According to Wikipedia, Gurkha are people from Nepal and northern India who take their name from the 8th century Hindu warrior-saint Guru Gorakhnath. Gurkhas are best known for their history of bravery and strength in the Indian Army’s Gorkha regiments and the British Army’s Brigade of Gurkhas. They were thought to be naturally warlike and aggressive in battle, and to possess qualities of courage, loyalty, self sufficiency, physical strength, resilience, orderliness, the ability to work hard for long periods of time, fighting tenacity and military strategy. So with this in mind, does this newly minted SUV have what it takes to earn the name of Gurkha?
This vehicle is being produced by Armet Armored Vehicles of King City, Ontario Canada, and they have been making armored vehicles for 31 years. According to the Ebay listing:
With hundreds of the GURKHA vehicles serving militaries world wide, AAVI.com has decided to offer this vehicle to the civilian world as the replacement to the Hummer H1. #0006 is now for sale exclusively on Ebay. The GURKHA F5 will also be the “Hero vehicle” on the new movie Fast and Furious 5, with Vin Diesel and Dwayne (the Rock) Johnson in Summer 2012. With over 15 minutes of action footage in the movie, you can own the exact replica from this auction and own a collectors item forever.
Like its Ballisticaly Protected Big Brother GURKHA F5 is based on the FORD F-Series Super Duty platform and V10 6.7L Engine developing 362 HP. The F5 monocoque body is manufactured utilizing Hybrid Composite Polymer`s (HCP) derived from the very latest aerospace technology. Each GURKHA F5 is 100% made in the USA. The upgradeable interior designs have been brought in from a corporate jet with a list of options for those that want to drive “First Class”.
Want to know more about owning this vehicle? Go here to see the Listing. Asking price is $148,960.00!