Forget Four-Wheel Drive, the 'Funter' Gives You Four-Wheel Steering

Just watch this thing in action.
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Photo: PIMOT via YouTube

Photo: PIMOT via YouTube

Regular off-roaders from Jeep, Land Rover and Mercedes have amazing technology to maximize traction, like four-wheel drive and locking differentials, but an engineering group from Poland wants even better maneuverability, so they developed the Funter, a burly 4x4 that includes four-wheel steering to let it whip around obstacles.

With this steering system, the Funter can point all four wheels and crab sideways, or point the fronts and rears in opposite directions for a minuscule turning circle. If the engineers who built the Funter don't find interest among off-roaders, city-dwellers will surely appreciate its ease of parking.

Photo: PIMOT via YouTube

Photo: PIMOT via YouTube

h/t: Road and Track