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The Gurkha is The New G-Wagon

The Gurkha in Fast Five

The Gurkha in Fast Five

For the ten plus years the G-Wagon has had not only an iconic look here in the US, it also commanded a unique respect for its miliatry looks and implied safety. Many celebrities drive it and many hi-profile execs and government officials are even rumored to have bullet proof versions built out by TAC in Texas.

But looking at the recent news of Kanye West and Kim Kardashian buying two Gurkha Trucks, and most recently, J.R. Smith of the New York Knicks was spotted riding in one, I’d say the G-Wagon is out and the Gurkha is in.

Now before you go looking around to learn all about the Gurkha, let me tell you this really isn’t something new.  The Gurkha is built by the Canadian company Terradyne Armored Vehicles Inc.  They currently build three version of the vehicle and each is built on top of the Ford F550 chassis.  If you are wandering where you might have seen this before, you might be recognizing the Gurkha from Fast Five.

Oh, and did I mention that Marc Ecko has actually been driving one of these since 2010 and that we’ve recently seen Meek Mill riding like a hooligan on the side of one as well.  No word who owns the one Meek Mill is pictured with.

Mark Ecko’s Gurkha
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Meek Mill hanging off the side of a Gurkha
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Marc Ecko’s Extreme Urban Assualt Vehicle – The Gurkha [Video]

Marc Ecko's Gurkha Parked in a alleyIf you thought the H1 or the International CXT were big wait till you see the Gurkha.  The Gurkha was first introduced in 2008 at the SEMA show but wasn’t on my radar until hearing a little rumor that the Gurkha will be playing a large role in the upcoming Fast and Furious movie.  When I heard that I did a little looking around and found out that apparently Marc Ecko is already a owner of a personalized Gurkha and pilots this thing around on a regular basis.  How about that for a tough celebrity ride?

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