One of the maddest new cars we’ve seen isn’t actually a car at all. What you’re looking at here, if you can believe it, is a quad bike. And it’s quite possibly the most hilariously terrifying quad bike ever built.
We spotted this lunatic creation at Salon Privé, and it immediately stood out among the fancy Ferraris and Lamborghinis because, well… just look at it. It looks like something that would have been built by Rinspeed in the late-nineties cruising era.
This is the Engler SuperQuad, and it’s been designed to seat two people in a 1+1 configuration. Now, just imagine that for a moment: you’re sitting there in your leathers, gripping onto the handlebars, but there’s no everyday bike engine under your backside.
No, it’s a 5.2-litre V10 from a Lamborghini Huracán – and for extra madness, they’ve strapped a couple of turbos to it. This means it makes 1,100bhp, accelerates from 0-62mph in 2.5s, and goes on to 217mph. On a frickin’ quad bike.
It’s got carbon-ceramic brakes, solid gold badges on the wheel centres, and custom suspension that tilts extravagantly through corners and squats down when you park it. Frankly, it looks like an extremely entertaining way to really hurt yourself. We kinda want one.
Words and photos Dan Bevis