Because Why Not? The Wazuma V8F
Quad bikes and Ferrari road cars aren’t exactly in the same performance realm. The first is quite good in the rough stuff, while the latter we wouldn’t even want to get remotely dusty. But join the two together, sprinkle in a bit of BMW magic, and you have one of the most unique performance experiences around – the Wazuma V8F. Birthed by French bike-builder Lazareth, the V8F features a quad bike layout with a potent 3.0-liter V8 packed underneath. The front wheels are separate , while the back wheels are spaced closely together and attached, sort of like a Can-Am Spyder on steroids. And just to shake things up a bit further, power is sent to the ground through a six-speed sequential gearbox plucked from a BMW M3. RELATED: See More photos of the Lazareth Wazuma V8F
The engine is tuned to produced 250-horsepower, which seems like more than enough oomph to scoot around one passenger, and frankly it is. Zero to 60mph on the 1,433-pound quad takes only 2.8 seconds. Top speed is pegged at around 200 miles per hour, but we’re not about to test the validity of that estimate.
The chassis was lifted from Lazareth’s previous quad bike, the Wazuma R1, which featured the engine from a Yamaha R1 superbike. In fact, Lazareth modified two Yamaha fuel injection systems to feed the thirsty V8. Four Öhlins shock absorbers support the frame at each corner, complementing the enormous Momo rims and slick tire combination. 285‐30ZR18 rubber fits the front, while 315‐30ZR18 rubber hugs the rear.
And the price for all that power? Ask nicely and they'll build one for $250,000. That’s quite a large chunk of change, especially for a quad that isn’t road legal in very many places. You might want to purchase a private track as well.
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