We have a ton of updates from this and last week’s Speed UTV livestream. The chassis design is finalized and a prototype of the Speed UTV is in the works. Speed UTV will be offering a completely customizable light bars for Speed UTV. The storage options for the bed of the Speed UTV are here. Robby Gordon also announced that a Speed UTV dealership is coming to Lake Havasu City, AZ by December 2020.

Finalized Chassis

As the team at Speed UTV is finalizing the chassis, and getting ready to go into production in the coming months, there were a few small tweaks to the chassis. Again, in typical Robby Gordon fashion just more i’s getting dotted and t’s getting crossed.


speed UTV chassis original design


speed UTV chassis final design 1

The biggest changes made were to the tubes towards the front of the car, you can see the angles got better, and the chassis of the car is a lot more round.

Upgradeable Brakes Components

The brakes that are used on the Speed UTV are the absolutely biggest brakes that could be fit inside the 15″ wheel, but if you’re planning on running a bigger wheel you’ll be able to relatively easily upgrade your breaks as well.

We haven’t heard yet for sure, but with the wide selection of aftermarket accessories already available, it’s safe to assume that in the future Speed UTV will be selling kits to upgrade to even bigger brakes.

Prototype build is in progress

speed UTV prototype chassis

Building a prototype for the team at Speed UTV is a walk in the park. This is what they live and breathe. In just two days they finished the roll cage, keep in mind in the images you’re seeing are of the unfinished version, but we got to see the finished roll cage on the live stream.

Once in production, the manufacturing facility is going to produce 40 cars, by December the production is going to be ramped up to 80, and the goal for 2021 is to build 120 cars a day.

speed UTV prototype chassis build

Speed UTV Light Bar

speed UTV light bar

The surprises just keep coming, Robby Gordon announced on the Speed UTV live stream that Speed UTV will be manufacturing an LED light bar.

The light bar will come in 3 different sizes, 10″, 20″ and 50″. The 50″ light bar will be capable of producing 50,000 lumens. There will be 7 light bar colors to choose from, 3 different light patterns and 3 different light colors, white, amber or red.

You’ll be able to fully customize where you want the spot and flood lights placed in the Speed UTV Light Bar.

Speed UTV Drivetrain

speed UTV drivetrain

We got to see a completed cad of the drivetrain, the bluetooth axles have been replaced with the actual axles. But along with that we can see everything from the tires, wheels, shocks and sway bars.

RG Edition Graphics

The RG Edition graphics have been finalized for the Speed UTV. Below you can see the El Jefe and El Diablo renders of the cars with finalized RG Edition Graphics.

Speed UTV El Diablo RG Graphics

Speed UTV El Jefe RG Graphics

Speed UTV Doors

The doors on the Speed UTV will open just like in a normal car, the doors in the back are going to swing out towards the back and open to full 90 degrees.

Speed UTV Seats

Speed UTV seat options

There are plenty of seat options to keep everyone comfortable in the Speed UTV right from factory, check the seat options out in our April article. The seats are going to ride on rollers, and when it’s time to remove them Robby explained it’s going to be as simple as you can get, one pin per roller, and the seats come right out.

Speed UTV Bed and Tire Mounting Options

The bed on the Speed UTV is the cherry on an already adrenaline filled cake. Gone are the days of mounting a spare tire on a roof, or in a location where you shift earth’s gravitational pole when you take a corner.

The bed in the Speed is going to be able to support up to a 35″ spare tire.

From factory there will be several mounting options. Pictured below is a 32.5″ spare tire that comes on the Speed UTV. The storage containers can be used as a cooler, or just parts/tools storage.

The smaller containers are roughly 6″ wide by 9″ tall, and 35″ long. The bigger storage container that has a notch in it is roughly 15″ wide in the widest part, 9″ wide in the notch area, 9″ tall and roughly 35″ long.

speed UTV tire mount options on the frame
Speed UTV Spare Tire mounting options.

Questions & Answers

Will you have front bumper options available?

There will be front and rear bumpers available. Speed UTV will do something that fits the body lines of the car. They will be available in the configurator soon.

Will the 300 HP speed key be race legal?

Yes, it’s a production 999CC engine. 

Will there be options for mounted lights on the cage?

Yes, there will be light bar brackets available.

How is the Speed UTV engine development coming along and has it been on the dyno?

Speed UTV is based out of Charolette, NC, which might as well be the engine building capital of the world. There are a number of world renowned engine builders based out of Charolette, as well as Robby has surrounded himself with a great team that’s capable of building a high performance engine that will last.

The engine has been getting dyno time, we’ll get to hear more details on that soon. But the team at Speed UTV is putting the engine through the wringer. Essentially the engine is overbuilt, so that it can be tuned down and bulletproof while still holding 300HP.

Will there be different colors for wheels?

No, there will be aluminum and black to start with, down the road Speed UTV may offer custom wheel colors.

Can you remove the catalytic converter?

Speed UTV does not recommend it. They’ve used an oversized catalytic converter so removing it won’t change your engine’s performance. The catalytic converter on the Speed UTV is also located before the muffler, so if you want to make your Speed UTV sound a bit more mean, the muffler can be changed.

Things You Should Know

  • Speed UTV announced there will be a Speed UTV dealership in Lake Havasu City, AZ ready to sell and maintain Speed UTV’s by Christmas this year.

Speed UTV Discounted Price

  • Pricing has increased on the 4 seat El Jefe Model, you can still pre-order the LE El Jefe for $35,000, price will go up to $37,000 once it’s at the dealers. RG Edition is available for pre-order for $37,000, MSRP is $39,999
  • Pre-order pricing on the 2 seat Baja Bandit and El Diablo LE models is available until July 15th at $30,000 for the LE model, or $32,500 for the RG edition model.

Stay up to date on our Speed UTV News Page, make sure you check out our Speed UTV article with all the details we’ve got. If you’ve got any questions, get a hold of Speed UTV on Facebook and Instagram to have your questions answered.

You can still catch a recording of the livestream below:


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