In a French village outside Geneva, Switzerland, boutique carmaker Lazareth is pioneering new ways to blow minds with unorthodox electric hot-rods like this battery-powered quad bike concept it calls the E-Wazuma.
Weirdo name be damned, the E-Wazuma has a 40-horsepower electric motor tucked inside each of its rear wheels. A horsepower total of 80 might not scare away the timid, but consider the bike's formidable torque: a stunning 361 lb.-ft.. which is 52 more than the new turbocharged 2017 Porsche Boxster S.
The company describes the E-Wazuma's acceleration as "remarkable," but we think it would be remarkable to not wheelie the thing over backwards with so much grunt.
If Lazareth sounds familiar, it is because it is the same company that rocked the Geneva Motor Show with the debut of its monstrous Maserati V8-powered LM-847 motorcycle.
That bike also has four wheels, but they're paired closely together to provide a conventional two-wheeled riding experience in a machine with enough rubber on the road to handle the V8's output.
The big question is, what will Lazareth unleash on us next?