Sportsmobile builds an extraordinarily
capable new home-away-from-home
perfect for a wide variety of outdoor pursuits
For everyone who loves the outdoors but would still like to enjoy all the comforts of home on their adventures, we bring you Sportsmobile’s Ultimate Adventure Vehicle.
The Ultimate Adventure Vehicle project was designed to create a well-rounded vehicle capable of meeting a wide variety of transportation needs, from running everyday errands to serving as a rolling base camp for multi-week outdoor adventures. This rugged four-wheel drive van includes all the amenities you’d expect to find in a much larger motorhome, and yet achieves unprecedented levels of around-town maneuverability, open-road fuel-economy, serious off-road capability, and back-country camping practicality no other vehicle can match.
Uniquely suited to a wide variety of outdoor activities from mountain biking to sea kayaking, the Ultimate Adventure Vehicle is equally at home dry-camping on a remote mesa in Canyonlands National Park or pulling into the valet stand at a funky resort in the Florida Keys. Based on a full-size Ford E350 one-ton cargo van, the vehicle features interior and exterior modifications and an innovative new four wheel-drive system.
Two Ultimate Adventure Vehicles spent three days with Bill Burke and his 4-Wheeling America Company testing the vehicle's capabilities on some extreme 4x4 trails in Moab. Bill is world renowned for training and instructing off-road driving and vehicle recovery techniques, and as an experienced guide and industry consultant.
The Adventure Vehicles accomplished all the challenges with only a few minor scrapes going thru some narrow canyons.
"I enjoyed 'wheeling with you while in Moab. We put those big beasts through the gauntlet, and I was very impressed with the performance, comfort and drivability of the Sportsmobile 4WD, especially since we were on the very difficult routes!
"Take care and I hope to see you on the trail sometime soon."
— Bill Burke, 4x4 Driving Instructor shown above guiding vans
Are you an overland adventure traveler or a wannabe? If so, you may want to visit OverlandTraining.com. They also provide other types of travel education and training.
Introducing the Ultimate Adventure Vehicle
At the Los Angeles Auto Show yes — it was a stopper.