A company in the U.K. has created the ultimate ride to prom: a “TankLimo”.
TankLimo is two British Army armored personnel carriers welded into a single, lumbering beast of a vehicle, capable of taking five teenage couples to their fancy dress party in relative (for an ex-army vehicle, anyway) comfort. Not only is it legal to own, it’s also street legal to drive in Britain.
The vehicle is based on the British Army’s FV432 armored personnel carrier, which looks similar to and is a contemporary of the U.S. Army’s M113 APC. The FV432 was designed and built by GKN Sankey, with 3,000 vehicles produced between 1963 and the 1980s. Like the M113 the FV432 is considered obsolete for frontline use but is still used by combat service support units operating behind the front line.