Sunday January 9 2011 / Science & Technology

While there is no denying that we love high-tech gadgets and fast vehicles here on A Parallel World, the quest for the latest and greatest does mean that some of the dreams we feature are just that, 3D computer virtualisations of  - at least as yet -unrealised dreams.

But the Campagagna T-Rex isn't just a computer model or a prototype, it has been in production for more than a year now. It's REAL!

The Campagna T-Rex is a 2-seater, 3-wheeled motorcycle created by Canadian auto/bike builder Campagna Corporation in Quebec. It features a Kawasaki 1.4L, 4-cylinder engine produces 197 bhp enabling it to accelerate from 0–97 km/h (0-60 mph) in 3.5 seconds, with a top speed of 253 km/h (157 mph).

Although classified as a motorcycle, the interior accommodates two passengers side-by-side, with adjustable seat backs, foot-pedal box, and 3-point retractable safety belts.

With modern Formula Racing inspired design, lightweight fiberglass body panels, low center of gravity, wide stance, long wheelbase, sequential six-speed transmission and even a reverse gear, the Campagna T-Rex  appears to have it all, despite its hefty $53,000 price tag, but as the video below shows, the trike does have a few limitations.

While it may have its flaws, the world of fast cars and bikes is richer for Campagna T-Rex existing at all. Grab your helmet and go!

 For more information, please visit www.campagnamotors.com

Suggested by
Maximilian Büsser