It would be right to say that Russia’s extremely harsh winter environment, poor road infrastructure, and several other unforgiving factors have immensely contributed to the production of vehicles that amaze our imagination. In addition, the sheer will of Russians to be daring and outstanding give them the necessary impetus to be overly experimental.
The “Shaman” All Terrain Vehicle (ATV) is sure proof that Russians can always get a way of getting around their rough environment. The Shaman ATV was not made to be spectacularly speedy.
However, it has other talents that supersede the need for speed. For example, the Shaman will tow a 12-ton load like a single bail of hay.
It is also able to drive on just about any kind of surface no matter how uncouth it seems including water. The Shaman isn’t there to simply follow the rules and paved roads are just a piece of chocolate.
It has a ground clearance of 450 mm and is use elephant-sized low-pressure tires to do magic on the road. This is a vehicle that measures a whole 6.3-meters in length and 2.5-meters in width.
The powertrain is a 3.0-liter six-cylinder Iveco turbo diesel engine that generates 146 hp. It is mated to a six-speed manual transmission and also comes with a two-speed transfer case.
It will drink about 25 liters of diesel every 100 km. Clearly, this kind of car has the muscle to withstand any kind of bullying. We give it a thumbs up.
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