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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.

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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.

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