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Video: the 4.8-ton Avtoros Shaman on water

The Shaman 8x8 is already a firm TG favourite. Here's its mad skills in action

You should know the Avtoros Shaman. It is the eight-wheel-drive bundle of excellence we drove out in its Russian heartland only last year. Well this is the latest promotional video for it.

It’s a promotional video like no other, with very little of it taking place on the road. That’s because the Shaman belongs off the road, and sometimes even off dry land. If you need a video demonstration of the five-ton Shaman’s ability to float or the insane agility of its eight-wheel-steer system, it’s right here.

There are numerous stats strewn through the video, but unless you’re adept with Russian language and Cyrillic script (the latter is why they spell Shaman as ‘Wamah’), you’ll likely be lost.

But the basics are thus: 176bhp turbodiesel engine, 6.3 metre length, 4.8-ton kerb weight, 50mph top speed, £88,000 price tag. It’s no performance car, then, but as the video above surely proves, it’s perhaps more fun than one…

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