Any time a vehicle has “8×8” in its name, it’s letting you know that it’s about to dominate anything and everything in its path. We’re talking cars, trucks, buses, zombie apocalypse hordes. You name it. With that should in mind, it should probably come as no surprise to you, just based on the name alone, that the Avtoros Shaman 8×8 is an absolute BEHEMOTH of epic proportions.
Built by Russian company Avtoros, the four-cylinder diesel engine 8×8 all-terrain vehicle (try saying that 10 times fast), is powered by an Iveco F1C 3-liter turbo diesel, which is capable of churning out a not-too-shabby 146 horsepower through a 6-speed manual gearbox. The Shaman has three different driving styles, allowing the driver to seamlessly switch steering profiles between on-road, off-road, and crab mode, which turns all eight wheels sideways for a crab-walk style ride. It’s also got a top speed of around 50 MPH (80 KM/H).
But, enough talking specs. Let’s see this thing in action. The Avtoros Shaman 8×8 was featured on the TV show Top Gear (the Matt Leblanc version) back in 2018, and I’d say it definitely made a statement.
Whoa. Can you imagine going off-roading in this thing? I mean, technically it’s an ATV, but calling it one would no doubt be selling it short. It’s more like a Jeep mixed with a monster truck mixed with a tank mixed with an amphibious vehicle. That’s right, the Shaman can even navigate on water, through the use of low pressure tires.
There’s no stopping this monster!