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This monstrous Mercedes-Benz rig may look like it came from the "Jurassic Park" movie series, but it's actually a Chicago Auto Show concept.
The Mercedes-Benz Sprinter Extreme concept is based on the company's production heavy-duty 3500 Cab Chassis.
The Sprinter Extreme Concept stands over 95 inches tall and stretches more than 20 feet from nose to tail.
Something tells us that the snow fence would be no match for the Sprinter Extreme's high ground clearance.
A pair of big chrome smokestacks keep emissions from blowing into the faces of trailing vehicles, and they look good, too.
Fitted with a Scattolini ScattoMaax "Tipper Bed," this Sprinter can dump 5,200 pounds of payload to the back or to the sides.
Behind that grille lurks a four-cylinder BlueTec diesel engine. In production trim, the 2.1-liter engine is rated at just 161 horsepower and 265 pound-feet of torque.
Despite that seemingly modest power train, the 3500 can haul 6,400 pounds of payload, and it has a towing capacity of up to 7,500 pounds.
The cab-mounted six-element light bar figures to be just the thing for tracking velociraptors at dusk.
This particular concept rig has been worked on by RENNtech, a longtime Mercedes-Benz tuner best known for ridiculously fast sedans and coupes.
The Sprinter Extreme adds ground clearance with a lift kit, and room for stouter running gear with fender flares. The concept's special beadlock wheels are said to be inspired by those of the G-Class SUV.
The Sprinter Extreme's wild look is accomplished through a custom vinyl wrap.
The Tipper bed is already available to Sprinter buyers through an authorized upfitter.
Massive dually rear tires help distribute heavy loads and add stability.
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