The "truck class" of the Dakar Rally makes your lifted pickup look like a Power Wheels toy. Here's how the Russians of KAMAZ build and beat-the-hell-out-of the biggest and most bad-ass trucks to ever go off-road racing.

KAMAZ has been cranking out unstoppable heavy-haulers and war machines from their Naberezhnye Cheln factory since 1976. Twenty years later they started winning the Dakar Rally; the ultimate test in off-road endurance. With twelve trophies from that incredible race since 1996, the KAMAZ team is obviously getting something right.

Watch them fling their mighty trucks over sand dunes in practice for next year's Dakar, which is coming up in just a few weeks.

Then take a look inside their massive assembly operation at Naberezhnye Chelny, Tatarstan, Russia and prepare to feel serious garage envy.

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