Richard Hammond is in Johannesburg, South Africa to test the Marauder, a ten-ton military vehicle so tough it can withstand high explosives. Great HD clip from Series 17 of Top Gear.
Like the original Hummer, the Marauder is a military vehicle, that not all the civilians can buy, at a cost of 300 thousand pounds.
Among the activities tested in the tv show, were ordering fast-food from a drive-through restaurant, driving off-road, and — specifically in comparison with the (non military) Hummer H3 — being blasted by seven pounds of plastic explosive. Unlike the (civilian spec) Hummer, which was completely destroyed by the explosion, the Marauder was still operational and sustained only minor damage for the most part, although it did drive off with a flat tire
The Marauder is an armoured, mine-protected vehicle that is produced by the Paramount Group in South Africa. It was launched during the 2007 International Defence Exhibition (IDEX) and Conference in Abu Dhabi, the largest arms exhibition in the Middle East.
A bigger vehicle than the Marauder, is the Matador (11 ton, also produced by Paramount Group)
Post author: Daniel Semper