There are plenty of apocalypse-grade ATVs out there, from sleek offroaders like the Suzuki Quadracer to amphibious creepers like the Argo 8x8. But for really surviving the crazy world after the fall of civilization, you need a ride that's as close to indestructible as you can get. And non-pneumatic tires that won't ever get flats is an imperative. That's what the new Polaris Sportsman WV850 H.O. brings to your post-apocalypse garage.
Yep, after years of hearing about airless tires and how they're so much better than air-filled rollers, they're finally in an actual vehicle you can buy. Specifically, these are armed with TerrainArmor tires, which won't only be impervious to flats -- they can survive hits from a .50-caliber round and still run just fine for up to 350 miles, as well as run a full 1000 miles even with a 3-inch railroad spike buried in the structure, making them perfect for escaping bandit gangs and other post-apocalypse hazards.
Beyond the tires, the Polaris Sportsman WV850 H.O. is no slouch either. In fact, it's based on the US Army's MV850 ATV, complete with a reinforced steel frame, military-grade automatic transmission, and a heavy-duty shock package. For workhorse duty, it boasts steel racks that can carry 600 pounds, a receiver hitch that can tow 1,500 pounds, and a winch that can pull vehicles up to 3,500 pounds. To aid your swift escapes, it comes with an 850cc 4-stroke twin-cylinder engine, automatic transmission with engine braking and active descent control, electronic power steering, four-wheel hydraulic disc brakes, and a tank that can hold a hefty 11.75 gallons.
The Polaris Sportsman WV850 H.O. will be available next month, priced at $15,000.