IAT Kalman Is A $1.9 Million Ford F-Series-Based SUV Out Of This World

Of all the weird and wacky cars we’ve seen at this year’s Beijing Auto Show, nothing comes even remotely close to IAT’s Kalman SUV. With more angles than a spiral staircase, this 6-meter long beast was designed to make extreme SUVs like Hummer’s H1 and Dartz’s Kombat look utterly banal.

But those are production cars, you say – well, guess what? China-based IAT says it will build 10 examples of the Kalman, each carrying a mind-blowing price tag of 12 million RMB or about $1.85 million at today’s exchange rates! That’s 26 times the price of Ford’s most expensive F-450 Super Duty model, the $71,320 Platinum.

We mentioned Ford’s F-450, because according to China’s Auto Sina, the Kalman was built on the underpinnings of the Blue Oval’s truck, using its 362hp (367PS) 6.8-liter Triton V10 gasoline engine.

Take your eyes off that angular body that makes Lexus’ LF-NX Concept seem rounded and head inside, and you’ll find the familiar interior of a 2014 Ford F-150, although heavily customized in a Chinese fashion with gold accents making their appearance felt just about everywhere. Wherever you look, you’ll see surfaces finished in black leather or alcantara with IAT also splashing the interior with as much wood as it could get its hands on.

The Kalman seats four, with the rear passengers getting the royal treatment, including a very Rolls-Royce like ‘Starlight’ headliner, tablet holders, a fridge and even matching teacups in different sizes.

Photos via Auto Sina

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  • pcurve

    Could use some more polygons

  • I hate myslef for not hating this

  • Finkployd

    Wasn’t expecting the teacups 😑

  • LWB

    Not sure if China is into military-looking SUVs…?
    They like their ‘long-wheelbase’ sedans with a prestigious German nameplate…

    (and has it got more axle articulation than a Model-T Ford?)

  • donald seymour

    Looks like an evil villain’s car.

  • fabri99

    That’s a child attempt to make a SUV out of paper.


    Old Suburban+Kit Replica Lambo Reventon+HypercarPrice$=That SH*T

  • LeftLanePrius

    If you look closely on the right side of picture 33 there is actually a slot for a N64 expansion pack. Should make things a little smoother.

  • mokster

    They should call it Orgamimax. Gonna suck for the driver due to the huge C-pillars plus rear passengers because no window view.

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