If you wish to transport lots of people over tough terrain, the Torsus Praetorian is the automobile for the job. In-built Slovakia, the Praetorian is an off-road bus designed to sort out inhospitable terrain, and it will get a couple of updates for 2021.
The Praetorian was designed for jobs like safari excursions, ferrying mine staff, and shuttling folks round ski resorts. A Torsus press launch stated the corporate has attracted clients in Africa, Australia, and South America.
With that in thoughts, Torsus upgraded the air-conditioning system for 2021. The brand new system can cool a totally loaded bus from 140 levels Fahrenheit to 86 levels Fahrenheit in three minutes, or drop the temperature from 140 levels Fahrenheit to 68 levels Fahrenheit in quarter-hour, in accordance with the corporate. It will possibly additionally assist cool the engine if wanted, Torsus stated.
Different adjustments embody a redesigned passenger door and pneumatic retractable steps, new LED lights, and a fire-suppression system. Torsus additionally modified the positioning the motive force seat, and moved passenger seats to create more room, whereas including screens behind every passenger seat. Lastly, extra insulation aids with local weather management.
The Praetorian is predicated on a chassis from MAN, a German truck producer owned by the Volkswagen Group. It will possibly seat as much as 35 folks, and is powered by a MAN-sourced 6-cylinder diesel engine, producing 286 hp and 848 lb-ft of torque.
These specs might describe a normal bus, however the Praetorian additionally boasts 4-wheel drive with entrance and rear locking differentials. Torsus quotes 15.7 inches of floor clearance, with strategy and departure angles of 32 levels and 26 levels, respectively. The bus also can climb a 65-degree incline and ford as much as 35.4 inches of water, the corporate claims.
In Europe, pricing for the up to date 2021 Praetorian begins at about $199,000 based mostly on a present alternate charges, however Torsus provides quite a few pricier configurations, together with ambulance and overlander fashions. The corporate hasn’t mentioned U.S. availability.