Ford has made an extreme Expedition fit for a zombie apocalypse

Will this be more desirable than an F-150?

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Overlanding is becoming increasingly popular around the world and car makers such as Ford have capitalised on that by making vehicles such as this extreme Ford Expedition.

It's called the Expedition Timberline Off-Grid concept and it's been built in partnership with the Overland Expo East in Arrington, Virginia and Ford claim it's "the most off-road capable Expedition ever."

"The Expedition Timberline Off-Grid concept provides a futuristic view of how family adventurers can potentially get even more out of an Expedition Timberline, including the absolute best mobile basecamp," said Robert Varto, program manager of the concept.

So what's actually different? Well, The Expedition Timberline Off-Grid concept starts features a lift kit that has increased the ride height from 10.6 inches to 12.6. It has also been fitted with a set of 2.5-inch Fox Performance shocks with 'Dual Speed Compression,' quick adjusters and remote reservoirs.

Other exterior modifications include a set of 17-inch Method Race Wheels wrapped in 35-inch General Grabber all-terrain tyres. The car is finished in a topographic map paint done by CG Detroit which is a nice little touch.

It also comes with some aftermarket accessories too including an Overland Vehicle Systems' Nomadic 180-degree awning, a Thule Tepui Explorer tent, a Wild Land portable shower and a factory-available transmission shield. It also has a lot of lights to help you see at night and that's thanks to two massive light bars and several spotlights.

Inside, it features some rather nifty optional extras including a custom aluminium storage unit, a camping mattress from Luno with window shades and a USB fan. In the trailer, it comes with more gear including a propane stove and sink, two tables, a 42-gallon water tank, a six-gallon water heater, a show hookup and an extra propane tank.

The trailer alone will set you back $27,000 and no prices have been mentioned for the concept car but a normal Explorer Timberline will set you back $46,000 – so expect this to be much more. If you want to take a look at this, then it will be on display at SEMA in Las Vegas this November.

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Comments (15)

  • Very cool!

      4 days ago
  • Y know, I think it's freaking awesome looking, but I feel like all of those guys are going to buy it for a daily. NO, this needs to be bought so it can be used for what it's made for.

      4 days ago
  • Coming from a Chevy guy, this is pretty cool.

      4 days ago
  • I WANT IT!!!

      4 days ago
  • That looks like an epic piece of kit, I like it very much. Might have to take a look and test drive one, if I can.

      3 days ago