It's the most extreme pick-up ever sold in the UK.

When Top Gear planned a drive to the North Pole, it called Arctic Trucks. The Iceland-based company specialises in building trucks and SUVs capable of extreme off-roading, on ice, in temperatures well below freezing.

Arctic Trucks usually builds custom one-offs, but is now collaborating with Isuzu to build an extreme series-production truck for the UK. And it looks pretty awesome.

The Isuzu D-MAX Arctic Trucks AT35 comes with a host of running gear upgrades. The most obvious of which are those enormous, 35-inch tires, wrapped around 17x10-inch alloy wheels. The tires are Nokian Rotiiva ATs, developed specifically for extreme off-roading, yet still usable on the road.  

Fox Performance Series dampers can soak up anything and lift the suspension a little. The tires add more height, up to 5-inches more than a standard D-MAX. Consequently, approach, departure, and break-over angles are dramatically improved, too.

Huge fender flares cover the tires, while chrome trim, LED rear lights, a load bed liner and Arctic Trucks-branded tow hook covers are added. Double Cab and Extended Cab bodies are available, the latter with rear-hinged rear doors.

Other equipment includes climate control, leather upholstery and a six-speaker stereo. Power comes from a 2.5-liter turbo diesel making 163 horsepower and 295 pound-feet of torque. The D-MAX's payload is rated at 2,200 pounds, with a towing capacity of 7,700 lbs, in both cases the maximum allowed in the UK.

The D-MAX is, incidentally, the best-selling truck in Iceland, and c has proven to be an effective rally car

Prices for the D-MAX Arctic Trucks AT35 start at £30,999 ($40,848).

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