French automobile and motorcycle builder Lazareth has managed to shoehorn an entire BMW V12 engine into one of his crazy Wazuma quad-like machines. Admittedly, there isn’t much that’s environmentally friendly about a 500-horsepower supercharged V12 engine from BMW that’s powering a rather large and impractical quad platform, so Lazareth has apparently decided to try and give the machine a bit of eco-cred by running the engine on E85.
Why use ethanol in a decidedly performance-minded machine? We’d guess Lazareth is using E85 as a fuel due to its superior octane rating, which allows the engine to run higher compression ratios than with gasoline. If you’re interested in adding an ethanol-burning, V12-powered road rocket to your own personal stable of vehicles, all you need to do is write Lazareth a check for €200,000 ($283,000) and await your delivery. Click past the break for a video of the Wazuma Bio V12 in action.
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