The World’s First V12 Quad Bike Looks Suspiciously A Lot Like A Hypercar

“If my Grandmother had wheels, she would be a bike,” as chef Gino D’Acampo once said.

No, this isn’t a car… or at least that’s what UK-based automotive marque Engler wants you to believe. Equipped with a V12 engine under its hood, this literal quad-bike takes the term gaslighting quite seriously! Yes, it runs on gas and outputs a whopping 1200 horsepower, but it also confuses you into thinking it’s a car. However, if you had to go simply by technical definitions, the lack of a steering wheel puts the Engler V12 in quad-bike territory. Yes, I get it, I’m just as confused as you are!

Designer: Engler

At the heart of this beast lies a V12 engine, a powerhouse delivering an astounding 1,200 horsepower. What makes the Engler V12 truly remarkable is its power-to-weight ratio, maintaining a 1:1 ratio with its 1,200 kg frame, a feat that echoes the ambitious designs of hypercars. It’s not just about the raw power, though; the Superquad (yes, that term just sounds odd) brings 1,200 Nm of torque to the table, ensuring that this machine is as capable of thrilling acceleration as it is of performing practical tasks, such as towing.

Despite its formidable capabilities, the Engler V12 is, at its core, still a quad bike—albeit one that pushes the envelope of what a quad bike can be. Traditional quad bikes, like the Yamaha Raptor 700R, offer around 40 horsepower and are praised for their performance. The Engler V12, however, multiplies this figure by 30, challenging the very nature of quad bike dynamics. This machine doesn’t lean into corners like a motorcycle nor does it offer the protective enclosure of a car, presenting a unique blend of exposure and exhilaration that is rare in the automotive world.

Quad bikes, by design, are not typically associated with high-speed stability, especially not at the theoretical top speed of 250 mph that the Engler V12 proposes. The design and engineering choices made to accommodate such speed and power in a quad bike frame ensure that riding the Engler V12 is nothing short of an adventure. It’s a vehicle that demands respect and bravery from its rider, blending the thrill of high speeds with the raw, unfiltered connection to the machine that only a quad bike can offer.