Carver One – I Have Got To Get Me One Of These!

This looks like one fun machine. Stable and safe (I assume) like a car but leans over in turns like a motorcycle. Dutch by design the Carver One owes its name to the English verb to carve. This is exactly what happens when you drive a Carver: you carve corners. And even when there are none, you will be carving down the roads, carving your way through traffic, constructing your own track just like skiers carve down snowy slopes.

At low speeds and in reverse, the cockpit stays upright. As soon as you gain speed and turn the steering wheel, the cockpit banks, just like a motorcycle or, even better, a fighter jet! The Dynamic Vehicle Control (DVC) system automatically adjusts the tilt angle of the cockpit to the speed and acceleration of the vehicle, enabling a plane-like tilting before cornering.

The Carver is available in US and Canada but it’s classified as a motorcycle, which means you’ll need to wear a helmet and have a Class 6 license to drive one. Then again, I doubt most cops will know this and won’t pull you over if they see you carve by without the required helmet or driver license.

Here is a Top Gear video review of the Carver. I wonder if there’s a dealer in Vancouver?


16 thoughts on “Carver One – I Have Got To Get Me One Of These!”

  1. Leftblank says:

    Wonderful clip, I wonder why we ( the Dutch) are such great in inventing totally useless but funny stuff 😉

  2. Jane says:

    Class M license in US. What’s the price tag on this puppy?

    1. Alex Becker says:

      they said 20 something pounds. Which in US is like 30 thousand. I think

      1. Michael Kwan says:

        20k pounds = 40k usd, exchange is about 2:1.

        I’ve seen similar concepts. VW has one too.

  3. Alex Becker says:

    Hey John so you gonna get one?
    Best part was ‘hes my partner and my lover’ lol

  4. Marc says:

    I remember seeing on Daily Planet something similar but way more high performance. was much lower and wider. Think they were building them out of Montreal. I can’t seem to find them online though.

    Given the cars you like John, I think you’d like the Canadian one much better.

    1. John Chow says:

      Are you talking about the T-Rex? That is pretty cool but it don’t lean. http://www.go-t-rex.com/

      1. Marc says:

        Yes, I was thinking of the T-Rex. No it doesn’t lean, but who needs to lean when you’re tearing down the road whipping around corners 😛 Matter of taste I suppose 🙂

        1. John Chow says:

          I love the T Rex! Wouldn’t mind having one of those too. That sucker is fast!

  5. This is directly from the Carver website.

    “The retail price for the North American market is yet to be determined. Considering the required re-engineering and transportation costs, the North American retail price is expected to approximate 45.000 USD for a basic model.”

    This thing looks like crazy fun. I know Merc was also experimenting with something similar but the price tag was way up there.

  6. very sick…i just want to feel what its like to turn on its side like that.

  7. Heywood says:

    John, let’s open a dealership in Japan!
    They’ll sell like hotcakes!

    1. Michael Kwan says:

      This is pretty big big news. *hint hint*

  8. Ryan says:

    Sign me up, too. 😀

    That’s pretty sweet!

  9. Ted says:

    They look like a heap of fun, I want one!!!!

  10. Nomar says:

    CRAZY SEXY DUTCH

    Thats what I like to hear 😀

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