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Viking 29031 is the Russian answer to the Land Rover

Off-roaders come in all shapes and sizes these days, ranging from a tiny Suzuki Jimny to a Hummer. Somewhere in between is the mighty Viking 29031.

The Viking 29031 is built by a company called Aton Impulse for Russia, a country where it can get so cold your eyelids freeze. So you can understand why it has absolutely massive chunky tyres, rugged looks and a ridiculous amount of ground clearance.

Not only that, this Viking warrior has self-inflating tyres and space for up to 850kg of cargo or seven people, making it usable as a rescue or law enforcement vehicle.

Did we mention it is also amphibious? Yes, this 4×4 behemoth can wade into water, with water-jet propulsion able to power it along in rivers or the sea at 12km/h. Put that in your exhaust pipe and smoke it, Land Rover.

Two engines are available, a ZMZ 51432-10TD1 diesel that creates 110PS and 270Nm of torque and a Ford DW10 that offers between 136 and 163PS and 320 to 320Nm, depending on how much you want to spend. Both come with a six-speed automatic gearbox and have a top speed of 80km/h.

The optional extras list reads like a yearly shopping list. You can spec a hammock sleeper, search and rescue equipment, adjustable clearance, sunroof, Thorsen differential lock and external lighting to name a few things.

We’ll let you know much the Viking 29013 is when Aton Impulse gets back to us. In the meantime, check out the beast in action in the following YouTube video.

Update: Added in new video after original was removed from YouTube.

Aton Pulse Viking 29031 test drive

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