A Leaping Kamaz Dakar Truck Is A Surprisingly Graceful Sight

This mesmerising video shows a Dakar-winning Kamaz truck jumping in the snow from many, many angles...

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The truck class of the Dakar Rally is rather bonkers. The way these monstrous vehicles move seems to be at odds with the laws of physics - something neatly demonstrated by the 2017 Dakar-winning Team Kamaz Master truck seen here, as it pulls off a sizeable jump with Eduard Nikolaev at the wheel. Which we’re shown from many, many angles.

We’re also given a behind-the-scenes look at what the truck’s various hardy components get up to during a jump like this. It’s particularly cool seeing the 30cm of suspension travel at work, with some hefty-looking leaf springs doing their thing.