The Porsche 911 Turbo may forever hold the title of the ultimate widowmaker, but in our opinion, it really has nothing on this 470 horsepower Maserati V8 powered motorcycle built by French company Lazareth.
Lazaerth’s wild creation is known as the LM847. It’s less of a motorcycle and more of a quad, however the rider is able to lean it in through corners like a motorcycle as the two rear wheels move freely of each other. It also differs from a motorcycle in its power delivery, which is achieved via a single speed hydraulic coupling and two chain drives. Neat.
The numbers here are pretty astounding. The 4.7-liter Maserati V8 is making 470 horsepower and 457 lb-ft of torque and powering a bike that weighs a stout 882 pounds. It’s also 2650mm long and 900mm wide, 460mm (18.1 inches) longer and 165mm (6.4 inches) wider than a Suzuki Hayabusa – itself a very large piece of machinery.
You can see the Lazaerth LM847 in action in the video above. The rider doesn’t really get into the power, likely because he wants to go home and see his family later, but at least it proves the bike works.