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Hyper Pro Racer: Because the Ariel Atom really is a bit lardy, isn't it? [w/video]

by Jonathon Ramsey (RSS feed) on Feb 22nd, 2010 at 7:25PM

Ah, those Aussies, they never quit, do they? Ten years in the making, a fellow by the name of Jon Crooke has developed the Hyper PRO Racer, a so-called "Superkart" delivering massive power and minimum weight. Using a Yamaha 450 WR four-stroke motorcycle engine that runs through a five-speed sequential gearbox, the Hyper PRO weighs just 352 pounds minus the weight of a person tucked into the cramped driving position. That isn't too much more than the enduro bike the engine is taken from. The weight savings is courtesy of the superkart's spaceframe, which also acts as an FIA-approved roll... Read More

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