This Russian BMW 7-Series Monster Truck Is Built for Guided Off-Road Tours
Tour Bigfoot will let you pilot the giant contraption around the Russian countryside for just a couple hundred bucks.
If you’re in rural Russia with a few thousand Rubles burning a hole in your pocket, Tour Bigfoot will let you pilot this BMW 7-Series monster-car for an afternoon. Called "Valkyrie 766," the rig has all the character of a late-'80s BMW and a cool arctic-camo paint job—not to mention some extremely gaudy bodywork and accessories.
The company says that each of the German's wheels is the size of a car, and while that may be a slight exaggeration, it’s definitely got…presence. The monster-sized BMW has self-locking differentials in the front and rear, a winch, and (of course) four-wheel drive to tackle any terrain. The best part of the whole thing is that there’s a complete E32 7-Series sitting on top. This means that you’ll be coddled by the best leather and all the build quality that a thirty-year-old Bimmer has to offer. This one has been upgraded with front and rear cameras and other gear to handle the modified drivetrain.
Valkyrie roams terrain located southwest of Moscow in an area near the town of Spas-Demensk, which is in the Kaluga Oblast, for those of you interested in Russian geography. Tours include visits to the trench lines from the Great Patriotic War, which took place between 1941 and 1945 as part of the Eastern Front of World War II. If that doesn’t scream “family vacation," the tours also include great views of nature and a mud trail for people that want to do some off-roading.
Tour Bigfoot offers a variety of options to experience the vehicle, ranging from a guest tour to a full-on overnight camping trip in the Valkyrie. The big BMW is driven by a company guide on the guest tour, but the others allow participants to drive themselves. Prices range from roughly $100 to $564, which isn’t all that bad for an overnight camping trip in the world's most adventure-friendly lifted sedan.