Sherp: The Peertless Russian Amphibian ATV

  • Sherp is a magnificent automotive beast that was designed to conquer virtually any type of terrain from rocks to swamps.
  • The Russian ATV can overcome 27.5-high obstacles and can go on water at up to 3.7 mph.

It all started out with a really cool amphibian ATV concept by a Russian expert called Aleksei Garagashian. Based on his work, a team of automotive enthusiasts came together to create the outstanding Tonka-style vehicle that you see here. It is called Sherp and it is a fitting candidate for the title of best ATV in the world.

Sherp Amphibian ATV Concept

Amphibian ATV Concept
Best ATV in the World, Sherp

Sherp appears to be unstoppable, being able to not only conquer 27.5-inch (70 cm) high obstacles, but also to swim in ice water. A prime role in this is played by the enormous patented self-inflating tires, while power comes from a Kubota four-pot 1.5-liter turbodiesel engine coupled with a 5-speed transmission. The 44-horsepower engine can push the ATV to 28 mph (45 km/h) on land and 3.7 mph (6 km/h) on water.

With remarkably lightweight bodywork, Sherp weighs only 2,866 pounds (1,300 kg), which helps it swiftly move across various rough surfaces. The soft-top cabin at the rear can be used for sleeping, which makes this an ideal vehicle for long cross-country explorations. The standard version is priced at around $70,000, but there are a few extra options available too (such as additional fuel tanks in the wheels) for an extra $5,500 or so.

Front View Sherp

Russian Amphibian ATV Concept, Interior
Russian Amphibian ATV Concept
Russian Amphibian ATV Sherp Back View
Sherp ATV, Soft-Top Cabin

By : - 25 Feb 2016