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Watch: Russia’s insane $50,000 super-truck can actually swim

In Soviet Russia, truck drives you…so they say.

Russia is pretty big and, as the USA has taught us, big countries need big vehicles.

That’s why we’re not surprised to see Saint Petersburg’s latest offering to the automotive world: a massive two-man ATV called the Sherp.

This thing can drive at 45km/h, climb over objects up to heights of 70cm, and even swims.

Check it out

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The swimming is made possible thanks to the Sherp’s self-inflating 1,600 x 6,00 x 25cm tyres, and helped by its (relatively) lightweight 1,300kg chassis.

However, since the Sherp is just a giant truck that floats, it can only manage a paltry 6km/h on water. Still, better than most monster trucks.

Watch the full video below:

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Unfortunately, the Sherp doesn’t come cheap; if you want one, you’ll need to fork out a massive $50,000, as reported by Jalopnik.

But you’ll have loads of new mates clamouring for your attention, so it might even be worth it.

Tell us what you’d do for one of these ridiculous trucks in the comments below.

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