Yet another amphibious Toyota pickup

A group of Russians have converted a Toyota pickup into an amphibious vehicle.

Russian Toyota truck boat
http://fishmonger.ru/

Longtime fans of Top Gear will find the above image of a Toyota pickup truck converted into a boat to be quite familiar.

However, it looks as if these enterprising Russians seem to have improved on Clarkson and company's amphibious truck design with a less ambitious outboard motor and the addition of inflatable pontoons, which allows the truck to float a bit more stably than the Top Gear prototype. An intake snorkel and vertical stack exhaust keep the Toyota's engine from being flooded when entering and exiting the waterway.

Check out the full photo set over on English Russia.

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