Specifications, Where, and How Much?
Although the LAV has a long and heroic history, the latest version is a joint venture between General Motors and General Dynamics and Systems, with most of the technology research and design coming out of the manufacturing facility in London, Ontario, Canada. Over the next seven years, the overall contract could be worth as much as $4 billion and will need to equip six brigade combat teams (up to 2131 vehicles). The basic platform costs about $1 million without the turret, $1.75 million with the turret, and about $4 million with the full electronics and weapons package. The LAV III is currently being built in London, Ontario, Canada; Lima, Ohio; Aniston, Mississippi; and in Switzerland.

General Specifications
Location of final assemblyLondon, Ontario, Canada
Body style4-door, 11-pass
EPA-size classN/A
Drivetrain layoutFront engine, 8WD
Engine type Caterpillar 3126 I-6, cast-iron block, head
Displacement 7.2L
Compression ratio 18.9:1
Fuel induction Direct injection
SAE horsepower, hp @ rpm 350 @ 2800
SAE torque, lb-ft @ rpm 580 @ 1400
Transmission type 6-speed Allison MD3560 P
Rpm @ 60 mph 3200
Axle ratio 2.42:1
Transfer-case model GM Corp.
High-range ratio 0.86:1
Low-range ratio 1.31:1
Recommended fuel Diesel
Wheelbase, in 185.0
Length, in 283.0
Width, in 103.2
Height, in 103.0
Total volume, cu ft 250.0
Ground clearance, in 18.0
Approach & departure angle, deg 40/36
Base curb weight, lb 31,000
Payload capacity, lb 6500
GVWR, lb 38,000
GCWR, lb 50,000
Towing capacity, lb 10,000
Fuel capacity, gal 65
Suspension, f/r 8-wheel independent, hydropneumatic, w/height management
Steering type Power w/ground-driven pump
Turns, lock to lock 3.7
Turning circle, ft 55.8
Brakes, f/r ABS rear 3 axles
Tires 1200 R20 CTIS
Sound level @ 55 mphLoud
Base price $1 million (est)
Options Too many to list
Price as tested $3 million (est)