Meet The Monstrous Sherp ATV
Meet this insanely cool ATV it is based on the concept from a man called Aleksei Garagashian, and despite the Tonka-toy looks, is remarkably simple. Under the floor a proprietary Kubota four-pot 1.5-litre turbodiesel provides the motivation – all 44bhp of it – and safe to say it’s not particularly quick, managing just 45km/h on land in the higher ratios of the 5-speed ‘box. Oh, and 6km/h on water, because it also swims. Obviously. It only weight 1,300kg, and the bodywork is essentially a steel tub with some transmission bolted to it.
Huge, self-inflating and patented tyres (1600x600x25) that actually sit proud of the front and rear bodywork mean that the Sherp can mount obstacles of 70cm plus, or possibly do a backflip in the attempt. Breakover angles, as you might have gleaned from the pictures, are pretty radical, and a simple skid-steer system means that it can turn in it’s own length.