From Autoblog - Although the vehicle sliding through the image above looks something like a cartoonified World Rally Championship Ford Focus, it is actually an ATV – the Yamaha YZF 450 Raptor, at right – turned into a miniature rally car. The transformation comes courtesy of Formula Cross, a company that wants to create an entry series into motorsports or weekend-warrioring that’s more open, and kinder on the body, than karting. From what we can tell, the brains behind the machine is none other than RMR.
I fancy myself to be a bit of an idea man. I think I am able to find opportunities and foster ways to benefit from those opportunities, because I am awesome and if anyone should benefit from any opportunity granted to them, it’s me. Having said all that, I cannot believe that I was not in on this idea from the ground floor. Seriously next level shit. This is the iPod of motorsport ideas. Just look at that video – that guy actually looks like he’s having fun, and there is technically a quad involved. Amazing, I never thought I’d see the day. Like, quad riders don’t even have to kill themselves anymore, they can just get this and lead a fairly normal existence. And like every great idea, it seems so obvious in hindsight. Here’s a quad, it sucks. Here’s a rally car, it’s awesome. Quads have 4 wheels, rally cars have 4 wheels. All you need is a steering wheel and a body kit and you have yourself a mini rally car. Got me smacking my forehead in disgrace for not thinking of it.