Meet The Sherp: A Russian Real-Life Tonka Toy To Take You Anywhere

One vehicle to get you anywhere is a very broad description, but given that the Sherp can even swim, it describes it accurately.

Alexei Garagashyan created one of the most impressive vehicles we saw in recent years in the form of the Sherp, an ATV which can tackle almost every surface.

This Russian truck has the ability to mount obstacles as tall as 70cm (2.3 feet) thanks to its huge custom self-inflating tires and can even swim with a maximum speed of 6 km/h. It’s pretty light too, weighing just 1300kg (2,866 pounds).

Powered by a four-cylinder 1.5-litre Kubota diesel engine with 44hp, the Sherp can reach a maximum speed of 45km/h (28mph). A skid-steer system allows it to turn in its own length which is 3.4m but also to claim the title of the most fun tank-like vehicle we’ve seen.

As for the price, the two-seater Sherp starts at $65,000 as a pickup with a tent while the hardtop version costs $70,000.

Go ahead, watch the video and try not to want one.

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