Matthew Jones19 December 2011

Arctic Trucks build desert monster

The chaps that created Jeremy’s polar Toyota Hilux have taken to the sand…

Fans of our indestructible Toyota Hilux, this is for you... You already know that Jeremy and James drove to the North Pole in a hopped-up Toyota Hilux. You also already know that James drove the very same Hilux up an exploding Icelandic volcano (paralysing Europe's air traffic in the process).

But you may not know about this. Arctic Trucks - them that modified said Toyota with 38-inch studded snow tyres, lifted bodywork, fuel and coolant heaters, winches, a massive gun and a toilet seat - have been playing in the desert.

This is the result - a Land Cruiser, FJ Cruiser and Hilux fitted with 35-inch wheels (33-inchers for the FJ Cruiser and Hilux), 40mm lift kit, heavy-duty front and rear dampers and a massive great body kit. They're called the Xtreme editions and they look rather good.

Want one? Prices start at £20,200 (considerably more once you're imported one to Blighty) and they're only available from Al Futtaim Motors in the United Arab Emirates.

But don't panic - you can watch one being built then hooned with a paltry mouse click below.

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