The G Patton Tomahawk, a heavily modified six-wheel version Jeep Wrangler, has surfaced in China, and could one day fight for the affections, and wallets, of 6×6 fans in world’s most populous country.
According to China Car News, the G Patton Tomahawk was unveiled earlier this month at the Chengdu motor show.
Based on the Jeep Wrangler Unlimited, the Tomahawk features a new rear section aft of the C-pillar, including an extra axle, a tray bed, and a new longer hardtop.
The website notes that the workmanship is a little slapdash, with poorly aligned badges and wheels.
There’s also a redesigned front grille, headlights, and bumpers with an integrated winch up front. Carscoops states that the Tomahawk is fitted with 17-inch alloy wheels mated to 35-inch Mickey Thompson tyres.
To handle the extra weight, the Wrangler’s 3.6-litre V6 has been fitted with a RIPP supercharger, although no power or torque figures have been quoted at this stage.
It’s not clear whether the G Patton Tomahawk will go into production any time soon. When we tried to access the company’s website, we received an error message from G Patton’s hosting provider noting that the server account has expired and hasn’t been renewed.
The company, if it still exists, is named after General George Patton, who led various parts of the US Army in Europe and Mediterranean during World War II.
Should it ever go on sale, the Tomahawk will likely cost significantly less than the Mercedes-Benz G63 AMG 6×6. Revealed in 2013, the German six-wheeler went into limited production with prices starting from an eye-watering 379,000 euros ($556,000).