Where most manufacturers are satisfied with a superbike engine that usually spits out 100-200 horsepower, it seems that DaimlerChrysler decided that there was some more grunt needed in the superbike world – after all, 0-60mph in 3 seconds is just sluggish, really. Hence the Chrysler Tomahawk was born. A motorbike with all the wrong numbers – 4 wheels, 500 horsepower, a roaring V10, and a price tag of US $250,000.
The other big figure is the theoretical top speed of 400 miles per hour. The Tomahawk hits 60mph in just 2.5 seconds, the same speed as a Bugatti Veyron, and looks like no other bike out there. With its futuristic looks and ballistic speed it seems that the production of the Tomahawk will have a niche market rejoicing – we’re just unsure of who these people are that need a V10 motorbike. While there has been a video released, it doesn’t show the Tomahawk taking any corners – a worrying sign considering how heavy the engine must be. Still, the Tomahawk looks to be a feat of engineering and something that we’re glad DaimlerChrysler took the chance to manufacture.