This crazy Russian truck-thing is cute and unstoppable
This Russian ATV is called the Sherpa. It's powered by a four-cylinder Kubota diesel engine and has a five-speed manual transmission. It'll do about 4 mph in water (freezing or otherwise) and can hit a max of 28 on land. The tires are a little over five feet tall and can handle obstacles about 27 inches high, according to the manufacturer.
Other neat details: The windshield folds up and out of the way for open-frigid-air motoring. The wheels are braked independently side to side, so it can make pivot turns on either front tire. Sherpa makes them with a standard pickup bed and collapsible awning, or with the hard wagon body you see here. Plus, Cyrillic words we can't read! And, with the wheels set wider up front, it almost reminds us of the Pontiac Grand Prix GXP's super-wide-track stance. Almost.
Want one? The base model is listed at $65,000. You just have to figure out how to get it here, but luckily it's just a short whatever-this-thing-is ride across the Bering Strait.
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