Thoroughbred Motorsports Stallion... trike or sports car?

In the automotive world, the world "stallion" usually either conjures up images of a mustang or a certain prancing horse from Italy. Thoroughbred Motorsports would like to change that perception with their new three-wheeled vehicle. The company was started by Motor Trike, a company which turns normal two-wheeled touring style motorcycles into trikes. It seems that they got tired of working solely on machines designed by other companies, so they set their sights on making their own. The vehicle that they came up with is known as the Stallion, and uses mechanical parts from Ford for the drivetrain. Similarly, the interior sports gages and a steering wheel are right out of the Ford part catalog. The 2.3 liter four cylinder engine produces 155 horsepower and allows for a power-to-weight ratio similar to that the aforementioned 'stang. Most other main components were developed in-house. Interested in how it drives... er, rides? Click here for a review. The Stallion gets excellent fuel economy, 35 mpg in the city and 45 on the highway. These estimates seem rather believable as well.

In our view, this is certainly not a sports car, although the automatic transmission, steering wheel (with cruise) and separate gas and brake pedals might confuse a motorcycle rider. Air conditioning and heat are also car-like features that the trike offers. However, the riding arrangement of the passenger behind the driver is straight from motorcycle-dom. Although not what we would call attractive, the Stallion looks better from behind and nothing like anything else we have ever seen. Except, maybe in Japanese comic books...

[Source: Motor Trike]

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