This mean machine can go off-roading on fast forward without breaking a sweat

When it comes to extreme off-roading, as in pedal-to-the-metal off-roading, there are a couple of companies that manage to delight with their products, as well as some newcomers that are willing to bet on electricity to power their off-road beasts. One such company is Nikola, which has already developed the NZT buggy and its Rambo-like cousin, the Reckless OHV. Today, however, we brought you here to tell you more about the 2020 Polaris RZR Pro XP. This, too, promises to abuse off-road courses and deliver high surges of adrenaline, so let’s check it out.

Polaris RZR Pro XP Design

If we are to take Polaris’ enthusiastic marketing language for the RZR Pro XP, we’re looking at the most…everything side-by-side off-roader ever made. Sure, in its defense, Polaris is known for making badass off-road toys, so let’s say they’ve earned the right to brag. In case of the RZR Pro XP, you’re looking at a machine that’s been redesigned from the ground up. Its heart - a 181-horsepower ProStar gasoline engine - is tuned to give its best performance in the 20-50 mph speed range.

Moreover, the RZR Pro XP sits on Fox 2.5 Podium live-valve shocks that adjust according to the surfaces you’re driving on.

Polaris also says that the new wheelbase (96 inches, 6 inches longer than the previous generation) comes with “better agility, including improvements in off-tracking, ramp over angle, and turning radius” without giving any sort of figures to support that statement.

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Polaris RZR Pro XP Engine & Drivetrain
Engine twin-cylinder, turbocharged
Engine cooling liquid
Engine displacement 925 cc
Engine power 181 hp
Drivetrain on-demand AWD/2WD
Transmission automatic, PVT (P/R/N/L/H)

We’re told, however, that the 2020 Polaris RZR Pro XP uses aluminum-cast wheels shod in Maxxis Carnivore tires while the driver-centric cockpit accommodates the passengers in a pair of bolstered bucket seats (four-way adjustable) fitted with retractable Click-6 six-point safety harnesses.

Not only that, but Polaris pulled off a neat trick and managed to offer a flat-bottom steering wheel that extends out, so you can find the perfect driving position regardless of your size. And yeah, the new Polaris RZR Pro XP looks like it came from a Predator movie thanks in part to the V-shaped LED headlights and overly-aggressive front grille that renders any Lexus’ front end obsolete. Heck, the RZR Pro XP even comes with a Rockford Fosgate audio system, although we can’t quite imagine who will have the time to sing along after mud starts splashing everywhere. Unless you plan to take the RZR for a ride on long, paved city boulevards - which is blasphemy, but hey, we’re not judging.

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Polaris will be offering the RZR Pro XP in three guises.

These are RZR Pro XP, RZR Pro XP Premium, and RZR Pro XP Ultimate. RZR Pro XP starts at $22,999, Premium kicks off at $24,499, while Ultimate requires $28,499.

Moreover, Polaris has 75+ accessories in store for the 2020 RZR Pro XP, so one thing’s for sure: configuring one and fitting it with whatever crosses your mind should keep you busy and entertained, provided you can also come up with the cash.

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Polaris RZR Pro XP Dimensions
Bed box size 26 in x 17.7 in x 11.5 in (66 cm x 45 cm x 29.2 cm)
Dry weight 1,749 lb (795.1 kg)
Rear box capacity 300 lb (136.1 kg)
Fuel capacity 12 gal (45.4 l)
Ground clearance 14.5 in (36.8 cm)
Overall vehicle size 126.1 in x 64 in x 71.7 in (320 cm x 163 cm x 182 cm)
Payload 740 lb (336 kg)
Wheelbase 96 in (244 cm)
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