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Posted: 2/13/2006 2:55:40 PM EDT


February 14, 2006 Nissan has released more details of the large and imposing Terranaut which we
previewed with design sketches a fortnight ago. The Terranaut is a mobile science laboratory, billed by Nissan as earth’s equivalent of a lunar rover, protecting its occupants from the environment so they can become part of it. Created by London-based Nissan Design Europe, the overriding theme behind the concept is one of function. Satellite information systems allow data access and transfer all over the planet. Terranaut has enough refrigerated storage space to house food, water and other provisions for a week in the field. Lightweight tents, sleeping bags built for extreme conditions and cooking facilities are ingenious built into storage compartments in the doors.

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Link Posted: 2/13/2006 2:58:02 PM EDT
How fast is it?
Link Posted: 2/13/2006 3:00:28 PM EDT
replace the dish on top with dual mounted .50's.

And have the chair / display rotate with the gun, like in star wars.

Then we'll talk!
Link Posted: 2/13/2006 3:08:38 PM EDT

Originally Posted By bastiat:
replace the dish on top with dual mounted .50's.

And have the chair / display rotate with the gun, like in star wars.

Then we'll talk!



Holy crap. That'd be cool!!!
Link Posted: 2/13/2006 3:14:25 PM EDT
It probably gets 3mpg, and therefore wouldnt get to far from home.
Link Posted: 2/13/2006 4:30:43 PM EDT
Looks like lost in space.
Link Posted: 2/13/2006 4:33:19 PM EDT
looks like something a few magazines and a FAL could take care of.
Link Posted: 2/13/2006 4:34:20 PM EDT
Yeah, serious BOV. If you are a survivor from the recently crashed NCC1701 Enterprise. My BOV is a 1980 Volkswagen pickup with a mechanical fuel shut off that can be driven on fuel from fry grease to Jet A with no electrical system left from the EMP. Space for crap in the back and simple all around.
Link Posted: 2/13/2006 6:29:10 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Planerench:
Yeah, serious BOV. If you are a survivor from the recently crashed NCC1701 Enterprise. My BOV is a 1980 Volkswagen pickup with a mechanical fuel shut off that can be driven on fuel from fry grease to Jet A with no electrical system left from the EMP. Space for crap in the back and simple all around.



C'mon, you can't have a BOV without a wrap-around plasma display.
Link Posted: 2/13/2006 6:30:25 PM EDT

Originally Posted By clutchsmoke:
Looks like lost in space.



I think it actually looks a lot like a Land Rover LR3.
Link Posted: 2/13/2006 6:32:02 PM EDT
Not even close. Go look at the Jeep concept Hurricane and Gladiator. You'll throw rocks at that George Jetson Clown Car.
Link Posted: 2/13/2006 6:32:39 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/13/2006 6:32:50 PM EDT by HKTackDriver]

Originally Posted By bastiat:
replace the dish on top with dual mounted .50's.

And have the chair / display rotate with the gun, like in star wars.

Then we'll talk!



Actually, with the dish, it looks like the first kind of Millenium Falcon for terra firma!
Link Posted: 2/13/2006 6:35:00 PM EDT
The interior of that thing looks like the freakin'm Enterprise!
Link Posted: 2/13/2006 6:35:25 PM EDT
"Prepare to jump to lightspeed"
Link Posted: 2/13/2006 6:37:09 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/13/2006 6:44:15 PM EDT by COLE-CARBINE]

Originally Posted By Pangea:
Not even close. Go look at the Jeep concept Hurricane and Gladiator. You'll throw rocks at that George Jetson Clown Car.



The bug-out vehicle title was just a lil' sarcasm, by no means do I think this buggy is the next uber-assault vehicle. I just thought it was an interesting concept like the Gladiator. The worst part of the article is it never actually mentions what kind of off-road capabilities it has like lockers, winch,etc.
Link Posted: 2/13/2006 6:39:03 PM EDT
Question where is the steering wheel?
Link Posted: 2/13/2006 6:40:00 PM EDT
Now THERE is a truck that will get you laid.
Link Posted: 2/13/2006 6:40:25 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Pangea:
Not even close. Go look at the Jeep concept Hurricane and Gladiator. You'll throw rocks at that George Jetson Clown Car.



What's so cool about either of those cars? The Hurricane is just a dune buggy that can spin in circles and the Gladiator is a Jeep truck.

Neither one has a computerized command console or a dome sunroof on top!
Link Posted: 2/13/2006 6:46:28 PM EDT

Originally Posted By edpmedic:
Question where is the steering wheel?



I don't think they actually have any pics of the front...that is odd.
Link Posted: 2/13/2006 6:55:29 PM EDT
What a waste of money.
Link Posted: 2/13/2006 7:46:10 PM EDT
Here is the official ARFCOM model:





LB
Link Posted: 2/14/2006 1:57:13 AM EDT

Originally Posted By COLE-CARBINE:

Originally Posted By clutchsmoke:
Looks like lost in space.



I think it actually looks a lot like a Land Rover LR3.



That rear pillar makes it look like an International Scout.
Link Posted: 2/14/2006 2:37:55 AM EDT

Originally Posted By captainpooby:
How fast is it?




not fast enough to out run the shock wave of a nuclear blast
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