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Polaris XP1000 Rips Through an Abandoned Iron Mine

Posted in News on August 5, 2013
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Photographers: Mad Media

Mad Media has just released their latest off-road creation and it’s packed with tons of high speed tire-shredding off-road action. XP1K was timed with the release of the the ground breaking 2014 Polaris RZR XP1000 UTV, which made its public debut this week at the Polaris dealer show in Washington D.C.

2014 Polaris RZR XP1000 XP1K jump

Mad Media and teamed up with off-road race champion and factory Polaris Pro UTV racer RJ Anderson to pilot the custom built 2014 Polaris RZR XP1K’s. What ensues is a seven and a half minute blitz of wicked off-road stunts with plenty of jumps, slides and high speed whoops around Eagle Mountain near Desert Center, California.

XP1K Eagle Mountain hole jump

“XP1K features a barrage of over the top stunts and one-the-edge driving, and RJ absolutely hung it all out for this project. We put these cars through hell, and actually built two of them, knowing that we could destroy them on certain stunts. There are dozens of remarkable and dangerous shots in this video that rival anything ever captured on film. “, said XP1K co-director and Mad Media CEO, Matt Martelli.

2014 Polaris RZR XP1000 XP1K rear three quarter

The XP1K vehicles were built by a team of off-road racing experts. Mark Holz of Holz Racing Products received two stock 2014 RZR XP1000’s from and rebuilt them from the ground up. He fabricated each car from scratch and added a laundry list of Holz products for weight reduction and additional strength. Meanwhile Randy Anderson of Walker Evans engineered and installed a custom Walker Evans suspension set-up, normally reserved for off-road race trucks. Additionally, Kevin Kroyer at Kroyer Racing Engines teamed up with MCX Turbos and produced the most powerful UTV engines ever built, specifically for the XP1K vehicles. The 1400-pound UTV pumps out 200 horsepower which is more than enough for it to scoot through the dirt. Since the XP1000’s were going to be thrashed through tough off-road obstacles full of concrete, gravel, rocks and loose dirt, both cars were fitted with custom grooved Falken Wildpeak All Terrain tries to keep them moving through the nastiest terrain imaginable. To finish them off, they were wrapped in a custom Mad Media designed graphics package.

XP1K Eagle Mountain concrete angled disc

Although we tend to lean more towards Fullsize race trucks, there’s no doubt in our mind that blasting through a high speed race course would be just as fun in a fully built Polaris RZR XP1000!

Check out the video of RJ Anderson raising hell in the dirt in the custom built Polaris RZR XP1000!

2014 Polaris RZR XP1000 XP1K
2014 Polaris RZR XP1000 XP1K front
2014 Polaris RZR XP1000 XP1K front caliper
2014 Polaris RZR XP1000 XP1K front suspension
2014 Polaris RZR XP1000 XP1K front three quarter
2014 Polaris RZR XP1000 XP1K hitting the whoops
2014 Polaris RZR XP1000 XP1K rear
2014 Polaris RZR XP1000 XP1K rear suspension
2014 Polaris RZR XP1000 XP1K steering wheel
RJ Anderson 2014 Polaris RZR XP1000 XP1K
XP1K Eagle Mountain
XP1K Eagle Mountain off road course
XP1K Eagle Mountain tunnel


Falken Tire
Fontana, CA 92335
Polaris Industries
Medina, MN 55340

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