Maserati V8-Powered Bike Is the Best Way To Kill Yourself

2016 Geneva Motor Show

Well now, Geneva, what madness is this?

This may well be the definition of insanity, that or one hell of a way to make an arrival. Built by French company Lazareth, you know those mad, mad Francs who decided that putting the V8 from a Range Rover in the back of Renault Twingo was a good idea. Its latest concoction takes the 4.7-liter V8 from a Maserati GranTurismo and plops it smack-dab in the middle of a four-wheeled motorcycle. Dubbed the Lazareth LM847, the 470 horsepower crotch-rocket is sure to top even the fastest accelerating hypercars coming out of Geneva this year.

Technically it's not a motorcycle but a quad. The wheels up front and in the rear work in tandem, similar to the V10 powered Dodge Tomahawk concept from a few years ago. The chassis is designed to help lean into the corners to ease the weight-transfer on rapid s-curves. Seems like a perfect replacement for the "Batpod, "we'd die (literally) to have a go.

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