Browse over 9,000 car reviews

Sorry, there are no cars that match your search

27 March 2019

Super bikes have nothing on this twin-turbo V8 trike

By Mitchell TulkMitchell Tulk
If a V8 wasn't enough, let's just throw on some turbos for good measure. (image credit: ProBoost)

At OverSteer we mainly focus on cars, but sometimes we see something with three wheels or less and think it just needs to be shared.

Enter the latest project from ProBoost, a Finnish company that has specialised in modifying motorbikes and snowmobiles since '94.

  • You think your trike is tough? Think again. (image credit: ProBoost) You think your trike is tough? Think again. (image credit: ProBoost)
  • There's more engine than there is trike. (image credit: ProBoost) There's more engine than there is trike. (image credit: ProBoost)
  • Eco tyres, the ideal choice to put down all that power. (image credit: ProBoost) Eco tyres, the ideal choice to put down all that power. (image credit: ProBoost)
  • It's gotta be straight piped of course. (image credit: ProBoost) It's gotta be straight piped of course. (image credit: ProBoost)

With the motto "power is everything", it's only fitting that a custom trike powered by a twin-turbo 4.0-litre V8 is currently being built by the garage.

The engine, gearbox, wheels, differential and subframe are all taken from an BMW E38 740i.

Naturally aspirated, the V8 made 210kW/400Nm, but with forced induction, numbers should be over 270kW/520Nm.

Previosuly, ProBoost made a bike called the M1, which runs the same twin-turbo BMW V8 and is somehow road legal.

Is that a Mercedes V8 bi-turbo badge? (image credit: ProBoost) Is that a Mercedes V8 bi-turbo badge? (image credit: ProBoost)

ProBoost even sells the frame, so people can make their own BMW-powered death trap.

I couldn’t think of a more exciting way to die.

Should BMW sell its super bikes with car engines? Let us know in the comments.