Australians are fond of two things: Pickups (or 'utes' as they would say), and roughing it across harsh off-road trails. Isuzu Team D-Max, which calls itself "Australia's longest-running and most famous precision driving team," has just taken two of the Japanese carmaker's most popular models and pushed them to the extreme. The kind of mod job that could only have been created Down Under.
Meet Concept X, a deadly duo of a concept D-Max and MU-X, which has just been revealed by said driving team. They look just like the regular pickup and SUV...if you decided to add massive tires and body armor-style fabrications all around.
Here are some quick facts: Both are powered by 3.0-liter 4JJ turbodiesels paired to six-speed automatics, both are fitted with custom TBS Racing calipers, both sport 38-inch Toyo mud terrain rubber, and both have a ground clearance of 370mm thanks to a 7-inch suspension lift. The custom fabrications include steel fenders and hoods, alloy bull and sports bars, and platinum winches which can hoist up to 10,000lbs.
Again, this kind of craziness could only ever have come from Australia. Check out the video above to see the concept vehicles in action, and watch below to see how the builds came about.