The RoadKart is what it is; a go-kart for the open road. Its mission is to prove that you can enjoy more with less. Less weight, less power, less consumption and less pollution. Like a go-kart, it offers maximum driving fun with minimal means.
It weighs about 600 kg and is powered by a 999cc 3 cylinder turbo petrol engine developing an impressive 117 BHP. Thanks to its low weight and the open construction the RoadKart offers a thrilling driving experience, with the fuel consumption of a small city car.
Like a go-kart the RoadKart is without compromise. It is meant for one thing and one thing only: driving fun. Therefore it is stripped to the bare essence of the automobile; a chassis, a drive-train, four wheels and a minimum of bodywork. It’s not trying to be practical or premium, sporty yet comfortable, classy nor stylish. It’s not branded, instead it’s purpose built. In today’s world full of compromise, some don’t!
This project demonstrates that you can design and develop a road legal car with a small, yet dedicated project team and limited fundings. Sponsors did not support the project by means of funding, but rather by bringing in their own technological expertise or by supplying their own products. Several students graduated on this project and the close involvement of the sponsors has lead to new collaborations. By making use of proven and affordable technology for the drive-train and suspension the limited budget could be completely dedicated to the development of the chassis and the body. This approach made it possible to realize a completely new design and chassis. The project has served educational goals and brought along new business opportunities.
The RoadKart complies with all current EU road legislation (TÜV type approval) so that it is ready to be taken into small series production. It can be ordered as a finished car built to customer order, or as a kit if you want to experience the joy and satisfaction of building your own car. For enquiries have a look on www.road-kart.com or send us an e-mail.
We would like to thank our sponsors without whom this project would not have been possible.