Record Breaking Polar Vehicle

In December 2011, the Polar Expedition Vehicle by Ian Nisbett Design will attempt to smash the Guinness World Record for the fastest Antarctic land crossing- exactly 100 years since the previous record holder’s accomplishment. The PEV also represents a new era in faster, more flexible polar exploration. The bio-fueled vehicle uses half the fuel of similar vehicles and also uses solar panels to further reduce its carbon footprint. Hit the jump to watch this bad boy in action!

Aside from aiming to break the world record of 2 days, 21 hours, and 21 minutes, the PEV is also pushing the limits of technology, and incorporates the latest in real-time GPS satellite communication and navigation, as well as cutting edge survival gear, research materials, and scientific equipment.

Power: supercharged 320 BPH, 4L V6 engine, 44″ wheels, long travel adjustable suspension, 32 gears and custom axles for the toughest terrain.

Safety: crevasse protection bars, anti-slide snow anchors, crush-proof cabin, real-time GPS tracking and intelligent on-board safety system.

Designer: Ian Nisbett Design


  • MDesigns says:

    Good luck and be safe as you go for the record Mr. Nisbett!

  • SUe says:

    do anybody actually care about the environmet these days

  • D says:

    Wasn’t the record already smashed by TopGear?

  • bin79 says:

    Top Gear went to the other side of the world.

    BTW, the exterior photos and the interior render do not belong to the same car. Just pay attention to the doors.

  • Rashard Baker says:

    Is that based off a toyota tundra? It’s a shame that it only seats two people I mean could two people conduct proper research especially in those harsh conditions?

  • scott olney says:

    Congrats on setting the record. I watched the documentary. If you ever plan to go at it again, and want someone to accompany you that WILL commit to the finish, then I’m all in! My grandfather was part of Admiral Byrd’s expedition back in the 1930’s.

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