The Oshkosh LCV Concept at speed during testing
The TAK-4 suspension system promises a new level of comfort and/or speed in off-road conditions
The Oshkosh LCV Concept runs a diesel-electric hybrid powertrain
Oshkosh competed in all three DARPA Grand Challenge events and although it didn't see win any trophies, it did field one of the more capable vehicles in each event.
It has been an exciting year for hybrid power train development in major racing series, with the teams deciding that KERS will return to Formula One in 2011, the growing success of the Porsche 911 GT3 R Hybrid in the Intercontinental Le Mans Cup and now the news that Oshkosh Corporation will be fielding a 400 bhp hybrid diesel-electric Light Concept Vehicle in the Baja 1000 desert race which begins later this week in Mexico. Perhaps even more interesting than the hybrid powertrain is its TAK-4 suspension which offers 20 inches of independent wheel travel.
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