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The Electric Tricycle Designed for Drifting

After recently getting uncomfortably excited about the Adult Big Wheels and its sweet drifting chops, we've found something that one-ups our three-wheeled enthusiasm:  the Verrado Electric Drift Trike. Designed specifically for maximum drift, the trike adds an electric motor to the front, making fast and furious moves possible on flat surfaces.

The trike's supreme drifting capabilities come from its karting wheels that are wrapped in PVC pipe, which make sure traction is minimized. Giving it the perfect pivot off a BMX bike fork, the sturdy front rubber tire and its disc brake allow you to stop the front on a dime so the back can swing around across the tarmac.

But while we're suckers for the model with the throttle, the unpowered versions do some pretty amazing moves going downhill and are much, much cheaper than the electric model at $449.


Ethan Wolff-Mann is the Gear editor of Supercompressor. He would like to see Tokyo Drift recreated on these. Follow him on Twitter @ewolffmann.