BJ Baldwin and the Ferret

by • July 25, 2016 • FeatureComments (0)10823

Toyo Tires has unleashed “The Ferret” with off-road champion BJ Baldwin behind the wheel. BJ Baldwin is the off-road community’s Ken Block. You may remember him from the Recoil films where he jumps, skids and drives over pretty much whatever terrain you put in front of him.

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This latest video differs slightly from Baldwin’s usual fair an 800bhp, 690lb ft trophy truck with 26 inches of independent travel at the front and 34 inches at the rear via a three-link solid axle. This time we see Baldwin taking the highly modified Ferret through forests, deserts, and water as well as across seemingly impossible obstacles.

The Baldwin driven Ferret is a six-wheeled 1959 Ferret Scout. An actual tank that was made in the UK between 1952-1971. Initially, it was powered by Rolls-Royce’s short-stroke inline-six cylinder, but that is not the case here. Instead, the car was overhauled by Action Vehicle Engineering with an LS V8 and given two extra wheels for good measure. They can be engaged via hydraulic motors, while King Shocks provided slinky-style suspension with loads of travel and the central turret was turned into a grappling hook launcher that’s attached to a winch.

Builder: Action Vehicle Engineering
Custom Shocks: King Shocks
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