Kahn. Under the hood of this magnificent creation is a GM LS3 V8 engine that produces 430 hp and it is mated to a six-speed automatic transmission.
Since the third axle has been added, you need extra power to make this baby going, so adding a powerful engine was a good move by the tuning house. The Flying Huntsman features a panoramic glass roof, satin-style paintwork named Cromax and bespoke leather interior. If you want to purchase this one, you will need £200,000.
5. Hennessey VelociRaptor
The Ford F-150 Raptor is one of the coolest and most popular vehicles in the United States, and the tuning specialist Hennessey Performance redesigned it and gave it another axle. The final result is a VelociRaptor 6×6 that is equipped with six 20-inch wheels wrapped in off-road tires. This concept that also comes with enhanced suspension costs £250,000.
4. Tyrrell P34
Formula One was off the limits in the 1970s and the people who were a part of it one way or another did all kinds of stuff just to gain an edge over their opponents. Designer Derek Gardner added another set of wheels to one of the vehicles called Tyrrell P34. The racer contains four smaller wheels at the front to reduce drag which is caused by the massive wheels at the rear. While this was not the only six-wheeled vehicle, it was the only one that actually campaigned and one of its drivers, Jody Scheckter called it “a piece of junk!”
3. Panther 6
The Panther 6 was introduced in 1977 at the Earls Court Motorfair, and it featured an 8.2-liter Cadillac V8 engine which generated 600 bhp. It was said that this supercar could reach 200 mph, but it was never seen going that fast. Besides being powerful, it had some luxurious elements to it such as several telephones and a TV inside the cabin. The starting price of this weird-looking model was £39,950.
2. Covini C6W
This supercar comes from Italy, and although it has six wheels, it does look handsome. The production commenced in the 1980s, but it was stalled due to lack of low-profile tires. However, there were some stirrings in 2003, and six to eight Covini C6W models were produced two years later. This vehicle comes with an RWD system, whereas under the hood it sports the V8 engine. Engineers used fiberglass and carbon fiber for some of its parts whereas, underneath the skin, you can find a tubular steel frame. The Covini C6W raced at the 2004 Goodwood Festival of Speed.
1. Mercedes-AMG G 63 6×6
Do you want a six-wheeler created by Mercedes? It is a pickup truck which earned the title of the largest off-roader that was ever produced and which is street-legal. This car is almost six meters long, whereas the weight is measured in tons! To power this beast, the Germans installed a 5.5-liter twin-turbo V8 engine that generates 537 bhp.
7.Mansory Gronos G63 6×6
The German aftermarket tuners are competing among themselves and thanks to that, we have seen some marvelous creations such as a 700-hp 6×6 Mercedes G-Class. However, the team at Mansory created an 829-hp version of the car to show the Brabus guys who the boss is. Besides rebuilding the engine, they also tweaked the exhaust system and used carbon fiber to make the body more appealing to the masses.
8.Saab 906 Turbo
The cooperation between Saab and Leif Mellberg proved to be fruitful. Some of the projects include The Saab Gullwing, the Mayo, and the 900 Speedster, but the one car we find attractive is the Saab 906 Turbo. This model had the state-of-the-art tech for its time, such as a built-in police radio, video screen, freezer and heater cabinets, radar detector and fridge.
9.1988 El Camaro
This odd-looking car is the courtesy of Rolando “Roly” Fernandez, the Miami customizer. The vehicle which you can see on the photo is the combination of the Camaro and El Camino, but the paint job is what makes this car awesome.