Although it looks like a veritable hot rod, the Brimstone Quadracycle is claimed to be the world’s first hot rod quad simply because it has no roof and only the handlebar and seat to position it as something in between a car and anyone’s idea of a trike, but we would have to say that it redefines the concept of quad if we have to call it that way.
The company building it is called Brimstone Cycles and it is based in Bowling Green, Ohio. CEO Joe Skonecki says their aluminum Dart block engines displace from 427 to 455 cubic inches and produce from 300 to 750 horsepower. Using a GM 700R4 4speed Transmission and a Ford rear end, the thing confirms our suspicions about having plenty to do with cars. Future owners are offered the possibility to choose between different materials such as carbon fiber, Kevlar or aluminum for the hood and fenders.
Built entirely from performance parts made in the USA, the Brimstone Quadracycle can go from 0 to 60mph in 2.8 seconds and from 0 to 120mph in 6 seconds while still getting 15 to 30 miles per gallon, meaning that it is our favorite thing to get a ticket on.