Italian vehicle customizer Aznom is one of those few automotive industry players who cater to that subset of individuals who want to make their exclusive cars even more exclusive.
Last November, the company unveiled its latest creation: the Aznom Palladium. One of the strangest creations we’ve seen in recent history, it’s a heady mix between a pickup truck, an SUV, and a sedan. It’s based on the Ram 1500 and packs a 5.7-liter V8 that’s mated to an eight-speed automatic transmission and four-wheel drive.
With a total output of 710 PS (700 HP / 522 kW) and 950 Nm (701 lb-ft) of torque, the Palladium needs 4.5 seconds to sprint from 0 to 100 km/h (0-62 mph) and reaches a limited top speed of 210 km/h (130 mph).
Now, we’re told that, with the introduction of this Palladium, there comes a need for dependable security. Because, of course, driving a Palladium is similar to driving a car dressed in priceless jewelry. Aznom states that something so precious should “never be left alone.”
This is why the Italian auto-customizer-turned-manufacturer has partnered with MGH Systems Italia, an IoT (Internet of Things) company dedicated to innovative solutions that support the automotive sector, specializing in distance monitoring solutions.
The agreement between the two companies will feature their hyper luxury vehicles embedded with a new version of the Wheeliot device, an IoT platform that can constantly monitor all of the car’s information. This platform will enable Palladium owners to effortlessly pull up information about their cars on their smartphones or laptops. On the flip side, Aznom, too, will constantly be fed information about your car through this platform, helping you to carry out any maintenance issues on due time.
Security and information gathering isn’t what Wheeliot is limited to. It will also allow remote access to users who can control their cars’ specific systems, such as air conditioning and the onboard refrigerator. Wheeliot will also store all car records, saving them as a ‘certified autobiography’ that can be helpful if re-sold.
Granted, none of this sounds too dissimilar to what many other car manufacturers already include in their connected packages and dedicated apps. Still, if we ever get out hands on one of the 10 Palladiums produced, we’ll let you know exactly what’s different.