Concept cars don't just come out of Detroit and off the drawing boards at Toyota. The U.S. military also dabbles in automotive design, of a rather chunky sort.
The newest look to come down the pike is the Ultra Armored Patrol Vehicle, which originated with a little help from the automotive industry itself. The project is led by the Georgia Technology Research Institute, and funded by the Office of Naval Research, but its inspiration comes in part from the racecar circuit.
To come up with the prototype--Ultra is a proving ground for concepts, rather than a production vehicle … Read more