I know what you're thinking. You're thinking; 'Well, I woke up this morning with an all-but insatiable need to stuff up to 21 people into a van-based vehicle and then drive them across some of the most inhospitable terrain that I can find." Well, we have good news...
Prague-based off-road specialist
Torsus is a Prague-based company whose missions statement is to build the toughest buses in the world. Bit niche, we suppose, but everyone needs a role in life. Torsus' role has, up till now, been providing rugged transport for the likes of the Untied Nations, US Department of State and the European Commission.
Its first, and foremost, product was the Praetorian, a bus based on a MAN truck chassis, but now Torsus is branching out into more commercial and leisure markets with this, the Terrastrom. Great name, by the way.
Torsus says that the Terrastorm: "Will reach places that other vehicles will not be able to get to." It's based on a Volkswagen Crafter 4x4 van, to which Torsus has added modifications such as uprated heavy-duty off-road suspension. The company says that "it will appeal to people, businesses and organisations that need a truly dependable, rugged and incredibly capable vehicle. It is a vehicle engineered to be ready to transport people and cargo to and from some of the toughest jobs such as mining and emergency aid wherever and whenever it is needed - no matter the location."
World's toughest off-road buses
Vakhtang Dzhukashvili, founder and CEO of Torsus said: "At Torsus, we are breaking new ground by designing, developing and manufacturing the world's toughest off-road buses. In the all-new Terrastorm we signal our ambition to set new standards in the heavy-duty 4x4 minibus market across some of the toughest industries known to man. We built Torsus to be a trailblazer and redefine the way people think about commercial vehicles, and the Torsus Terrastorm is the next step on our journey to make this reality."