Swincar Tilting 4-wheel-drive "Spider Car" Makes Light Work of Bizarre Terrain

Swincar Tilting 4-wheel-drive "Spider Car" Makes Light Work of Bizarre Terrain image
August 7, 2015 | Source: Loz Blain, gizmag

Who needs an ATV when you can have an electric Spider!?

We love our tilting vehicles here at Gizmag, but we’ve never seen anything quite like the Swincar Spider before. It's a remarkable tilting 4-wheeler concept that boasts absolutely ridiculous rough terrain capabilities. Each wheel has its own electric hub motor and is independently suspended on a spider-like limb. The result is a vehicle that leans into fast turns like a motorcycle, but can also happily go up or down a 70-percent gradient, ride across a 50-percent gradient that puts the left wheels a couple of feet higher than the right ones, or ride diagonally through ditches that send the wheels going up and down all over the place like a spider doing leg stretches. It looks absolutely bonkers.