Looks like an everyday bus, doesn’t it. But don’t let it’s looks fool you. Torsus, manufacturer of the world’s toughest, heavy-duty off-road buses, have updated their flagship Praetorian with new safety and comfort features, making it capable to conquer the toughest terrains on the planet.
Enhancements include the Webasto air-conditioning unit that helps keep the occupants cool even 60 degrees, whether they are travelling through Australia’s Great Sandy desert or the Sahara in North Africa. Detailed work was carried out to enhance air distribution to individual luggage rack outlets for more airflow volume and increased nominal air conditioning cooling capacity.
To develop the Praetorian’s new lighting system, Torsus partnered with WAŚ – one of the most innovative automotive lighting technology companies in the world. What the Praetorian gets then is the W149 driving lamps, each providing 4100 lumen, which is more than triple the illumination provided by a halogen high beam car light and perfect for driving safely off-road in darkness.
Torsus has equipped the Praetorian with Cello heating panels to keep passengers comfortable in temperatures dipping to -10 degrees. Additionally, there’s a powerful new fire suppression system developed by BlazeCut.
What is the Praetorian?
Designed to tackle the harshest environments ranging from snow-covered mountains to scorching deserts, the Praetorian is a 4×4 off-road bus based on an upgraded, heavy-duty MAN chassis. It is powered by a six-cylinder diesel engine with 286bhp and 1,150Nm of torque, as well as a heavy-duty 4×4 off-road transmission – sufficient for the bus to easily climb a 65 percent incline.