Avtoros ATV 8x8 Shaman:
When searching for ‘Russian off road extreme vehicles' on youtube, one can get lost in the sheer madness that is Russia. But every once in a while you come across something truly amazing.
The Avtoros 8x8 Shaman is classified as an eight-wheeled all-terrain vehicle. In this case, all-terrain includes land, snow, & water. It climbs over the toughest terrain, glides over the frozen tundra, and yes, it’s amphibious.
All wheels are powered at all times (hence the name 8x8), but even more amazing, each axle has independent steering which creates some interesting maneuverability (see video links below).
On the inside, the driver sits front and center while the passengers sit in seating reminiscent of a jetliner. The interior design looks somewhat like what people thought the future would look like back in the ’80s (in a good way) and the exterior looks menacing to say the least.
The vehicle has gone through many rounds of development over the past decade and it actually started its days as a 6x6 but somewhere along the way someone decided 6 wheels was just not enough.
Check out the videos below for some all-terrain machine porn.
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