Arnold Schwarzenegger, 72, drives $100K  Pinzgauer military vehicle

Arnold Schwarzenegger drives new $100K Pinzgauer after FLYING the military vehicle to Germany for an ‘eco engine’ modification days on from meeting with teen climate crusader Greta Thunberg

  • Arnold was seen driving his later motor, a six-wheeled Pinzgauer 718 K high-mobility all-terrain vehicle, for a drive in Brentwood, California, on Sunday
  • The Terminator star, 72, has used S-TEC to modify the vehicle to 180HP/132KW and make it more environmentally friendly 
  • The original cars have a D24T 2.4-litre diesel engine – with older models using 20-30 miles per gallon
  • It is not known what the new specs are but S-TEC’s website claims that they were able to ‘dramatically reduced fuel consumption and environmental impact’ 
  • Arnold travelled to Albersdorf, in Germany, to monitor the progress on the car and take it on test drives, with the actor left ‘thrilled’ by his new vehicle
  • Prices for a Pinzgauer start at $100,000 (£78,089), with the 6×6 718 K (Arnold’s model) being used by the Austrian Armed Forces
  • Earlier this month, Arnold went for a bike ride with teen climate crusader Greta Thunberg with the actor lending the activist his electric car

Arnold Schwarzenegger was seen driving his later motor, a six-wheeled Pinzgauer 718 K high-mobility all-terrain vehicle, for a drive in Brentwood, California, on Sunday just days after meeting with teen climate crusader Greta Thunberg.

The Terminator star, 72, has used S-TEC to modify the vehicle to 180HP/132KW and make it more environmentally friendly as the original cars have a D24T 2.4-litre diesel engine – with older models using 20-30 miles per gallon.  

It is not known what the new specifications are but the official S-TEC website claims that they were able to ‘dramatically reduced the fuel consumption and the environmental impact compared to the original engine’.

Latest: Arnold Schwarzenegger was seen driving his later motor, a six-wheeled Pinzgauer 718 K high-mobility all-terrain vehicle, for a drive in Brentwood, California, on Sunday just days after meeting with teen climate crusader Greta Thunberg

They added that Arnold travelled to Albersdorf, in Germany, to monitor the progress on the car and take it on test drives, with the actor left ‘thrilled’ by his new revamped vehicle. 

Prices for a Pinzgauer start at $100,000 (£78,089), with the 6×6 718 K (Arnold’s model) being used by the Austrian Armed Forces. 

Arnold has a penchant for military vehicles, he has a collection of Humvees, Hummers and in 2016 he famously updated his $1 million Mercedes-Benz G-Class wagon with an electric engine.    

Just days before he was seen in his new Pinzgauer 718 K, Arnold went for a bike ride with teen climate crusader Greta Thunberg with the actor lending the activist his electric car.   

Modified: The Terminator star, 72, has used S-TEC to modify the vehicle to 180HP/132KW and make it more environmentally friendly as the original cars have a D24T 2.4-litre diesel engine – with older models using 20-30 miles per gallon

Climate change: Just days before he was seen in his new Pinzgauer 718 K, Arnold went for a bike ride with teen climate crusader Greta Thunberg with the actor lending the activist his electric car 

The action star and former California Governor posted pictures of their meeting to his Instagram page, showing the pair on cycling tour around Santa Monica and meeting his daughter Christina, 28. 

He wrote: ‘It was fantastic to see my friend and one of my heroes @gretathunberg last week and go on a bike ride around Santa Monica together and I was so pumped to introduce her to my daughter Christina. Keep inspiring, Greta!’ 

In May, Greta opened the 2019 Austrian World Summit of non-profit environmental organisation R20 Regions of Climate Action, set up by vegan Arnie in 2011.

Backed by the United Nations, R20 is a coalition of governments, international organisations and private companies that implement green infrastructure in cities. 

Details: It is not known what the new specifications are but the official S-TEC website claims that they were able to ‘dramatically reduced the fuel consumption and the environmental impact compared to the original engine’

Bike ride: The former California Governor posted pictures of his meeting with Greta to his Instagram page, showing the pair on cycling tour around Santa Monica and meeting his daughter Christina, 28

The actor has also become vegan, in a clip for documentary The Game Changers, he reveals his cholesterol has dropped to 109 and he loves plant-based food.

He adds: ‘Selling the idea that real men eat meat. But you’ve got to understand: that’s marketing. That’s not based on reality.’ 

Arnold, who served as the Governor of California from 2003 to 2011, signed a law in 2006 to help pave the way toward a 54.5-mpg fuel economy standard by 2025.  

In 2018, Arnold claimed President Donald Trump is ‘out of his mind’ for terminating Obama-era fuel emission standards while denying his home state of California the legal right to impose its own regulations. 

He wrote: ‘It was fantastic to see my friend and one of my heroes @gretathunberg last week and go on a bike ride around Santa Monica together and I was so pumped to introduce her to my daughter Christina. Keep inspiring, Greta!’ 

Eco-warrior: In May, Greta opened the 2019 Austrian World Summit of non-profit environmental organisation R20 Regions of Climate Action, set up by vegan Arnie in 2011 (pictured in May) 

‘For 48 years – since one of my heroes, then-governor Ronald Reagan, requested it – California has had a waiver from the federal government to clean our own air,’ the former governor tweeted.

‘If the President thinks he can win this fight, he’s out of his mind.’

Schwarzenegger wrote that he’s ‘sick and tired of these fake conservatives who believe in states’ rights to make their own policies – as long as state policy is to pollute more.

‘I’ve had it with the so-called pro-business conservatives who ignore what actual industry leaders say is best for business.’

Schwarzenegger has been a frequent critic of Trump – and vice versa. 

Feud: In 2018, Arnold claimed President Donald Trump (pictured this month) is ‘out of his mind’ for terminating Obama-era fuel emission standards while denying his home state of California the legal right to impose its own regulations 

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