“Professional Driver. One-Of-A-Kind Heavily Modified Vehicle. Do Not Attempt. You Could Die.”
Wow, that’s one intense opening line of the description to UTVUnderground.com’s YouTube video. Find out why they felt they needed to write it by watching the video below:
UTVUnderground.com’s video, entitled ‘XP1K2’, is a seven-minute onslaught of intense off-road action, set in a massive 600-acre forest near Mt. Baker, Washington. As far as UTV (utility terrain vehicle) videos go, it’s one of the most viral—having almost 3.3 million hits at the time of this writing.
The video stars Off-Road Racing Champ RJ Anderson, driving a custom Holz Racing built Polaris RZR XP 1000 Side-by-Side (SxS), complete with a Polaris ProStar® 1000 Muzzys Performance engine and custom Walker Evans Racing shocks.
For the project, the ‘XP1K2’ crew—including Tony Vanillo and his team of dirt and ramp engineers at the Off-Road Management Group—transformed the remote wooded location into a stunning array of creative obstacles, which included more than 20 natural terrain and man-made works of (terrifying) art. Spoiler alert: During the filming, RJ Anderson reclaimed the world record for a distance jump in a SxS— doing so by clearing a gnarly 100-foot gap!
More than a year of planning went in to the development and execution of the ‘XP1K2’ campaign. It took the build team of 10, more than a month to carve out the heart-stopping playground as multiple obstacles featured hand built ‘ladder trail’ which required two to three days each to weld, cover in wood and secure safely. The Mad Media crew of 40 then spent 14 days on location battling wind, rain, mud and fog to capture each of their incredible imagined obstacles.
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