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What is Dirt Every Day? [Dirt Every Day Episode 1]

Finally, a show for all you dirt heads out there!

Petersen’s 4-Wheel & Off-Road Technical Editor Fred Williams introduces the new Dirt Every Day show with a brief overview of what it’s all about and where it’s headed.

Check back in every other Thursday as Fred continues his crusade against asphalt.

Arnold Schwarzenegger gets the keys to a $250,000 Mercedes Unimog

Just a day ago we were reminiscing about that time former California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger signed into the law the most sweeping curbs on greenhouse gases in the country, rules that drive the federal government’s march toward a 54.5 mpg average by 2025. About the same time, Schwarzenegger was in California picking up his new ride, a five-ton Mercedes-Benz Unimog pickup customized to a value estimated at $250,000. The earth underneath its tires will be safe, all right.
Schwarzenegger, the 65-year-old actor and bit player in the recent “The Expendables 2,” has long been known as a fan of military-grade trucks, and was a chief reason AM General and General Motors eventually built civilian versions of the Hummer military vehicle. During his time as governor, Schwarzenegger changed his stripes, touting fuel-efficient models and even converting one of his trucks to run on hydrogen.
But after leaving office and some changes in his personal life, Schwarzenegger seems to be exploring the world of high-end machinery again; we caught him earlier thisy month checking out the field at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance. Thursday’s pickup of his diesel Unimog followed a test drive in Germany of the Unimog with its customizer. These trucks aren’t sold by Mercedes in the United States, but see duty around the rest of the world as construction, forestry and military haulers, and are renowned for their off-road prowess.
While the $250,000 figure in customizing by German firm Mertec sounds high, it might also involve a fair bit of legal work; newer Unimog U1300s generally aren’t legal on American roads; they can barely top 60 mph, and getting one registered for public driving in California may have taken months. Then again, having an ex-governor as a customer couldn’t have hurt.

(vía Yahoo! Autos)

Arnold Schwarzenegger gets the keys to a $250,000 Mercedes Unimog

Just a day ago we were reminiscing about that time former California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger signed into the law the most sweeping curbs on greenhouse gases in the country, rules that drive the federal government’s march toward a 54.5 mpg average by 2025. About the same time, Schwarzenegger was in California picking up his new ride, a five-ton Mercedes-Benz Unimog pickup customized to a value estimated at $250,000. The earth underneath its tires will be safe, all right.

Schwarzenegger, the 65-year-old actor and bit player in the recent “The Expendables 2,” has long been known as a fan of military-grade trucks, and was a chief reason AM General and General Motors eventually built civilian versions of the Hummer military vehicle. During his time as governor, Schwarzenegger changed his stripes, touting fuel-efficient models and even converting one of his trucks to run on hydrogen.

But after leaving office and some changes in his personal life, Schwarzenegger seems to be exploring the world of high-end machinery again; we caught him earlier thisy month checking out the field at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance. Thursday’s pickup of his diesel Unimog followed a test drive in Germany of the Unimog with its customizer. These trucks aren’t sold by Mercedes in the United States, but see duty around the rest of the world as construction, forestry and military haulers, and are renowned for their off-road prowess.

While the $250,000 figure in customizing by German firm Mertec sounds high, it might also involve a fair bit of legal work; newer Unimog U1300s generally aren’t legal on American roads; they can barely top 60 mph, and getting one registered for public driving in California may have taken months. Then again, having an ex-governor as a customer couldn’t have hurt.

(vía Yahoo! Autos)

2013 Cummins QSK95: 95-Liter 16-Cylinder Diesel with More than 4,000HP

The Cummins’ brand new QSK95 Diesel engine, also known by its code name “Hedgehog”. In its…base form, the gargantuan diesel unit has 16-cylinders and a displacement of 95-liters that deliver over 4,000-horses and more than 16,000Nm (11,799 lb-ft) of torque. 
Cummins also plans to introduce a larger, 120-liter 20-cylinder version with some 5,000-horses in the very near future. 
"It is difficult to judge the sheer size of this product until you see it," commented Steve Nendick, Cummins Marketing Communications Director for Europe. "We are very proud to be able to promote our brand new QSK95 product to visitors at Goodwood. Visitors will be truly astounded by its size allied with its environmental credentials," he added. 
According to Nendick, the new QSK95 is so powerful that it could provide the equivalent electric power to over 3,500 UK houses!

(vía Carscoop)

2013 Cummins QSK95: 95-Liter 16-Cylinder Diesel with More than 4,000HP

The Cummins’ brand new QSK95 Diesel engine, also known by its code name “Hedgehog”. In its…base form, the gargantuan diesel unit has 16-cylinders and a displacement of 95-liters that deliver over 4,000-horses and more than 16,000Nm (11,799 lb-ft) of torque.

Cummins also plans to introduce a larger, 120-liter 20-cylinder version with some 5,000-horses in the very near future.

"It is difficult to judge the sheer size of this product until you see it," commented Steve Nendick, Cummins Marketing Communications Director for Europe. "We are very proud to be able to promote our brand new QSK95 product to visitors at Goodwood. Visitors will be truly astounded by its size allied with its environmental credentials," he added.

According to Nendick, the new QSK95 is so powerful that it could provide the equivalent electric power to over 3,500 UK houses!

(vía Carscoop)

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