Ox: The flat-pack off-road truck which could revolutionize African transport

September 7, 2016

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Gordon Murray spent decades designing F1 cars. Later, he turned his hand to roadgoing supercars as one of the lead designers behind the iconic McLaren F1 and Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren. More recently, he reimagined the city car. While not in production, the T27 is a tiny electric car for one rider—think G-Wiz, but slightly less embarrassing. Now, Murray is trying something rather different again in the form of the Ox, a flat-pack truck that can handle the roughest of terrain, and drive through one metre of water.

And yes, you read that right, the truck comes flat-packed.

Not available in IKEA

The Ox isn’t the sort of thing you pick up in Ikea though. It’s intended for developing countries, primarily those in Africa, where access to reliable, affordable transport is difficult. And while the Ox isn’t not meant the likes of you or I, its design is ingenious.

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Author: Charles Tendell

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