The vehicle is essentially a quad-bike with an enclosed canopy and is designed to tilt when cornering. The design features a unique steering system that links the steering wheel to the vehicle's tilt angle and not the wheels. This design is said to offer superior stability, especially in the case of an emergency such as when traction is loss due to the wheels having no part in controlling the direction of the vehicle.
James is currently in negotiations with Indian and Chinese manufacturers and predicts that a production version could cost less than $10,000. To reach its goal of delivering a fuel economy rating of 100mpg, the Gazelle will run a compact fuel-injected 350cc petrol engine and is being designed to accept a hybrid or electric powertrain as well. The first prototype is scheduled to start testing in December.