Looking for a kick-butt off-roading platform on which to build an epic overlanding RV? In the market for an unstoppable bus that scoffs at the mere thought of a snow day? You might be familiar with Torsus and its two offerings, the massive MAN-based Praetorian and the VW-based Terrastorm van. Now, you can spec-up the exact model you want through the company’s new online configurator.
This could be the first such configurator for hardcore overland-capable machines we’ve come across. Such builds are typically filled with custom features that are hard to categorize, but we give Torsus credit where credit is due. Whether choosing the €162,000 ($187,600) Praetorian or the €55,665 ($64,500) Terrastorm, there are plenty of features to choose from. That is, for the exterior and mechanical bits at least. Interior options consist primarily of seats and trim, leaving plenty of room for customization after the sale.
We took the configurator for a test drive, building the Praetorian of our dreams because who doesn’t want a lifted 4×4 party bus that can carry 35 people? We actually started with the “Personal Freedom” version that nixes the seats for an empty area behind the cockpit, perfect for creating a cool overlanding RV. Rolling through the list of equipment, it’s comforting to see most of the rugged oily bits are standard, including the 290-horsepower (216-kilowatt) MAN diesel with 848 pound-feet (1,150 Newton-meters) of torque.
For the full story, check out this article from Motor 1.