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Belgian bike designer comes up with an amazing art-décor hot rod racer

04-04-2020 15:50
Many know Fred Kgugger for his astounding bike projects, from futuristic Ducati to classical Yamaha ones. This year, however, he decided to try something special and produced the vehicle you see here.

Many know Fred Kgugger for his astounding bike projects, from futuristic Ducati to classical Yamaha ones. This year, however, he decided to try something special and produced the vehicle you see here.

The Krugger FD Race Car impresses with its highly unorthodox body design, particularly the wide wheel span and no front/rear overhangs whatsoever. This may make it look like a square on wheels, but it is a prerequisite for the racing-grade VW W12 underneath.

The choice of materials is frankly puzzling: the steering wheel is made of aluminum, while a wooden bench represents the only seat. Overall, it looks like Krugger deliberately prioritized wow factor over the practical aspect. The absence of a windshield (the tiny deflector doesn’t really count) is another indication that the car is a show piece, rather than a track tool.

Which is a pity! The spec sheet claims the W12 the FD Race Car comes equipped with produces 750 hp (559 kW) and therefore boasts a power-to-weight ratio as high as 1.7 kilograms per metric horsepower. This puts it straight into the hypercar territory, and should translate into less than three seconds’ sprint time from zero to 100 km/h (62 mph).

The concept vehicle exists in a single copy right now, and its creator says it is not for sale. We would imagine many collectors showing their vivid interest in the model, though, so the situation may change soon.



Editor Andrew Raspopov
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