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Here’s what our dream Rivian R1T would look like

Off-roading is a way of life

8w ago

Rivian recently released their online configurator for the R1T and R1S models. The configurator allows buyers to customize a variety of details about their vehicle including battery capacity, exterior and interior colors, wheels, and more! We're not ones to scoff at window shopping so we took a swing at building our dream Rivian R1T.

We went with the pickup model for maximum usability both off-road and on-road. We also opted for the more expensive Adventure package which includes several off-road upgrades like a reinforced underbody shield, dual front bumper tow hooks, and air compressor. It also includes a powered tonneau cover, a gear guard, 360-degree audio, and other fancy interior upgrades like a 100-percent recycled microfiber headliner, and perforated vegan leather seats.

Battery-wise, we went with the standard 300+ miles "Large pack". We didn't feel that spending an extra $10,000 for the 400+ miles "Max pack" would really benefit us much. We all know how far 300 miles gets us thanks to my site-famous 2013 Corolla.

To fit the off-road build, we went with the Forest Green color, which set us back another $1,500. The stock 21'' Road wheels looked too "downtown L.A." and not enough "oh god can we even go on this trail? are we lost?" Because of that, we threw another $3,500 into the mix for the 20' All-Terrain Dark wheels.

The $5,000 Camp Kitchen upgrade was an obvious must for an off-road focused vehicle. It comes with an induction cooktop , built-in sink , 4 gallon water tank and pump and an optional 30-piece prep and cookware set from Snow Peak. It's like having your kitchen IN your car! Thanks Rivian.

The nature motif is present on the inside too with the $2,000 Forest Edge color palette. The main color is a forest green, similar to the outside, with brown wooden accents for a forest-y/70s AMC Pacer vibe.

Our whole build comes out to an estimated $87,000. To reserve their Rivian, buyers must put down a $1,000 deposit which is fully refundable. Deliveries are scheduled to begin sometime in January of 2022.

What do you think of our build? What would you change? Show us your own builds for the RT1 or R1S in the comments below!

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Comments (18)

  • I’d customize it extremely similarly. Maybe just change the color to Rivian Blue

      1 month ago
  • Like any piece of new tech I’d wait a few years until they get the kinks out. Nice truck all around though.

      1 month ago
  • The slide out kitchen is cool. I wonder if you can remove it if you don't want it all the time. I love the green, I would have to have the green, too bad these things are so expensive, all the rich techies can buy them, they bought all the Bay Area houses as well!


      1 month ago
  • I'm not a big fan of the front end of that truck oh, but they are going to sell a butt load of those things.

      1 month ago
    • I think it looks neater than a Tesla

        1 month ago
    • Well I'm sure there will be some brush guards for them, I don't mind it but I do want something to protect the front end. They need to get ARB to make something for it.

        1 month ago
  • It’s disappointing there’s no option for an integrated range-extender. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

      1 month ago