Hello, Guys today I found out some 6×6 cars and SUVs. We know Mercedes-Benz G63 AMG 6×6, but there are some other cars also.
List of 6×6 Cars
Some of these cars are produced and some are the concept
Covini C6W is powered by 4.2 litres Audi sourced V8 engine that produces about 434 hp and 436.11 Nm of torque. It has a 6-speed manual gearbox that sends power to rear wheel. Covini has a steel tubular chassis with carbon fibre reinforcements and structural parts, as well as an independent front and rear wishbone suspension. Even with an extra front axle covini is light in weight 1,150 kg and has a top speed of 185 mph.
Covini comes with four 15″ wheels with 205/45-20 on front and 20″ wheels with 345/25-20 on the rear. All six wheels come with vented Brembo brake discs with a Bosch servo and electronic brake distribution. According to Covini, the four wheels in front allows the car to have better braking, comfort, and directional stability.
There are many supercars but Covini C6W is unique with its 6 wheels.
1977 Panther 6
Panther 6 was one of the first cars to reach 200 mph. It has 8.2-litre twin-turbo V8 producing 600 hp and 813.49 Nm of torque. Only 2 were ever built.
The six-wheel configuration was inspired by the Tyrrell P34. It has one rear axle with wheels 265/50 VR16 and two front axles with wheels 205/40 VR13.
The features included a detachable hardtop and convertible soft top, electronic instruments, air conditioning, an automatic fire extinguisher, electric seats and windows, a telephone and a television set.
It was produced for Formula one racing in the year 1974 by Derek Gardner for Tyrrell. Tyrrell P34 has a natural aspirated 3.0-litre V8 engine producing 485 hp and 363 Nm of torque. It has two axles in front and one rear axle. The car used four specially manufactured 10-inch-diameter (25 cm) wheels at the front, with two ordinary-sized wheels at the back.
The P34 was introduced 1974 and began racing in 1976 F1 season. It was a success, which leads other teams to start their own six-wheel platform. But the changes in P34 in 1977 made the car uncompetitive and P34 was abandoned.
The six-wheeled 312T6 used four tyres at the rear, specially developed for the purpose. It was one of a few six-wheeled designs during that period, although Tyrrell’s P34 was the only example which raced. Instead of four smaller front wheels, the 312T6 used 4 normal sized rear wheels on one rear axle. The car was tested by both Niki Lauda and Carlos Reutemann in 1977 but never raced.
They also created a concept of 8 wheeled Ferrari 312T8
The March 2-4-0 was inspired by Tyrrell. But it did not have two front axles like Tyrrell P34, it had tow rear axle.
At March Engineering in Bicester, designer Robin Herd had watched the P34 experiment closely and, by late 1976, had come to the conclusion that the ‘four front wheels’ concept might have been a blind alley. In his assessment, the improved aerodynamics at the front was largely negated by the rear tyres which at 24″ (60 cm) diameter would still have accounted for 30 to 40% of the car’s total drag. He also felt that with a modern rear-wheel-drive F1 car, the extra grip could be employed more usefully for the driven wheels.
With this in mind, Herd drew up plans for a six-wheeled car with four driven wheels at the rear and all of the wheels the same 16″ diameter. His theory was that with all six tyres the same size as the regular F1 front tyre, the car would not only be slimmer than normal F1 cars but would possess improved aerodynamic performance at the rear with much cleaner air passing over the wing. Four driven wheels would also mean better traction and, unlike the Tyrrell, there would be no problem with tyre development since the car would use exactly the same rubber as a conventional F1 car.
Mercedes-Benz G63 AMG 6×6
G63 AMG 6×6 gets a twin-turbocharged 5.5-litre V8 from AMG with 536 bhp and 759.25 Nm of torque. This massive vehicle weight around 3775 kg (kerb weight). It features six driven wheels, low range gearing, five differential locks and a tyre control system for its standard 37-inch wheels.
It has a 7G-Tronic seven-speed automatic transmission which has a gear ratio of 0.87:1 high range for on-road and 2.16:1 low range ratio for off-road, it splits power 30:40:30. The rearmost axle is supplied power by an extra shaft. There are 5 electronic differential locks which are controlled by 3 switches, which locks all 6 wheels.
At 5875mm in length, 2110mm in width and 2210mm in height, the G 63 AMG 6×6 is 1106mm longer, 225mm wider and 272mm higher than the G 63 AMG. There is a 300mm increase in wheelbase though to the middle axle at 3120mm, and there is an increase in width of about 281mm each in front and middle axle at 1790mm, requiring widened and lengthened carbon fibre guards to cover the huge wheels. Ground clearance is a whopping 460mm while fording depth is put at 1000mm.
Citroen Cruise Crosser by Sbarro
In 2007, the Espera Sbarro design school developed an all-terrain concept vehicle with multi-axle and six wheels. It had a hybrid powertrain based on Citroën C-Crosser. The Citroën C-Crosser conventional diesel engine powers the first 2 axles and the third axle is powered by an electric motor. It can also run in a full electric mode which can be driven with zero-emission.
There’s also a removable third row, so you can choose whether you want to bring extra people or haul extra cargo. Unfortunately but not surprisingly, the concept never made it into production.
- Engine: 2.2-litre 4cyl turbo diesel, plus 20kW electric motor
- Power (4×4/6×6): 160 bhp/186 bhp
- 0-62mph: 10 seconds (est)
- Top speed: 120mph (est)
Dodge Ram T-Rex 6×6
Ram T-rex 6×6 was created in 1996. Engineers at Dodge extended the frame and added another axle, together with a bunch of changes to the suspension. Dodge is a true 6×6 with power to all three axles, although 4×4 mode is also possible. Dodge is powered by an 8-litre V10 engine producing 467 hp and 804 Nm of torque.
Toyota Hilux 6×6 Arctic Truck
In normal condition Hilux is a four-wheel drive, powering the two rear axles. With 60% of its torque to the middle axle and 40% to the rear axle. But through a series of differentials, the Toyota can send power to any and all of the wheels in order to generate traction.
The Hilux is powered by a standard 3.0-litre diesel with 169bhp and 265lb-ft (359 Nm), and it still has the standard five-speed automatic gearbox, although the gear ratios have been lowered to increase the fuel-efficient.
Land Rover Defender 6×6
Kahn automobile has built this land rover defender 6×6 with a new engine, cause frankly, the old 2.2 diesel engine would not have been enough for this beast. So Kahn installed this defender with Flying Huntsman with a GM-sourced 6.2-litre V8, making a nice round 500 bhp.
The additional rear axle increases the length by 31.5 inches and width is up by 5.9 inches. Although the only reason for the dimensional increase is to keep the proportions of the seriously long off-roader intact and to keep it from tipping over in a stiff breeze.
Kahn automobile has put its very first Flying Hunstman 6×6 – named ‘Prototype Mission 1’, no less – up for sale, with an asking price of £199,875.
Also published on Medium.