Supercar Superbike Combines a Sports Car and Motorcycle


The Supercar Superbike is by far the craziest vehicle we’ve ever covered here. I’m not even sure whether to call it a car or a motorcycle since it’s really both. This DIY project was completed by Frenchman François Knorreck over a 10 year span in which he spent over 10,000 hours building it from the frame up. The “car” is essentially a trike, as the only front wheel is the one attached to the motorcycle (there are two rear wheels) or perhaps a motorcycle with a sports car sidecar. Although I’m not sure I’ve ever seen a sidecar bigger than the motorcycle itself before. This led to some tricky engineering to balance it properly.

There’s a triple 1000cc Laverda motorcycle engine in there- note the 3 exhaust pipes. The hubs and brakes come from a VW Golf GTI, the wheels are from an Audi 80, headlights and blinkers came from BMW and Renault cars, the bike’s headlight comes from a Kawasaki 1000 RX bike, the tail lights from a Citroën Xantia car and that’s a 3CL motorcycle used. The bodywork was made from 63 custom molds.

full build information here (via hacked gadgets)

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