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Old 27th May 2007, 20:05   #1
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The Tomcar is a type of off-road vehicle / buggy.
The Tomcar was designed originally to bridge the gap between All-terrain vehicles (ATVs), which are very maneuverable but also dangerous (as they do not feature a rollcage or seatbelts) and cannot be driven for long periods and Sport Utility Vehicles (SUVs), which are less adept at off-road work, and more expensive.
The Tomcar’s rigid one-piece steel frame was originally designed and built for the Israel Defence Force, and has grown commercially from within the high performance motor sports community. Different models of The Tomcar come in one, two and four seat models. The Tomcar is powered by a variety of engines (petrol unleaded & diesel), and uses a CVT transmission system, and a chain driven final drive system.
The Tomcar was developed in Israel over the last 15 years, it is currently used by the Israeli military to patrol its borders and carry out various military missions. The Tomcar is now available to the public for both commercial and recreational use.

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It's a glorified dune buggy.
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I have heard a lot of good things about the Tomcar; its simple, robust and quick enough for off-road conditions (about 50kph). A little known fact is that its a two wheel drive and yet manages pretty well on the beaten track.

It has its fans, and a 4x4 is eagerly awaited.
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I say it is a perfect vehicle for the Pune roads in the moonsons, abit it needs some better protection from the eliments.
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i was thinking of designing something in between of this and a rally cart for my summer training at my college workshop. I know it wont be completed in 2 months but i think its high time to do something when you are doing engg
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