Navistar Turtle V

Navistar International displays the Turtle V, the latest in a 26 year-old series of trucks on a quest to build the 'ultimate backroad travel/adventure vehicle.

Built on the Ford F-550 4x4 chassis, the Turtle V is powered by the 1,000,000th Ford PowerStroke Diesel Engine. It has a GVWR of 17,500 pounds. A custom European style camper is being built by UNICAT in Germany.

The Turtle V is expected to be completed by mid-2000. Places under consideration for its first adventure are Mongolia,

Africa, and the Northern Silk Road through Kazakhstan and across the Taklamakan Desert in Northwestern China. In Chinese "Taklamakan" means, "If you go, you won't come back."