Domestic cross-country bus named “SHAMAN”

Domestic all-terrain vehicle “SHAMAN” surprises foreigners

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“This giant, say about the Germans, it seems cannot be stopped by anything. Eight huge low-pressure tyres able to hold Avtoros Shaman (in Russian this vehicle call AVTOROS Shaman) through any terrain. If necessary, he can even swim across the pond or even river!” The Germans certainly didn’t expect from a car. When saw it for the first time – simply not believe what was happening!

Photos and videos taken from the site avtoros.info

 

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Avoros Shaman 8X8 is huge, he doesn’t even fit in the Parking lot

 

Big and powerful is well-rooted working formula for American SUVs and pickups. But even lawmakers megalomania in the automotive environment, with downcast look away to the side, because the background of the national “Shaman,” they look like toys. “Nashenskie” mega-SUV wheels alone are more than twice than any “normal” car, what can we say about the size and unrealistic abilities. As said, the Germans, the truth about another outstanding vehicle from Russia, “Sherp”: “This SUV can go anywhere but the roads.” Well, about eight-wheel all-terrain vehicle something like that, too, can say, is making amendment on the roads he moves is also quite good, at speeds up to 70 km/h.

 

Well, looking at how it creeps over the marshes, fields and forests (not paying attention to her the size of Gulliver, he effortlessly copes with difficult terrain and steep turns, this giant is one secret), one gets a strong sense that we do not look at the real car and the virtual prototype on a personal computer. Just could not keep THIS:

 

Video taken from YouTube channel AVTOROS

 

The length is perfect vehicle for travel is 6.3 meters. Width, my compliments – 2.5 m, height up to 2.7 meters. During the rut 1.950 mm, clearance 45 cm! Moreover, the additional throughput this unique vehicle is given due to the absence on the bottom of any protrusions. The bottom is completely smooth, at least the parts which would be caught on the ground:

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Due to the huge tires Avtoros Shaman 8X8 is also able to swim

The trick is that all the mechanisms are hidden between the massive spars of the frame – like so:

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And external tanks and tool boxes fixed on the center of the vehicle, so to speak above the waterline to not suffer weight. This is very important when considering the incredible angles that can climb this eight-wheel monster (to 45 degrees) and roll to 47 degrees (the so-called tipping angle).

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Plus, the weight must be perfectly distributed because of the capabilities of the car to move on the water surface. This, incidentally, has become available due to massive large low-pressure tyres. Eight tires are able to keep afloat the car with a curb weight of 4.8 tons.

 

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If you dwell on the maximum capacity, it is up to 1.5 tons

 

The speed with which can move the car with the wheel formula 8×8 up to 70 km/h on land and 7 km/h on the water. The minimum speed at which is able to move the vehicle 2 km/h, and this is an extremely important parameter. This “creeping transfer” is truly capable of performing miracles on the roads (that’s how the system works on Mercedes Unimog “Creeping transfer” on Mercedes Unimog, explanation).

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And it is available through pathvalley two-stage transfer case with locking differential and plug 1 and 2 bridges. This is stated on the manufacturer’s website: avtoros.info

 

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The vehicle is intended for transportation of people and materials anywhere. Even to the North pole

Despite the large size and impressive capacity 1+8 persons, or 1.5 tons of cargo in the front part there is only one place for the driver. Like the captain at the helm he sits at the controls alone. Large Windows let in, apparently, an excellent overview.

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It will not be quick

For an acceptable speed of movement on open ground is enough 146-horsepower 3.0-liter turbodiesel Iveco F1C. This power unit was chosen. It is quite a slow speed and allows you to quickly reach maximum torque of 350 Nm. Extremely important on peresechenke option.

 

Thus, under load the car does not suffer from a lack of appetite. 25L/100 km is quite real that in the absence of roads is quite acceptable result. 260 liters of diesel is enough for more than 1000 km of presecence.

 

The car was agile and took place on the minimum radius, all wheels are made manageable. When driving on normal roads available in control mode only the front pair:

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All eight wheels are controlled

Besides, there are so-called “crab”, then the front and rear wheels turn in the opposite direction, reducing the maximum radius. The car is literally able to go sideways:

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Mode “crab” is enabled

According to the manufacturer, you do not need any special skills for driving a van. Avtoros Shaman 8X8 is not built for the city, and for the Russian tundra. It needs to move back where eyes look, and the water, mud or dirt must not stop him.

 

In the past engineers tried to move forward with chains and sometimes very fanciful designs. Meanwhile, a huge low-pressure tyres proved to be the best system. They distribute the pressure over a large area and prevent dripping. This is the main reason why the 4.8-ton vehicle has four pairs of axes.

 

Prices for Russian SUV production starting from 180 000 euros. In rubles, something I do not want to translate…

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Inside is comfortable rather than luxurious

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Here – sailing!

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Space for passengers. Tolls all paid?!

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The stairs are useful for input and output. Clearance makes itself felt

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The driver sits very comfortable

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The largest ATV from RUSSIA

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Marching variant with benches for hunters or troopers

Yes! This surprised not only German, but also Russian!