Tiny doorless SUV equipped with Maserati V8 engineMarch 24, 2020
Lazareth Auto-Moto from Anesi-le-Vieux, France, known for the LMV 496 flying motorcycle, showed a prototype restoder of the tiny Mini Moke SUV. Under the hood of a car that has no doors, a Maserati engine is installed.
Back in 2017, Lazareth Auto-Moto announced that it was going to build several amphibians, the basis of which would be short-base Mini Moke. The project, apparently, did not find a continuation, but one of the finished bodies was adapted for a restomode. Under the hood of the SUV installed a 4.7-liter “eight” from the Maserati GranTurismo, issuing 460 horsepower and 520 Nm of torque. In addition, the Italian coupe shared with Moke a robotic transmission.
The authors of the project do not provide any data on the dynamics of acceleration. However, it is known that the prototype weighs only 850 kilograms, that is, its specific power is 541 forces per ton – two times more than that of GranTurismo, which takes 4.7 seconds to accelerate to “hundreds”.
The Lazareth Auto-Moto portfolio has many unusual vehicles. Among them is the LMV 496 flying motorcycle, built on the basis of the Lazareth LM847 custom. The Lazareth LMV 496 uses carbon-Kevlar composite and other high-strength materials. The motorcycle is equipped with dual wheels, which are translated from vertical to horizontal using the button on the center panel. A turbine is mounted in the hub of each wheel – all four in total give out 1300 horsepower and 2800 Nm of torque.
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