The Rivian R1S Looks Good As A Hardcore Off-Roading Machine

The Rivian R1S has yet to reach the production line, but a fan of the all-electric SUV has rendered a hardcore off-road version of it.

The two renderings are the work of Mo Aoun and were recently shared on LinkedIn. Pictured first up is an R1S designed for use by park rangers. It comes equipped with large off-road wheels and tires and features an increased ride height, a black bull bar, and a large luggage rack on the roof. There are also no less than six powerful lights mounted to its roof cage.

As for the second model, it is even more hardcore. Aoun has rendered the SUV with a large steel frame up front to protect the front bumper as well as a bull bar and a cage which stretches up over part of the hood, as well as a spare wheel fitted in the SUV’s frunk. Final modifications made to this example include similar off-road wheels and tires to the park ranger rendering as well as a large cage on the roof.

Rivian has its work cut out for it to bring the R1S SUV and R1T pickup truck to the market, but it is already working on a third model, namely an off-roader. It remains to be seen if this model will be based on the R1S, but if it looks anything like the SUV pictured, it could get off-roading enthusiasts interested in EVs.

  • Bash

    This is is gorgeous in every pic I seen.

  • Ben

    Nice, but months ago nobody knew who this company was. These renders and their videos look nice, but I’m not getting excited until I see them on the road, delivered ON TIME and without too much quality control issues (some to be expected from a small automaker).

  • powers10

    Electric cars are not the most manly on the road, and this may be the direction of the country. If this goes to production, it will be a man’s step in the right direction.

    • Enter Ranting

      Some people are secure enough in their masculinity that they don’t need a giant V8 SUV to feel validated as a man.

  • ace_9

    The roof rack is for additional batteries I presume, because otherwise it would not be capable of going even 50 kilometers in rough terrain. It’s just pictures anyway. Flying cars would be more realistic…

    • Dude

      Terrain doesn’t make that huge of of difference. Electric off road vehicles have existed for years.

      • ace_9

        And where they are? Do they have a good range? Heavy offroad vehicles have a big fuel consumption compared to road cars – three or more times more, depending on many factors, so it is quite a big difference.

        • Dude

          They are where they are sold or built. Older EVs of every kind haven’t had the best range but the newer the better. Polars has sold electric off roaders since 2010. Electric buggies have raced in Baja since 2013. I think TORQ has been selling EATVs since 2015. Idk what vehicles you’re talking about but something like a Wrangler only cuts it’s mpg in half on average when going off road. And electric motors are far more efficient than ICEs. The 640km range Rivian isn’t going to have it’s range cut to 50km when going off road.

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