Home / Uncategorized / Volkswagen’s 3-wheeled 2-seater GX3 concept

Volkswagen’s 3-wheeled 2-seater GX3 concept

If you thought your tricycle days were long gone, think again. Volkswagen has developed a three-wheeler that looks like a blast to drive, but the single wheel is behind you with two tires in the front. At first glance, the GX3 looks almost like a glorified go-kart on three wheels, and in a way, the 125 hp little ripper kind of is. It is officially classified as a motorcycle, so just a regular old four-wheeler driver’s licence won’t do, but you sit in the roofless wonder like a car, complete with racing-style harnesses.

You can even take a passenger along for the ride and have them sit right there beside you as your rip down the highway at breakneck speed. The 112.5 lb-ft of torque will definitely get you going—Volkswagen claims a 0-62mph time of 5.7 seconds. The trike will only be sipping at the pump, though, with a reported 46 mpg.

Look for motorcycle-style headlights, LED taillights, composite body panels and twin roll bars in the GX3, but you better bring a helmet because there is no roof and no windshield. Unlike other concepts at the auto show, the GX3 might actually be close to production ready, with a possible 2007 launch. The 1257-lb vehicle should retail in the $17,000 range.



About Michael Kwan

A freelance writer and tech geek from Vancouver. Find me at michaelkwan.com and follow me on Twitter @michaelkwan.

Check Also


Try Oculus Rift And Wii To Roam Around On The Back To The Future Hoverboard

Check out how you can fly in virtual space by using an Oculus Rift and a Wii Balance Board.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <s> <strike> <strong>