What you’re looking at is called the Rezvani Hercules 6x6, a Jeep-based bakkie with three axles and the option of a supercharged 7,0-litre V8 engine boasting a whopping 969 kW.

The California-based firm – which also builds the aptly named Tank – says the Hercules 6x6 will ship standard with a less-extreme 3,6-litre V6 engine, with the option of fitting a 6,4-litre SRT V8 or the aforementioned near-1 000 kW unit.

Rezvani says this brute of a bakkie (described on its website as the “god of all trucks”) can be run in two-, four- or six-wheel drive, while a Fox suspension set-up and “equally capable” tyres further the vehicle’s off-road ability. The company also offers hefty 16-inch brakes, auto-retracting side steps, “purpose-built” front seats and auxiliary lights.

Tick the “Military Edition” box and you score items such as a bulletproof body (and glass), underside explosive protection, a smoke-screen system, military-grade runflat tyres, a thermal night-vision system, “reinforced” suspension, electromagnetic pulse protection, ram bumpers, electrified door handles and magnetic dead bolts.

"The focus of the new Hercules 6x6 was to be athletic in design and stance, have a refined ride and suspension, be the right size to be easily used as a daily driver, have a luxurious interior, and push the envelope in what a six-wheeled truck can be," said Rezvani CEO, Ferris Rezvani.

"The new Hercules 6x6 is easily the toughest and most powerful production truck in the world."