Russians Invented First Amphibious ATV For Passenger Transport
|   Tuesday, June 06, 2017
If you like off-road adventures, we are sure that this new vehicle designed and executed by a Russian company will delight you: Wamah Avtoros Shaman is an 8x8 ATV which can with 12 passengers on board, can float, can roll or climb almost any kind of terrain. Unfortunately, this vehicle cannot be used on the streets only in very harsh off-road conditions.

Shaman is larger than a Chevrolet Suburban 4x4 in all aspects. The Suburban model is 6 meters long, 2 meters wide and 1.
meters tall and the Shaman standing 6.5 meters long, 2.5 meters wide and 2.7 meters tall, is really a great vehicle.

The ground clearance of the Russian model reaches up to 46 cm, while the turning radius is somewhere below 7.5 meters. Since the first and last row of wheels can move in opposite directions, these figures are also helped by the car's ability to drive almost by itself.

Ultimately, however, it's not the size that attracts attention, but the craftsmanship with which this car manages to overcome off-road obstacles. All eight wheels are equipped with low-pressure tires, all are drive wheels, and have independent suspensions.

The vehicle comes with several driving modes, including the "arivist" mode. The latter can follow roads with many turns or tangles, since the first four wheels and the last four turn in opposite directions.

The cross-country Shaman is ideal for fishing or hunting trips. The model has three handling options and each once has its advantages. You can steer with the front wheels only, a move aimed at high speed manoeuvres. Steering with only the back wheels is a good way to handle soft turns. Steering with the side wheels is useful for turning without moving and avoiding hard obstacles. The driver can choose the optimum way of handling the vehicle relative to the environment, as well as the specific road challenges.

The Shaman's underside is made of foam and takes the form of a boat, so it can keep water outside. The manufacturer chose not to risk and equipped the car with high-performance pumps that can remove 200 liters of water per minute if it gets inside the model.

In the standard configuration, Shaman can reach 70 km / h on land and over 2 km / h on water, but equipped with a propeller, that goes up to nearly 7 km / h.
The car makes itself noticed, this time not in a favorable manner, in terms of fuel consumption: the 146 horsepower Iveco diesel engine consumes about 30 liters per 100 km. Because of this, with a 260-liter tank, Shaman has a maximum 1,000 km range between re-fuelling.

Wamah Avtoros Shaman can be configured with seats for 9 to 12 passengers, plus the driver, but in the "hunting" configuration it can fit four-person beds.
The basic price of a Shaman ATV is 200,000 dollars. To these, you add 5,200 dollars to the propeller required for speed on water, and if you select all of the vehicle's options, the price can reach about 240,000 dollars.

If you like this model, we also have bad news: the car is on sale at this time only in Russia. However, since it cannot be driven on public roads, there is the possibility to buy this vehicle and eventually pay for its transportation in any part of the world.
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