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‘Apocalypse Car’: Russia Unveils Badass Go-Anywhere Off-Roader (VIDEO)

© Photo : Youtube/Alex RudoiRussian Off-Roader Sherp
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A buoyant off-roader with huge self-inflating tires, designed by St. Petersburg-based mechanic Alexei Garagashyan, has created a big buzz in Western media, the Defense Ministry’s Zvezda TV reported.

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Already dubbed as “an ideal vehicle for the apocalypse,” the Sherp stubbornly refused to flip over no matter how hard its makers tried by driving it up steep hillsides, into a marsh or speeding across the bumpy tundra.

The Sherp’s greatest strength is that it’s virtually unsinkable thanks to its huge self-inflating tires, each a whopping 1.6 meters across, filled with 800 liters of exhaust gases, and a unique tread, which ensures a very comfortable 6 kilometers per hour in floating mode.

Placed on solid ground, this go-anywhere vehicle, a mix between a truck and an all-terrain vehicle, can move at speeds of up to 50 km/h with its pneumatic undercarriage ensuring a smooth ride even over logs and rocks.

“Our primary goal was to ensure maximum cross-country capability. I believe that this is where this machine is second to none,” Alexei Garagashyan said.

The Sherp ATV is the prototype of mass-production off-roaders with hipper cabins and other user-friendly bells and whistles.

Russian ATVs have made a big splash with Britain’s most popular auto show naming them the very best money can buy.

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