Powered by a supercharged BMW V12, this Lazareth quad makes 500bhp when running on E85 (a fuel blend with 85% ethanol, 15% gasoline). Key to keeping that power from instantly killing its riders is the narrow rear track, which provides adequate straight line traction, but should keep the torque from flipping the quad on its side. The wide front track should provide plenty of lateral stability for the front end, which is good, because riders will need to countersteer aggressively to keep that rear in line under acceleration.
Rather than boosting the Wazuma’s green credentials, it’s likely that
the fuel was chosen because it enables engines to run higher
compression ratios. E85 typically has an octane rating of 100 to 105,
while pump gasoline runs from 85 to 93. Lazareth has priced the trike
at €200,000 ($283,000).