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looks nice but with a 5.7 second 0-60 time there are far too many cars that will eat its lunch.

If something is gonna look that cool it better have the performance to back it up! JMHO
 

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put a ragtop on it, and make it quicker, it would work

but you know that if it is introduced to the states, lawyers will make VW wrap that rear tire with a huge ugly bumper.
 

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Similar vehicle in Feb. Cycle World issue powered by Suzuki. Would certainly be a fun ride!

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Now you talking get it sub 5 second 0-60 and there will still be some quicker off the mark but not many!!!! price range at under 20k sounds good also!!
 

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Not really all that original and while it is a sweet looking toy, not sure what the point is. Here are some other concepts along the same line











This one is from VW back in 1986, as I said, nothing original.




And these below are from Peugot - they sure look familiar, don't they.









And let's not forget the Scarver which at least you can actually buy today.



And this one is from 1938! The Morgan F Trike
 

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Someone Educate Me

Okay, so what determines that these are classified as "motorcycles" as opposed to "automobiles?" Some of the other concepts presented have got to be better than a KIA Reo, even in a crash, so what makes the difference? Three wheels instead of four? So are aircooled (bug motors) VW trikes a car or a cycle?

Up here in liberated Washington it now takes a special endorsement to ride a trike if it is derived from a motorcycle chassis, but not from a car chassis. Go figure!

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In UK we work on number of wheels for yearly road taxes and historically whether a working reverse shift was fitted or not.

Motorcycles (or as they say 'motor bicycles') always have 2 wheels as in the 'bi' and are lowest taxation class. Next comes motor tricycles with you guessed it - 3 wheels, then cars or automobiles with 4 or more wheels. Now why didn't they call cars quadrocycles? A one wheeled machine as seen at circuses would be called a monocycle, I've never seen a motorised one and don't think there's a taxation class!

Somewhere down the line the word 3 wheeler came in as normally representing an enclosed 3 wheel car/automobile - but I think the officials still call both VW 'trike' conversions and 3 wheel cars 'motor tricycles'. There's another old rule they used for taxation which was that nothing other than a 4 wheel classified vehicle would have a reverse shift but I think they did away with that. I remember 3 wheel 'cars' used to come with a plate fixed on the reverse shift position and owners used to take them off! Imagine pushing a 3 wheeler with 3 passengers in the rain to reverse it!



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