Russia’s SHERP ATV

With Valentine’s Day just behind us, we thought it was time to share some real man toys that would make any enthusiast grin from ear to ear.  Check out this unbelievable Russian made skid steer on steroids called the Sherp ATV.  For slightly under $50,000, buyers can configure this unstoppable machine to their personal preference while literally being able to drive through anything, anywhere. The Sherp ATV weighs 2,866 pounds and comes with a 44 horsepower 1.5 liter Kubota four-cylinder diesel engine linked to a five-speed manual transmission. Specs are as follows – 28 mph on land, or 3.7 mph in water, depending on the wind and it will crawl at up to 9.3 mph in first gear.

Watch it in action here:

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VW’s Diesel Cheating Began With Cost-Cutting: Report

With every passing day this VW scandal seems to be getting bigger so now seemed like a good time as any to take a closer look.

VW Scandal

VW Scandal

And Jalopnik has gone ahead and done us a solid with this article that explains how the whole mess started with VW attempting to cost cut.  I’m no litigation expert but after reading this it appears that things may still get a lot worse before they get better.  It truly is a big f’ing mess that will likely take a few years to sort out.  I do feel sorry for the thousands of workers around the world and all the secondary industry folks who had nothing to do with this but will be severely affected.  I sincerely hope VW puts its best men and women on the case and is able to come out of this a better company in the future.