RE: GMC All Mountain

Thursday 23rd November 2017

GMC All Mountain for LA

Just the thing if Britain gets a bit slushy this winter!



Yes, it's a bit silly. Yes, it's only a concept. And yes, you're right, a new GMC pick-up is not coming to the UK anytime soon. Leave alone a GMC on tracks. But if a pick-up called the 'All Mountain' that looks like this doesn't appeal to your inner child, then we're not entirely sure what will - just look at it!

Truck a duck that's cool
Truck a duck that's cool
Described by GMC as taking its "signature bold design and engineering excellence to new heights", the All Mountain is based on the GMC Sierra 2500HD Denali. Power comes from that car's 6.6-litre V8 diesel, boasting an incredible 450hp and 910lb ft. So when GMC says the truck can "tackle steep slopes and extreme weather conditions", we're inclined to believe that statement.

The comprehensive mods begin with those tracks, created by a company called Mattracks - very clever - in Michigan. In case you're interested, these are the 150 Series Tracks painted GMC Red and they add "enhanced capability" to the Sierra. Might be selling them a bit short. Note as well the 30-inch light bar, Thule snowboard racks and some pretty serious sump protection. If James Bond was facing a villain in the Rockies, you feel like his henchman might have these. Probably autonomous ones, come to think of it.

Of course the entire All Mountain idea is a bit daft, though that's a huge part of the appeal. This is not a worthy, virtuous concept, it's a cool concept made because it boosts GMC's tough guy image. And, hopefully, it might make a few people smile at the same time. This particular truck is staying on display in Vail, Colorado, while a similar Sierra All Mountain concept - based on the Sierra 2500HD All Terrain X - will be at the LA show. Because why not?

 

 

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cib24

Original Poster:

641 posts

86 months

Thursday 23rd November 2017
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Yes, perfect for a car show. Would totally love to try that thing out!

Robmarriott

1,110 posts

91 months

Thursday 23rd November 2017
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Nope.

soad

29,056 posts

109 months

Thursday 23rd November 2017
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Mammasaid

916 posts

30 months

Thursday 23rd November 2017
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soad said:
Yes, a long time ago.......


SlimJim16v

1,769 posts

76 months

Thursday 23rd November 2017
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You can buy the tracks and fit them to anything, provided it has enough clearance.

There was a TV programme recently where they were fitted to, I think, a Bentley.

Looks good though.
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Shakermaker

6,926 posts

33 months

Thursday 23rd November 2017
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Very cool.

I saw a Land Rover with a set of tracks fitted at Gaydon about 10 years ago, so I know it isn't a new idea, but it is still stupidly cool.

JayH888

262 posts

84 months

Thursday 23rd November 2017
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This one is parked half way up Whistler mountain in Canada.

avenger286

318 posts

36 months

Thursday 23rd November 2017
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Mammasaid said:
Yes, a long time ago.......

Lixtol have had a Landrover there for as long as I can remember on tracks. There is also a program on discovery called diesel brothers who have made some for customers.

unsprung

2,395 posts

57 months

Friday 24th November 2017
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SlimJim16v said:
You can buy the tracks and fit them to anything, provided it has enough clearance.
That is the key insight.

Tracked vehicles are not new; what's new (ish) is that the Mattracks product allows quick conversion of any suitable vehicle. It's a universal bolt-on, permanent or temporary.

The author is on the mark with his appeal to the inner child. From the Mattracks website:

Mattracks is the result of the imagination of our founder's 11 year old son. After drawing a picture of a large truck with tracks instead of tires, he asked his dad, "Could we make something like this?"

hehe

And, yes, the son is named Matt. Video here.

If I may... The company is located in the state of Minnesota (and not Michigan, which is two states over).






Edited by unsprung on Saturday 25th November 20:42

matthias73

2,709 posts

83 months

Friday 24th November 2017
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JayH888 said:


This one is parked half way up Whistler mountain in Canada.
I was just thinking how fun it'd be in Whistler. Are you there now?

Cold

4,983 posts

23 months

Friday 24th November 2017
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matthias73 said:
JayH888 said:


This one is parked half way up Whistler mountain in Canada.
I was just thinking how fun it'd be in Whistler. Are you there now?
What's all that green stuff on the ground?

Europa1

6,883 posts

121 months

Friday 24th November 2017
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SlimJim16v said:
You can buy the tracks and fit them to anything, provided it has enough clearance.

There was a TV programme recently where they were fitted to, I think, a Bentley.

Looks good though.
It was an Audi A8 on Supercar Megabuild.

I am so ashamed I knew that; I'm going to go away and think about what I've done.