This Looks Safe

I am not exactly an arbiter of what is or is not a bad decision but so help me god I want to drive this thing so bad even though O know it would probably end with me flattened like a pancake.


You’re watching a Piaggio Ape, one of the greatest and most underappreciated vehicle designs of the 20th century.

Also, this one has a 600cc Honda bike engine in it. As such, it has more power than it was ever remotely, possibly designed for.

The builder/driver is Loris Rosati, who I assume has nitro running through his veins. This is at a rally show in Italy, and show he does.

I’ll also toss in this video of him on dirt, powersliding into the next calendar year.

Raphael Orlove is features editor for Jalopnik.

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