Best of the Best 2013: Speciality Vehicles: Classic Off-Road Vehicle: Icon Dodge D200 Power Wagon
Icon, the Chatsworth, Calif., company that builds vintage-looking off-road vehicles equipped with modern components, has added a $300,000 Dodge D200 Power Wagon to a lineup that includes models derived from Land Cruisers, Jeeps, and Broncos.
For the Power Wagon, Icon begins with a mid-1960s Dodge crew cab, then replaces the underpinnings with a modern Dodge Ram chassis and power train. The first example of the Power Wagon is equipped with a 5.9-liter Cummins turbo-diesel engine that has been modified by Gale Banks Engineering to produce a monstrous 975 ft lbs of torque. The engine is linked to a 6-speed manual transmission. Icon kept the factory 4x4 system intact and upgraded the suspension and rolling stock. The company also overhauled the cabin, adding wool carpeting, supple yet rugged bison-hide upholstery, new air-conditioning, a navigation system, and Bluetooth technology.
Icon, 818.280.3333, www.icon4x4.com