The new 2014 Polaris RZR XP1000 is the most powerful and advanced UTV to hit the market yet. With the launch of this machine, Polaris has completely reset the performance bar, and there is no better combination of fun and performance, especially for the price. We wanted to build on that platform and show the world how incredible the XP1000 is so we created XP1K.
UTVUnderground.com and Mad Media tapped our friend, championship UTV and Pro-Lite racer RJ Anderson to pilot our 2014 Polaris RZR XP1K machines, and together we put down a dream list of stunts and tricks that we could stitch together into a single, over-the-top video.
We assembled an off-road dream team to build two RZR XP1K UTVs, so that we could attempt the most fantastic and challenging UTV stunts ever filmed. Our RZR XP1K machines started out as bone stock 2014 Polaris RZR XP 1000s and were built into race ready vehicles with the help of suspension master Randy Anderson (Walker Evans Racing), UTV racecar builder and racer Mark Holz (HOLZ Racing Products), engine and drivetrain guru Kevin Kroyer, (Kroyer Racing Engines), and Polaris RZR turbo expert MCX-USA Turbos. We also got a ton of support from the technicians at Polaris who were instrumental in helping us breathe life into these cars.
The location we picked for XP1K is called Eagle Mountain. Its an abandoned iron mine just East of Palm Springs, California that has been used in several TV commercials and movies. Our video doesnt feature futuristic killing machines (Terminator), but it was the perfect off-road playground to showcase RJ Andersons aggressive driving skills, car control, and the power and durability of the new RZR XP1000.
The goal of this project was simple. We wanted to share our love of UTVs with the world.