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Looking at luxury sedans like the S-Class and drop-tops like SLK, it'd be all to easy to forget that Mercedes-Benz has a rich background in off-roaders. But the Three-Pointed Star is also the maker of such rockcrawlers as the legendary Geländewagen and the Unimog. And that's the expertise that Iranian designer Siyamak Rouhi Dehkordi has tapped into with his Hexawheel concept.

Drawing inspiration from the articulated frames of insects, the Hexawheel employs six driven wheels on an articulated chassis with a flexible drivetrain. Measuring nearly 16 feet long with a foot and a half of ground clearance, the go-anywhere Hexawheel is designed to climb over tall vertical surfaces. The Persian mechanical engineer was also responsible for the F1-inspired Ferrari Zobin concept.
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Re: Hexawheel design study picks-up where Mercedes-Benz leaves off
« Reply #1 on: May 20, 2010, 06:24:21 PM »
I bet it will be way more than I could afford.
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Re: Hexawheel design study picks-up where Mercedes-Benz leaves off
« Reply #2 on: May 20, 2010, 06:39:13 PM »
Probably more then all of us together can afford.
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