The premise here is simple. Take a farm buggy, completely redesign it to haul ass and hit jumps, put a talented driver with balls of steel in the seat and cut him loose in a post-apocalyptic wasteland. Here’s RJ Anderson in XP1K3.

This is the third installment of Mad Media’s extreme off-road stunt videos called “XP1K.” That’s the model of Polaris Side-By-Side (SxS) ATV you’re seeing in action here. This one’s been heavily modified, but they’re pretty impressive little beasts out of the box.

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The other flicks are equally awesome, and you can catch up here if you’ve got a little extra time to kill on the office crapper:

Here’s the first, XP1K:

And XP1K2:

The SxS scene is still young but it’s blowing up like rash on a Harley rider’s buttcheek. These vehicles are even more expensive than a decently modified used Jeep or pickup truck, but the limits of what they’re capable of seem a lot higher.

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As more manufacturers enter the market, competition is only going to get more interesting. We’re going to start seeing a lot more of these at races, dunes and off-road spots for sure. Hurry up and buy one so I can get it off you secondhand in about a decade!

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