The Ford F-450-Based Rhino GX Stops By Jay Leno’s Garage: Video

Sponsored Links

It’s dumbfounding just how much vehicle one is permitted to drive on the street without a Commercial Drivers’ License.

Take, for instance, the 2016 US Specialty Vehicles (USSV) Rhino GX – a mammoth, 9,600-pound sport utility vehicle built on the Ford F-450 chassis. Despite sounding (and looking) like a military vehicle, the Rhino GX is entirely street legal, and one doesn’t need to obtain any sort of clearance from the Pentagon in order to purchase one.

What one does need, however, is plenty of disposable income, as the Ford F-450-based 2016 USSV Rhino GX costs about a quarter-of-a-million dollars.

Sponsored Links

Recently, USSV Client Relations Rep. Ernie Salazar stopped by Jay Leno’s Garage with the Ford F-450-based Rhino GX and the company’s smaller, Jeep-based Rhino XT. Astoundingly, Salazar says that US Specialty Vehicles has already built somewhere around 300 examples of the former model, so look hard (and long) enough on Southern California’s public roads, and you might just catch a glimpse of the 7-foot-2-inch-tall utility vehicle making its way through traffic.

Hear more about it on the latest episode of Jay Leno’s Garage, above.

Sponsored Links
Sponsored Links

Subscribe to Ford Authority
For around-the-clock Ford news coverage


We'll send you one email per day with the latest Ford updates.

It's totally free.

  • Want to see your Ford vehicle or build featured on Ford Authority? We welcome your submissions. See here for details. ×

Written by Aaron Brzozowski

Aaron Brzozowski is a writer and motoring enthusiast from Detroit with an affinity for '80s German steel. He is not active on the Twitter these days, but you may send him a courier pigeon.

Sponsored Links

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

The Ford Focus RS Would Be Better-Served By A Dual-Clutch Transmission: Opinion

Hot Rod Garage Gets Their Ford F-100 ‘Crown Hick’ Bolted Together: Video