Unique Machines: Lean Machine

  • Sheila Gibson Stoodley

Fifteen years ago, the designers at Vandenbrink, a company in Dordrecht, the Netherlands, set out to build a slender, two-seat vehicle in which the passenger would sit behind the driver. What they ultimately created is the Carver, a three-wheeled car that requires drivers to lean into turns as they would if piloting a motorcycle. The 47-inch-wide chassis can tilt as far as 45 degrees and can roll from the extreme left to the extreme right in the space of a second, while the vehicle’s two back wheels remain perpendicular to the road. The Carver also achieves an exhilarating top speed of 118 mph. The vehicle, which went into production last year and carries a price tag of $50,000, is street-legal in the European Union but not yet available in the United States.

Vandenbrink
+31.78.673.2686
www.carver.nl

Read Next Article >>
Photo by James Lipman
Find out how the V-8 stacks up against its V-12 stablemate…
This race-adapted hybrid generates 86 more hp than its road-going counterpart…
Porsche 918 Spyder
See the winner and rankings, as well as exclusive photos and videos of all the cars...
Caterham Bikes Carbon E-Bike, a brawny carbon-fiber-and-aluminum electric bicycle that looks like a...
The Stingray is the seventh generation of the Corvette, a model that has been in production since...
Photo by Mathieu Heurtault/Gooding & Company
The annual Gooding & Company Amelia Island Auction...
Chevrolet brought its Corvette Stingray convertible to Palm Springs, a popular location for...
Photo by Scott Williamson/www.photodesignstudios.com
Stutz Motor Car of America, produced the Blackhawk from 1971 through 1987...
Photo by Max Earey
The new sedan generates 552 hp and 465 ft lbs of torque…
Photo by Yakima Products Inc
The company claims its rack is the most aerodynamic on the market…