SUV manufacturers often highlight the ‘go anywhere’ attitude of their products as a USP (unique selling proposition), but this Russian brand has taken the promise a lot more seriously than others. Russians are considered one of the toughest people in the world, and hence their ATV (All terrain vehicle) will have to be so too. Comes in Sherp ATV, off-road capabilities of which are beyond comparison. It is a whole new level of ATV construction. Sherp can take on any kind of terrain, from loose sand to marshlands to boulder fields and even water. In fact, Sherp’s official website specifies ‘Passable surfaces – any’. And they’re not kidding. The ATV can easily overcome boulders, fallen trees and other obstacles up to 70 cm high. It even floats perfectly, can easily pass marshes and deep snow and is able to move out of the water onto the ice. The Sherp ATV is an all-terrain mini monster equipped with enormous self-inflating tyres and paddle-like treads that propel the machine over obstacles. The idea behind Sherp crops from four huge low-pressure tyres, which are the most noticeable attributes of the vehicle. Sherp comes with water heater, analogue devices and display and halogen headlights.
It is powered by a 1498cc diesel engine that makes 44.3 hp and is paired to a five-speed manual. The vehicle weighs 1300 kg (dry). It is capable of a top speed of 40 kph on land and 6 kph on the water. The Sherp is also capable of hill climb capacity of 35 degrees.
Additional accessories that can be purchased with a Sherp are a car trailer to transport the Sherp, heavy duty LED headlamps, backup battery, rear-view camera, additional fuel canisters in the wheels with a capacity of 58 litres each, a heater and storage units.
The Sherp has a device that instantly drains water from the body of the vehicle when it is submerged in water. The cab seats two people, who use levers to steer, accelerate and slow down.
The mini monster truck is available in two variants. One which has a tent-like roof and no wipers or heater and is at $65,000 and the other ‘Kung’ which has a hardtop and is priced starting $70,000.
The Sherp is meant to be a work vehicle for extreme environments and which is capable of transporting people and their tools to regions which are otherwise difficult to reach.
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