Wazuma V8F Matt Edition is a vehicle that uses a Ferrari engine and M3 gearbox

Article by Christian A., on November 11, 2013

This Wazuma V8F Matt Edition is a one-of-a-kind creation of French engineers from Lazareth. This custom vehicle is quite difficult to describe as it is not quite a car but is also not a quad. Furthermore, it is not a motorcycle. More accurately, the Lazareth Wazuma V8F Matt Edition is an amalgamation of the three.

Mechanically, the Lazareth Wazuma V8F Matt Edition is the same as its predecessor, the Lazareth Wazuma V8 off-road quad bike. The Wazuma V8F Matt Edition is equipped with a powerful 3.0-liter V8 Ferrari engine that delivers 250 bhp (186 kW) of max output. That is a lot of power considering that the Wazuma V8F Matt Edition is a vehicle that weighs only 650 kg (1,433 lbs), a weight that is similar to that of a Formula One race car. Power is sent to the wheels through a six-speed sequential gearbox that came from a BMW M3, as controlled from the handle bars. The Wazuma V8F Matt Edition is able to achieve a stunning top speed of around 241 km/h.

With lots of stunning power at its disposal – coming from a Ferrari engine – the Lazareth Wazuma V8F Matt Edition also needs powerful brakes. This is why Lazareth is using the braking power from specially designed Brembo brake calipers attached to four discs measuring 324 mm.

As stunning as its power is the design of the Lazareth Wazuma V8F Matt Edition off-roader. Featuring the headlights of a Nissan 350Z, the body of the Wazuma V8F Matt Edition looks like a cross between a quad bike and a Formula One. It looks very similar to the Wazuma V8 unveiled two years ago in 2011. However, while the Wazuma V8 was wrapped in red paint, the Wazuma V8F Matt Edition is finished in matte black. While the first Wazuma V8 rides on slick tires, the Wazuma V8F Matt Edition hits the ground with is fitted with treaded 315/30 ZR18 tires at the front and 285/30 ZR18 rubbers at the rear axle. These treaded tires are wrapping the 18-inch Momo wheels of the Wazuma V8F Matt Edition.

Overall, the Wazuma V8F Matt Edition follows the typical Lazareth formula: combining expensive and powerful parts. Lazareth doesn’t really care for simplicity or economy, as the company select parts that are considered as the best. The Wazuma V8F Matt is essentially Lazareth’s most over-the-top example.

Lazareth, named after designer Ludovic Lazareth, is a French company known for producing custom-made vehicles for any type of use.

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