The Avtoros Shaman 8x8 Is a Perfectly Reasonable Tank

I meant to write truck. A reasonable truck.

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Okay. Let's start with the cons. It's true that the Russian-made Avtoros Shaman 8x8 is kind of large for the city. And no matter how easy they make parking, those huge tires will be costly too. And so will the fuel economy of nine mpg. Then again, if you're ready to spend a minimum of $210,000 on your preferred eight-wheeler, those shouldn't be factors. Especially knowing what's on the side.

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It's amphibious! That can come handy if you own a large swamp, or half of Siberia. Then, there's the engine. It's a three-liter Iveco diesel. A trusty, proven Italian design. And yes, a top speed of 44 mph is plenty enough when you seven, or even more friends with you, peeking through the escape hatch while you conquer the wilderness.

Last but not least, the towing capacity. Over 31,000 lbs. That's a lot of lumber.

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