Somebody built a 6x6 Toyota Land Cruiser
It could be yours too!
If there's any kind of vehicle that's the absolute definition of off-road insanity, at least within the confines of a road-legal vehicle, it's the 6x6. Mercedes caused a lot of headlines quite a few years ago when the G63 6x6 was unleashed onto the world with its gargantuan stature and roaring, gas-guzzling V8. Whilst the G63 6x6 is an incredibly capable beast, some people might understandably want something that's a little more utilitarian. With this in mind, Australian company JMax Engineering went out and created a 6x6 version of one of the world's most popular and most reliable vehicles; the Toyota Land Cruiser.
This particular JMax-tinkered Land Cruiser is currently for sale via a listing on Drive and it's in no uncertain terms a big beast of a machine! It started life as a 2019 Land Cruiser GLX 70 Series Cab Chassis before it was upgraded with some seriously heavy-duty kit. It sits 2 inches higher than it originally did and has a huge amount of axle and suspension upgrades, including a floating axle kit, heavy-duty adjustable lower control arms and an adjustable rear sway bar. It also rides on 16-inch wheels with massive 265/70 R16 tyres on all 6 wheels. Surprisingly, this particular example only has just over 12,000 miles on the clock so, in Land Cruiser terms, it's not even run in yet!
So, what's under the hood of this Japanese-Australian behemoth? Well, that would be a 4.5-litre V8 turbodiesel rated at 202 hp and 317 lb-ft of torque, with that power going to all 6 wheels via a decidedly old-fashioned 5-speed manual transmission. If that all sounds a bit agricultural, you'd be absolutely right; as I've said earlier here, this is definitely a car for those of us who want a more utilitarian 6x6 than the very plush Mercedes G63!
How much will this gargantuan off-roader set you back? Excluding taxes, it's going for $189,990 AUD. That is a huge amount of money for what is otherwise a very utilitarian vehicle, but it's definitely a hell of a lot less than what you'd find a Mercedes G63 6x6 going for!