(Rapid Tracked Vehicle) Double R Racer
The RTV concept comes courtesy of Roberto Rodricks, a
2010 graduate of Coventry University's Transportation
The RTV (Rapid Tracked Vehicle) concept is actually a
series of three different concepts, all based on the same
design, but each individually tailored to better suit
its application. There's the RTV Double R Racer - a proposal
for an all terrain race vehicle with maximum speed the
only goal. The RTV Double R Response - a high-performance
search and rescue machine, capable of carrying out rescues
in everything from snow covered mountains to sun baked
deserts. And finally there's the RTV Double R Weapon -
which is basically a military version equipped with stuff
like gattling guns and rocket launchers.
All three versions share the same unique layout and design.
Mounted within the main body of the vehicle is a 650 horsepower,
Audi-sourced, bio-diesel fueled, 5.5 litre V12 engine,
and Rodricks estimates that this will catapult the RTV
to 60 mph in around 4.5 seconds - one things for sure,
with those massive twin tracks it won't struggle to find
The RTV Double R would be made up of a variety of materials
including carbon fiber, fiberglass, aluminium and titanium.
Styling inspiration for the concept came from a variety
of differing sources including the Ripsaw tracked vehicle,
the Sydney Opera house, the Mazda
Kaan concept and the Mitsubishi
Inside, the RTV features seating for one. The driver sits
in a central position with an unhindered view out the
front - the view out the back is a little more tricky!
By using an advanced heads-up-display all the vital driving
information is projected onto the expansive curving windscreen.
This allows the driver to see their speed, fuel consumption,
heading and other relevant information quickly and easily.
All imagesused with the permission of Roberto
Rodricks. All images and video © Roberto Rodricks.