How Seriously Are We Supposed to Take This 999-HP Hyper SUV?

Ramsmobile’s RM-X2 debuted at Frankfurt. So yes, it’s real.

Ramsmobile Protos RM-X2 Hyper SUV
Can you see yourself in the devil-inspired Ramsmobile RM-X2 hyper SUV?
Ramsmobile
By Alex Lauer / September 17, 2019 12:58 pm

Corvette engine. 999 horsepower. Deployable tank treads. Bulletproof construction. Bio-warfare station. Electronic hookahs. If you were living in a Mad Max-ian world, these might be some of the attributes you’d want in a vehicle. Thankfully, you don’t have to wait until the apocalypse, because they’re all supposedly available in the new RM-X2 from Ramsmobile.

You see, the RM-X2 is what’s being billed as a multipurpose hyper SUV. According to the company behind it, these are “ultra-modern and technological vehicles in their own declared segment.” And if that sounds like marketing fluff to you, Ramsmobile debuted one this month at the Frankfurt Motor Show. So these beasts are real.

That is, they’re real enough to sit stationary on a platform at an auto show. If the promo video below is too dark for you to make anything out, CNET snapped some photos. But if IT Chapter Two wasn’t scary enough for you, then the promo video might just fill the void.

Basically, we’ve got blacked-out, militarized styling and almost unbelievable features — a combination we’ve seen on limited production SUVs before, from the Rezvani Tank to the Devel Sixty. But what is this SUV packing under the hood? There are three engine options available: a 6.2-liter LT5 V8 (from the 2019 Corvette ZR1), a 6.6-liter Duramax diesel V8 or an “EV motor and batteries” (no specification about which motor and batteries, though). 

Admittedly, we saved the most ridiculous tidbit for last. The RM-X2 will eventually be available in four trim options: Ascetic, Devil’s Touch, God’s Creation and Ramsider. Again, this is all real. In fact, while the company is based in Belarus, the vehicles are actually made in New Mexico, as New Atlas notes. The starting price? Just under a million dollars.

So let’s ask that one more time: How seriously are we supposed to take Ramsmobile? After a little sleuthing, we found a very NSFW video from what appears to be the company’s old YouTube account that plays like an industrial BDSM music video. In other words, not seriously at all.

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