ATON IMPULSE VIKING 2992
Its massive tyres aside, the Aton Impulse Viking actually looks like a fairly typical 4×4. Unlike the DUKW, for example, the Viking doesn’t look like a boat with wheels. It looks, well, like a pukka off-roader. It’s arguably the bestlooking amphibious vehicle around. But there is a catch: the three-ton Viking is powered by the same little 1.8-litre VAZ engine that powers the Lada Niva. The Russian behemoth is a tad underpowered, then. The engine develops 61kW of power, and provides a top speed of only 60km/h. It can manage around 15km/h on water. On the plus side, though, the tyre pressures can be adjusted on the fly, and the suspension can be raised by an extra 250mm when necessary. Sure, it’s slow and impractical around town, but the Viking is a respectable amphibious 4×4.