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Terrain Adventurer

Terrain Adventurer

Terrain Adventurer

Terrain Adventurer

Terrain Adventurer

Terrain Adventurer

Terrain Adventurer

Terrain Adventurer
Make -
Model Terrain Adventurer
Concept year 2009
Production year -
Engine 16 litre turbocharged V8

The Terrain Adventurer concept is the work of Patrick Clarke, a Graduate of Coventry University's Transport and Product Design course.

The Terrain Adventurer is a proposal for a large haulage vehicle specifically designed to cope with off-road driving and severe climate conditions.

During the research phase of the project Clarke looked at the various problems drivers faced when trying to work in difficult conditions. Problems that often occur are that wheels get stuck in mud and marsh lands, or can't produce enough grip to climb steep inclines. This is where the 10-wheel-drive layout off the Terrain Adventurer helps. And if the going gets really tough then the retractable track system located in the centre of the vehicle can be deployed to provide additional traction.

Another problem for drivers is that especially in icy or wet conditions jackknifing or trailer swing can happen due to weathering of the mechanisms and cables between the trailer and cab. On the Terrain Adventurer this problem is corrected by having a sealed rubber section that contains the important parts but can still provide access when maintenance is needed.

One further area in which the Terrain Adventurer assists the driver is in the design of the cab itself. The oversized windscreen curves around the A-pillars and also features a deep frontal area for a better view of the road directly in front of the vehicle. Additionally there are 6 sets of headlights so that not only can the driver see clearly what's ahead, but also so that others can see him and know its a large vehicle. With the addition of the super sized side mirrors the driver can gather a much better picture of his surroundings. Access to the cab is facilitated with the use of pull out stairs hidden just forward of the front wheels.

The cargo area of the Terrain Adventurer can be extended by up to 3m thanks to the sealed rubber section located just forward of the 6 rear wheels. The rear doors of the trailer open both vertically and horizontally providing easier access to the cargo onboard.

The proposed engine for the Terrain Adventurer is a 16 litre turbo diesel V8 sourced from Mercedes-Benz.

Dimensions:
Length - 12 m (39 ft)
Width - 2.5 m (8.2 ft)
Height - 3.6 m (11.8 ft)


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