If Land Rover Built A Vehicle To Explore Mars, It Could Look Like This

NASA and private companies such as Elon Musk’s SpaceX are focused on exploring Mars, so if they’re in need of a vehicle to navigate the surface of the Red Planet, using a Land Rover wouldn’t be such a bad idea.

The British car manufacturer makes some of the best off-roaders on Earth, so it would only be fitting for it to also use its expertise on our planetary neighbor. This is not an official concept, though, but a rendering from designer Alexey Andreev, who imagined what a Mars exploration vehicle from Land Rover could look like.

Andreev’s creation is a modular, all-electric vehicle that could offer room for up to four astronauts. The ‘Land Rover Mission Terraform’ would also be modular, meaning it could perform a variety of different missions. For example, it can be equipped with a module with medical supplies, one with communication equipment, or a cargo-hauling unit.

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That’s not all. This futuristic Land Rover could be converted to perform a host of different tasks. If needed, it could be equipped with a seed dispenser at the rear to grow crops, or used to haul raw materials and be fitted with an extension to deliver oxygen wherever necessary. The wheels and tires could also be replaced with engines that allow for vertical take-off and landing.

Occupants would interact with the vehicle via artificial intelligence and sit in reclined seats. Yes, that AI thing is still some way into the future, although maybe not as far as we think.

A vehicle like this will probably never become a reality in our lifetimes. Sometime in the next century, though, humans could be living on Mars and driving around its surface. This is not mere science fiction; scientists have warned that our planet’s resources won’t last forever, and if our species is to survive, it must expand. Our own solar system looks like a good place to start.

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  • Ben

    Yes, broken down with an astronaut slumped next to it rethinking his life choices. Very realistic render.

    • bxniels0

      Hahaha That’s what I thought. Waiting for Galactic Roadside Assistance LOL

    • JqC

      BOOM! That’s what every rational person will think and ask. Hahaha. Perfect. The shovel is also perfect. He was digging his own grave when he was overcome by emotion.

  • Lloyd Anthony D Peters

    Yea…. I don’t think the first thing Martians need to learn from us is about British Reliability…. lol.

  • Ary Wisesa

    Martian climate is so harsh and unforgiving. It definitely needs an ultra reliable vehicle to support the Martian settlers to survive there. Giving such job (of providing the vehicle) to one of the most unreliable car companies could spell catastrophic situation for the astronauts. Even here on the Earth, whose climate is much more forgiving, it can’t prove itself as reliable car maker. Just give the job to much more capable company, something like Toyota or Lexus. They have proven themselves in reliability department.

  • Nordschleife

    I clicked on this article just to see if one person would make a comment about LR’s reliability and I just read three. Never will you let me down. Lol

  • MarketAndChurch

    Electric power would be easier but it might have been more helpful if it was somehow powered by something that emitted tons of Co2

  • Matteo Tommasi

    Mars vehicles will look more like an APC

  • Bash

    No it won’t. This is just BS

    • A 🤴🏻 THAT WILL RULE OVER YOU

      LOL i like your new avi

  • Finkployd

    I wonder what the land rover martian service center looks like

  • A 🤴🏻 THAT WILL RULE OVER YOU

    No one has ever been to space. Try again. There’s a thing called Van Allen radiation belt. Heavy radiation that can kill any living creature.

  • JqC

    This is stupid. In every respect. Literally. Aerodynamic? Why? Thin atmosphere. Where’s the airlock or docking ring? Why is it so low? On a rough surface, that seating position is perfect to make you sick and to cause spinal injuries.

    No, this is all eminently practical. SpaceX will definitely engage JLR to provide transport on the surface of Mars. Tesla won’t be suitable. With the batteries, and what not… We need something in diesel, with the reliability of a teenager on crack.

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