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Car and Driver: There’s Nowhere This Russian Mini-ATV/Truck/Beast Can’t Go [Video]

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-If you’re driving around off-road in the Russian wilderness, you’re going to encounter all sorts of snow, ice, mud, dirt, logs, grizzly bears, piles of ushankas, discarded military hardware—you name it. So any all-terrain vehicle you wield had better be able to tackle all terrains. And from the looks of it, these little, big-wheeled mini-trucks can do just that, even if they look more adorable than imposing.

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You can see the little buggers in action in Alex Rudoi’s video above. They have large tires with paddle-like tread that provide buoyancy and allow them to putter around in the water. While their traction on ice could be better, they look like hellacious fun.

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This sturdy little vehicle is called the SHERP, and it’s based off a 2010 DIY design from Alexei Garagashyan that used a welded tube frame. On land, the SHERP can reach speeds near 30 mph, and in water they can chug along at just over 3 mph. But perhaps best of all is the price, which according to the SHERP website is only about $50,000 in U.S. dollars. It goes without saying that we want a whole fleet for the office. See more clips of them in action:

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A version of this story originally appeared at Popular Mechanics.

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