We’re no motorcycle specialists around here, but this one is a tad different. Earlier on, Autoblog clued us in on William Shatner’s plans to produce a limited-production trike, and we’re pretty sure its inspired from the roots of his Star Trek career.
It looks like a futuristic super villain machine, but the looks aren’t the only thing villainous about the trike. It will employ the bat-outta-hell engine from one of our favorite sport sedans, the Cadillac CTS-V. We’re not sure if he means the previous generation CTS-V‘s engine, or the new LT4 6.2-liter supercharged iteration. Regardless, wow.
Shatner has gone on the record saying the trike is “a beast with advanced guts. It’s powered by an all-aluminum, computer-controlled, supercharged and intercooled V8 engine – producing over 500 hp.”
500 hp is enough to grab the ears of any gearhead, but imagine that type of thrust in a lightweight motorbike with three wheels. Yeah, this should be interesting.
Shatner says he has plans to ride his hellish creation from Chicago to Los Angeles later this year. Once American Wrench finishes work on his personal Rivet One, the company will then begin building to order for the public. Pricing hasn’t been announced, but we can’t imagine anything less than six figures.
Are you brave enough to take this kind of beast on?