It it billed as the ultimate survival machine – and the vehicle you’d want in the event of an apocalypse.
The Sherp ATV comes complete with giant self inflating tyres, which allow it to drive almost anywhere – albeit only at a maximum speed of 25pmh.
‘This trouble-free machine repeatedly gets us to areas where no man has gone before,’ the Russian firm behind the $65,000 machine claims.
‘It floats perfectly, can easily pass marshes and deep snow and is able to move out of the water onto the ice,’ the firm says.
‘We more than once travelled to the places where no man has stepped before on this trouble-free vehicle.
‘We have seen the pristine nature of the taiga and tundra, Ugra swamps and mountains of the Kola Peninsula. And everywhere SHERP made us feel strong and safe .’
The Sherp ATV is the brain child of Alexei Garagashyan, a mechanic in Saint Petersburg, who has had an interest in unconventional solutions in traditional SUVs, such as building race cars, reports Auto Motor und Sport.
Previous to this mini monster, Garagashyan designed a buoyant off-roader, which led to the idea of motorizing four wheels.
The entire idea of Sherp is focused around four huge low-pressure tires, which are the most noticeable attributes of the vehicle.
It measures 11 feet long and can climb over obstacles as tall as 27.5 inches.
On land, the massive wheels move like tank treads in that, they lock up or slow up one side to turn.
The cab seats two people, who use levers to steer and accelerate and slow the machine down.
An indestructible diesel 15.3 gallon 44 horsepower engine from Kubota, a Japanese manufacture, is used to power 2,866 pound vehicle that tops out at 27.9 mph on
land and 3.7 mph in water.
In 2010, Garagashyan created Cheburator, a makeshift board rotary jeep with a frame of welded pipes that topped out at 24 mph, which spurred the idea for Sherp.
It has the ability to drive over the ice, break it and jump in and out to keep moving and it only costs $20,000.
The company Sherpa began in 2012, to test Garagashyanom’s first prototype.
‘Our goal was to show the world the car, which has no equal on the terrain,’ according to the Sherpa website.
‘And only in 2015, having three years of improvements, changes and choosing the best technical solutions, materials and components we launched Sherpa-terrain vehicle into mass production.’