Is it a bike? Is it a car? Oh wait, it’s a Vanderhall!

Torn between getting a car or a bike? Why not try this vehicle? The Vanderhall Venice Speedster is a three-wheeled model that’s perfect for those who like the freedom of a bike, but safety of a car. The model is specifically designed for ‘Solo Touring’ as it is a single-seater. Vanderhall is launching the Speedster at the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally this week.

What Is This Thing?

The Speedster is based on the three-wheel Venice and features a shorter windscreen, a larger “rear deck hump,” and 18-inch alloy wheels. All models will come equipped with a Silver Vintage Metallic exterior and a standard tonneau cover. Black rally stripes are available as an option.

No Non-Sense Interiors

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Inside the cabin, the Venice Speedster can accommodate just one person

Inside the cabin, the Venice Speedster can accommodate just one person. The model comes with Saxony Brown leather upholstery on the only seat which, by the way, is heated. The steering gets wood rims for that luxurious feeling. Apart from this, the drivers (or riders?) will also find basic, function-over-form gauges, a climate control system, and a 400-Watt audio system with Bluetooth connectivity.

Not A Slouch By Any Means

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The Venice Speedster gets a 1.4-liter, four-cylinder, turbocharged engine that produces 180 ponies and is mated to a six-speed automatic transmission

The Venice Speedster gets a 1.4-liter, four-cylinder, turbocharged engine that produces 180 ponies and is mated to a six-speed automatic transmission that’s sourced from GM. As for the pricing, The 2019 Venice Speedster starts at $26,950, making it $3,000 cheaper than its two-seater sibling. Vanderhall is accepting pre-orders and customers can make a reservation for $250.

For people who find this to be underpowered, a Speedster ‘R’ will be joining the lineup next year as a 2020 model. While not a lot has been revealed about the ‘R’ yet, the teaser image suggests the car will have front fender vents and an aerodynamic body kit. It will also have a high-performance braking system and lightweight alloy wheels with a black finish.

Our Take

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The 2019 Venice Speedster starts at $26,950, making it $3,000 cheaper than its two-seater sibling

If to be seen, this is actually one hell of a concept. The company, based out of Provo, Utah, has been around for almost nine years, and has quite a few models in its line up – Edison, Laguna, Carmel, and Venice – a couple of which are due next year. The only fly in the ointment seems to be handling at higher speeds. However, if you’re planning to cruise through the countryside in a relaxed manner, you should have the time of your life. Would you be open to buying this over an entry-level Ford Mustang, or say, a Ducati Multistrada 1200? Let us know in the comments section below.

Further reading

2018 Vanderhall Edison
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Read our full review on the 2018 Vanderhall Edison.

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