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Lazareth Wazuma Bio V12 - Click above for an image gallery

French automobile and motorcycle builder Lazareth has managed to shoehorn an entire BMW V12 engine into one of its crazy Wazuma quads. While there isn't much that's environmentally friendly about a 500-horsepower supercharged V12 from BMW that's powering a rather large and impractical quad platform, Lazareth has decided to attempt to give the machine a bit of eco-cred by running the engine on E85.

Why use ethanol in a decidedly performance-minded machine? We'd guess Lazareth's decision to run E85 as a fuel is due to its superior octane rating, which allows the engine to run a higher compression ratio than with gasoline. If you're interested in adding an ethanol-burning, V12-powered road rocket to your own personal stable of vehicles, all you need to do is write Lazareth a check for €200,000 ($283,000) and await your delivery. Click past the break for a video of the Wazuma Bio V12 in action.

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[Source: MotoRevue via Faster and Faster]


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      I wouldn't really say that video shows much "action." It's just the thing following a car most of the time. I was hoping to see someone open it up and show what it can do. That video was pretty lame.
        • 5 Years Ago
        Hey look it's the next Bat-cycle
      • 5 Years Ago
      I am a designer and i did a road going ATV last year and its 100% better looking than this "thing"

        • 5 Years Ago
        Uh, not so much.
        • 5 Years Ago
        Not knocking your design or anything.. but while your vehicle resembles an insect, this one resembles a BEAST
        • 5 Years Ago
        umm OK Better looking, come back when there is an actual machinery not some 3D design..

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      I'll take two please.
      • 5 Years Ago
      That's one cool looking and completely pointless vehicle.
        • 5 Years Ago
        agreed, reminds me of the Dodge Tomahawk.
      • 5 Years Ago
      This thing looks like instant death....I WANT ONE!!!
      • 5 Years Ago
      Why bother? There are much better ways to kill yourself.
      • 5 Years Ago
      hmm wonder why they used the v12.. the v10 from the M5/6 is lighter.. maybe e85 issues with that engine.... Now if they wanted to stay green and make something better, the 3.0 twin turbo diesel from the 335d would be way lighter and can get into the 400hp range pretty easily, and I think the power weight would be about the same with that Aluminum block.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Wouldn't it be a bit better to strap two hand grenades to your nads, pull the pins and will the $283,000 to your kids?
      • 5 Years Ago
      ahh...I think I'll buy a GSX-R, save myself a bucket of money and kick this thing's ass

      I don't get it.

        • 5 Years Ago
        Boxer - all due respect (thanks for your last comment on the VVEL), but - motorcycles distinctly do not win in turns. That's actually where they lose to fast cars on road circuits. They just don't have enough rubber to put to the ground (as long as no one starts the contact patch discussion, we're all good).

        Googling "motorcycle vs. car turns" will turn up a few examples.

        And centripetal force is different from centrifugal (which is not actually a force), which is different from gyroscopic forces. And none really make a motorcycle grip better than a car.
        • 5 Years Ago
        Not only that, but the Gixxer only has one driven wheel (with a round cross section) to this thing's two driven wheels (with 315 mm wide flat cross sections).

        I wish we could use quads legally on the streets here in the states. I'd love to be able to strap some street tires on our Polaris 700 and drive it to work, but I'll never be able to. :(
        • 5 Years Ago
        A motorcycle wins in turns because of leaning turns, and using centrifugal force for traction.

        This thing has square tires. It doesn't lean.

        Think of it as a giant V12 killer go-cart that you sit on, instead of in. Lateral traction is just a matter of having enough rubber on the road to avoid lateral slip.

        A bike uses it's own weight and gyroscopic forces to load the round section tire to the ground, instead of trying not to slide the tires, or trying TO slide the tires.
        • 5 Years Ago
        I doubt a gixxer will kick its ass... It has 500 hp to the gixxer's 180 (litrebike) but likely weighs less than 1000 lbs. Gixxer is 380 lbs dry and more like 425 with all oils, gas, etc in it. As long as the Lazareth weighs less than 1,200 lbs., it has a better power to weight ratio than the gixxer... Considering the non-V12 version weighs less than 850 lbs, that is likely.

        A gixxer would be more fun though. Leaning into corners is just a lot more exciting than 4 wheels can match.
        • 5 Years Ago
        Quadzuma = nearly 900lbs with a 1L yamaha engine
        THe v-12 probably adds 500lbs to that weight = 1400lbs

        Gixxer: 36% of the power of lazereth + 27% of the weight of lazereth = faster.
        Plus the gixxer would destroy this on anything with a turn.

        Gixxer all the way!
        • 5 Years Ago
        Sofa: As I said before, there's more to it than power and weight. You need traction, too.

        As much as I love motorcycles, I would give either testicle to have a street legal quad bike here in WA state.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Totaly Stupid
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      I wish the speedometer was working on the bike. I was trying to check out the acceleration, but it wasn't moving from a fat 0. Urgh,
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