Swincar – the all wheel drive, all terrain marvel
The Swincar looks like a standard one-person kart or buggy but, when you see it on the move, you’ll notice that it has rather special independent suspension and some other special tricks too.
This bonkers All Wheel Drive (AWD) vehicle from France uses a pendulum effect to counteract the forces that can present themselves when you’re tackling obstacles, rough terrain, steep slopes and banks, or when simply riding around a corner.
This puts the swing in Swincar as its body is suspended from a higher point than most other off-roaders this allows it to swing from side-to-side with ease when needed. Add to that the fact that each wheel arm can move freely and independently then you have a recipe for go anywhere fun.
Ok, that’s fine on a flat road but isn’t this leaning skill a bit reckless on a bank? Well, the Swincar can even get around that problem as the cockpit of the car always remains vertical, regardless of how the wheels need to travel to track the ground. The axles have independent axis, as well as independent electric motors turning the wheels.
I’d still want a Ripsaw though!