SHERP ATV makes your SUV seem as useful as a glass football (video)

February 10, 2016

Time to face facts; your SUV sucks and it will never be as awesome as the Vodka-slurping, bear-riding SHERP ATV from Russia.


Pulverising obstacles up to 70cm tall, and able to scale icy creeks, the SHERP ATV is the brainchild of Alexei Garagashyan. It is 3.4 metres long, 2.3 metres tall, and the majority of those dimensions are occupied by giant, self-inflating tyres.

Weighing in at a perfectly reasonable 1300kg, it is powered by a Kubota 1.5-litre three-cylinder diesel, that you might find in a trolley-tugging tractor at your local Westfield. 33kW propels the ATV to a top speed of 45km/h thanks to very low gearing and an emphasis on rock-hopping.

Check it out in action below. If only proposed changes to import laws included Russia…

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Mitchell was a contributing journalist and features writer at Performance Drive. He has been a passionate petrol-head from a very young age. He is excited by the future of the industry, and considers himself as a bit of a fanatic when it comes to the technical aspects of cars. He is also fascinated by new cars that are popping up in developing markets.