The biggest problem with writing about cars these days is everything has been said. Every analogy has been used. And we ran out of metaphors.
Automakers aren't helping because they've become dull. Even when they create fun vehicles.
Mind you, there's a small Italian company called MILITEM that's trying to change the paradigm and they're doing it with over-the-top off-road vehicles based on Dodge and Jeep models. The latest addition to the line-up is called the FERŌX500, loosely based on the Jeep Wrangler and equipped with a 6.4-litre (6,417 cc) V8, sending 463 hp (470 PS) and 469 ft-lb of torque to all four wheels, courtesy of an 8-speed transmission.
According to Militem, this makes the FERŌX500 40% faster than the Wrangler Rubicon 392 on which is based.
If you're into speed and power, you'll be happy to know that. And you'll also be happy to know that the company has done a lot more beside fitting a larger engine.
There's a new wide body kit and new 22-inch Black wheels, a new carbon fibre grille and new brakes, along with a 2-inch lift kit and MILITEM Performance Shocks.
The cabin was revamped (and reupholstered) with a combination of Nappa leather and Alcantara, but it is actually highly customisable and you opt for cloth, any type of fabric and even denim.
The bad news, or good news is if you're an early crypto investor, is it costs € 149,500 ($160k) + taxes. Ouch.
I've crossposted this article on my blog about cars Flabbergasted