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Tomcar TM2(blue), TM4(black), and a TM5(green).

The Tomcar is a type of commercial off-road utility vehicle.[1]

The Tomcar is made in two and four seat models, and is powered by either unleaded petrol or diesel engines. It uses a CVT transmission system and a chain driven final drive system, giving the vehicles a ground clearance of 38 cm (15").[2]

The Tomcar's chain-driven swingarm system allows the vehicle an above average ground clearance and suspension articulation, and also create "anti-squat" or lift.


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The Tomcar is a specialist military vehicle. The initial model was the two-seater TM2. A four-seater model, known as the TM4, was added to the lineup in order to carry more personnel. A utility version with a larger carrying capacity was also developed, known as the TM5.

It is currently in use by the Israeli military to patrol its borders and carry out various military missions.[3] It is also used by the US Customs and Border Patrol, by the US National Guard,[4] and by the British Army in Afghanistan.[5]

The Tomcar has become available to the public for both commercial and recreational use since 2005.[6]

The Tomcar is produced in Melbourne, Australia by MTM Pty Ltd on licence from Tomcar Australia Pty Ltd.[7][8] Production began in November 2011.[9] The Melbourne Tomcar Australia facility was officially launched on March 8, 2012 by Victorian Minister for Trade, Industry and Export Richard Dalla-Riva.[10]

On November 6, 2013, Tomcar Australia Pty Ltd became the first car manufacturer to accept Bitcoin.[11] In March 2015 Tomcar Australia became the first auto manufacturer in the world to sell a new vehicle using Bitcoin.[12][13]


The Tomcar currently comes in a two-seater version called the TM-2, a four-seater version called the TM-4 and a utility two-seater version called a TM-5.[14]

The Tomcar used to be also available in a one-seater version, known as the TM-1; however, this is now a discontinued model.


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Model: TM-2 (Two-Seater)


  • Length: 2820 mm / 111.5"
  • Width: 1780 mm / 70"
  • Height: 1686 mm / 67"
  • Wheelbase: 2052 mm / 81"
  • Ground clearance: 381 mm / 15"
  • Dry weight: 715 kg / 1573 lbs


  • Lombardini Inline 4-stroke Diesel engine.[1]
  • YH465Q-2E 4-Stroke-water-cooled petrol engine.[1]
  • Kohler LH775S Liquid Cooled petrol engine.[15]


  • Automatic V-belt CVT
  • Heavy-duty, high/low gear box
  • Rear wheel drive
  • Final drive: 2 x dual oil bathed chains
  • Forward - neutral - reverse
  • Differential lock


  • Front: AT 25 x 8 - 12
  • Rear: AT 26 x 12 - 12


  • Front: Double wishbone, heavy-duty 343 mm / 13.5" travel
  • Rear: Trail arm heavy-duty 343mm / 13.5" travel with dual coil over springs, gas/hydraulic shocks[7]


  • Rack-and-pinion, 1.6 turn lock-to-lock


  • Disc Brakes
  • Mechanical hand brake


  • 26 litre / 6.75 gallon safety tank (1 or 2 tanks)


  • 12V 56AH battery
  • 40A alternator and regulator
  • Power socket
  • Halogen headlights, tail lights and brake lights
  • Horn


  • Speedometer
  • Wheels hour meter
  • Voltmeter
  • Fuel gauge
  • Low oil pressure
  • Turn signal
  • High beam light
  • Water temp gauge


  • Adjustable bucket type with head rest,
  • 4-point harness



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