The 2020 Rezvani Tank X is indeed powered by a Demon’s engine that’s been rated to 1,000 horsepower.
Remember those rumors from a few months back about the new Rezvani Tank swapping out its Hellcat engine for a Demon engine? Well, it happened. The Hellcat engine is gone, and in its place, the 6.2-L supercharged HEMI V8 from the Demon has arrived. But instead of the 840 horsepower as found on the Demon, the Tank gets a full 1,000 horsepower, making it the most powerful production SUV in the world.
Not bad for what is essentially an armored Wrangler.
The 2020 model also gets an all-new exterior with more streamlined panels than the 2019 model. On top of that, a refined suspension and even more protection are all available for 2020.
"The focus of this generation’s Tank was to be athletic in design and stance, have a refined sports car ride and suspension, have a luxurious interior, and surpass 1,000 horsepower all in a car that’s easily a daily driver," said CEO Ferris Rezvani in a press release.
Starting with the suspension, which was designed in partnership with FOX racing, the previous year's shocks have been redesigned for greater comfort without sacrificing anything in terms of performance. Optional FOX racing 3.0 internal bypass shocks with DSC will enhance that comfort to the nth degree.
A quad pack of 37-inch off-road tires are paired with a pair of Dynatrac axles with air lockers and an air compressor for traveling on any kind of terrain. Dynatrac ProGrip front and rear brakes ensure the Tank can stop as fast as it can go.
The Tank's interior is fully customizable and comes with a 7.9-inch infotainment system with a full suite of apps, including Google Maps, Pandora, Stitcher, and Apple CarPlay.
But the real selling point on the Tank is the Military Edition, which comes with all the cool defense-oriented toys. FLIR night vision, ballistic armoring, bulletproof glass, run-flat tires, underside armor for IEDs, a self-sealing fuel tank are all available, and new for 2020 is EMP protection for E1, E2, E3 electromagnetic pulses.
Other options include reinforced bumpers, electrified door handles, sirens and strobe lights, continuous video surveillance cameras, gas masks, and smoke canister dispensers.
The 2020 Tank starts at $155,000, but that just gets you a 2.0-L turbo 4-cylinder with 285 horsepower. The Tank X with its Demon engine starts at $349,000, while the Military Edition starts at $295,000. Orders are available now, deliveries expected later this year.