Driving the wacky Carver One three-wheeled tilt carEnlarge Photo
The vehicle’s specialty is the unique Dynamic Vehicle Control (DVC) system, where the level of tilt depends on the current speed of the vehicle. The system will keep the Carver almost upright around corners at slow speed but allows up to 45 degrees of tilt when going fast. This enables the Carver to match the cornering speed of a Ferrari. Apparently, the strange looking Carver gets just as many looks as the Ferrari as well, but perhaps for the wrong reasons. Either way, being followed by other drivers just to chat about the vehicle or in depth conversations every time you fill up is not to everyone’s liking, thus the Carver is definitely not for shy types.
The Carver is powered by a tiny four-cylinder turbo that manages an output of 68bhp and 74lb-ft with drive going through the rear wheels. Due to the light 670kg weight, the Carver is rated at over 100bhp per ton. This allows for a 0-60mph of 8.2 seconds, which is respectable but not all that exciting – that’s until you reach the first corner. But with a sticker price of £27,650, it’s a thrill most will be unable to afford. Still you can always dream and experience the drive/ride by reading the full review by following the link.