The Engler Desat: A glimpse into the thrilling world of super quadbikes

Engler Desat Super Quadbike
The Engler Desat redefines the superquad genre, blending supercar prowess with unparalleled style to create a quadbike in a league of its own. Images © Engler

When we think about high-speed machines capable of defying gravity in sheer acceleration, our minds typically race towards the latest supercars or hypercars. Yet, a new breed of performance vehicle—the super quadbike—is emerging, and the Engler Desat leads the pack.

Engineering Marvel

This quadbike is not your typical four-wheeled recreational vehicle. It’s more of a four-wheel racing bike, a product of groundbreaking engineering by Victor Engler. The Engler Desat embodies a curious mix of supercar charisma and superbike performance. Utilizing a 5.2-liter Audi V10 engine, it claims to offer an astonishing 1,100 horsepower. The powertrain is carefully adapted to fit a chassis not much larger than a standard motorcycle, resulting in a machine with an acceleration time from 0-60 mph in just 2.5 seconds.

Inspired by Supercars and Racehorses

Stylistically, the quadbike shows influences from high-performance vehicles like the Pagani Zonda and Lamborghini. But it’s not just automotive inspiration that drives this machine; it also derives its essence from a racehorse named Secretariat, the fastest racehorse of its generation and the winner of the 1973 U.S. Triple Crown. This horse serves as the symbol of the Engler brand, encapsulated in their horsehead logo and echoed in the Desat’s unyielding pursuit of speed.

A Comparative Look

To put things in perspective, the Engler Desat’s 0-60 mph time matches that of the Ferrari SF90 Stradale, betters the Lamborghini Huracan, and rivals the Tesla Model S Plaid. With a one-to-one kilogram to horsepower ratio, this quadbike can not only roar to 60 mph in a blink but also boasts a top speed of 217 mph. While achieving such speeds on this quadbike may require a hefty dose of courage, there’s no denying that it keeps pace with some of the best hypercars in the world.

Engler Desat Super Quadbike V10-Powered
Powered by a tuned 5.2-liter Audi V10 engine, the Engler Desat boasts a staggering 1,100 horsepower, achieving 0-60 mph in just 2.5 seconds.

Exotic Design and Unfiltered Experience

The design is equally captivating, featuring an angular and exotic shell that seems as much at home on the glamorous streets of Monaco as it would on a track. But unlike most high-performance cars, the Desat offers no seatbelt or windshield, promising an unfiltered driving experience that closely mimics that of a superbike. With handlebar steering and a wheelbase equivalent to a road-legal car, it effectively blends the visceral thrill of a bike with the stability of a four-wheeler.

Engler Desat Super Quadbike Side View Style
With design elements echoing luxury supercars like Pagani Zondas and Lamborghinis, the Engler Desat offers an exotic, angular exterior that merges high-performance aesthetics with audacious style.

A Niche yet Promising Market

So, can the Engler Desat dethrone the current generation of supercars or hypercars? While it might not be poised to offer the comfort and luxury of a fully decked-out car, it certainly holds its ground in terms of raw speed and performance. As the automotive industry increasingly turns toward electric vehicles, combustion-engine marvels like the Desat may well find a niche among collectors, enthusiasts, and those who are passionate about sheer performance.

Engler Desat Super Quadbike Wheels
Stable yet agile, the Engler Desat’s four-wheel setup provides the balanced foundation for its astonishing speed.

Pricing and Final Thoughts

The price tag for this revolutionary machine has yet to be released, but considering its exotic materials, high-end Audi powertrain, and unique selling propositions, one should anticipate a cost that appeals to the supercar buyer demographic.

Ultimately, the Engler Desat presents an exciting intersection of the motorcycle and supercar worlds. While it remains to be seen whether the quadbike category can carve out a lasting space alongside established performance machines like the Caterham Seven or the KTM X-Bow, the Desat appears to have all the ingredients necessary for long-term success. In terms of speed, styling, and audacious innovation, it is a remarkable addition to the automotive landscape, one that promises to turn heads and drop jaws.

Engler Desat Super Quadbike Rider at Center
The Desat, as the world’s first superquad, places the rider at the centre of the vehicle, delivering tactile engagement of a superbike with the electrifying speed of a hypercar.

Source: Engler Automotive