Extreme AMPHIBIOUS Russian offroad vehicle: Aton-Impulse VIKING-2992
4x4xAMPHIBIOUS, VIKING combines the best of extreme off-road with internal floatation and water-jet powered amphibious capability.
The ATON IMPULSE VIKING-2992 is a unique special purpose vehicle, ideal for heavy industry, exploration, arctic use, flood-relief, NGOs, rescue and emergency services. VIKING is the only amphibious off-road vehicle in the world to have passed through certification to meet UN/ECE regulations for unrestricted ON-ROAD USE.
VIKING's world-leading amphibious capabilities are based around its purpose-designed flotation construction, centrally mounted engine and powerful water-jet propulsion enable it to ford open water at speeds of up to 15 km/h. The vehicle's wheels may be optionally engaged while in amphibious mode, providing unique ability to cope with shallow water and to transit the challenging littoral zone, where other vehicles commonly become stuck in soft mud.
Off-road, VIKING is overwhelmingly superior to comparable amphibians, with cross-country ability akin to tracked vehicles. High maneuverability, turn-over resistance and endurance provide safety and comfort in remote or hazardous areas.
With a curb weight of only 1.46 tonnes, riding on giant 1300x600x533 tires, VIKING's exceptionally low ground pressure enables it to "float" on soft snow surfaces and avoids damage to sensitive environments. VIKING has independent pneumatic front and rear wheel suspension with adjustable clearance and a tire air-pressure adjustment system operable from the cab while driving the vehicle.
VIKING's is designed for security and endurance rather than high speed, which in any case is hazardous on rough terrain. Top speed on-road is 50 mph at 16.8 mpg; off-road at 11.8 mpg, currently limited by the tires (cost $700 each) speed rating. ATON IMPULSE is bringing out new, higher-speed rated, custom tires, as well as bullet proof tires. More powerful engine models will be fitted in future models.
The VIKING-2992 will for the first time be available for international purchase in late 2012.
For more information check out ATON IMPULSE at http://www.atonimpulse.com
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Ford vairuotojas pavare :D
Vilnius. Šeškinės g. apie 16.00 val. Ford vairuotojas , matyt susinervinės kad praleidžiu pesčiuosius, tiesiog nuskrido per dviguba ištisinė juosta ir dar sudarė pavoju priešpriešiniam transportui. Ir dar išmetimo sistema prasta, smirdalas. Va taip ir gyvename
ADAC-Crashtest: Wildunfälle „saugefährlich"
http://www.focus.de/videos - Mit einem ungewöhnlichen Crashtest VW Golf gegen Wildschweinrotte wirbt der ADAC eindrucksvoll für Vorsicht bei Wildwechseln. Tipp für Autofahrer im Fall der Fälle: Draufhalten, nur bremsen, nicht ausweichen.
true about quattro
translation of this test is here, http://en.hris.com.ua/video/raznoe/test-polnogo-privoda-quattro.html
quattro diagonal test.
This shows how the EDS diffbrake system makes the car move out of this diagonal wheel spin. with only open differentials, one front and one rear wheel would spin, and even if the spinning front wheel got contact with the ground, so that both front wheels had traction, the car would NOT move without EDS, because the torsen center diff cannot transfer any torque if one of the axles loses traction completly, as if one rear wheel is off the ground like in this video, then that would be the only wheel that would spin, all others would stand still. So the EDS uses the brake to brake the spinning rear wheel so the other side that has all the weight also gets some torque and add a overall load to the rear axle, making the torsen transfer equal torque divided by the built-in Torque Bias Ratio (TBR) witch i guess is 1:3 on this car, so the front wheels gets the rear wheel torque divided by 3, witch makes the car move.