Aussie design looking to Strike

Computer-generated images of the Strike Trike.
Computer-generated images of the Strike Trike. Drive

THREE-WHEELERS have never generated much enthusiasm from car buyers (think Reliant Robin and Peel P50) but an Australian design firm is looking to change all that.

Design+Industry has developed a series of computer-generated models of the Strike Trike, a locally engineered three-wheeler designed to combine the rush of motorcycling with the comfort of a car.

The two-seater is powered by a Suzuki Hayabusa 1340cc motorbike engine, matched to a six-speed sequential gearbox. Power output is close to 150kW, similar to a Volkswagen Golf GTI.

Its makers claim the lightweight Strike Trike can accelerate from zero to 100km/h in a supercar-rivalling 3.5 seconds.

The designers were given the brief of developing a commercially manufacturable vehicle with an eye-catching, sporty exterior and comfortable, user-friendly interior.

They also incorporated a targa-style roof mechanism for letting the sun in during warmer months.

The design complies with Australian Design Rules and the concept's backers are hoping to begin production next year.

No pricing or other specifications are available at this stage.

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