he idea that Andrew Fern had in 2006 was very simple: the creation of an all-terrain vehicle. To put it simply, a one-of-a-kind skateboard which will be fast and have the capacity to dominate any terrain. Scarpar – the name which was given to it was befitting too. Not only did it go on to become a hot favorite, but also was talked about in numerous websites. However, that was 7 years ago.
In these 7 years, Fern’s dream project has been on the verge of oblivion and the verge of release a lot of times. But this time, it’s real. And the Scarpar is ready for a commercial release.
What is Scarpar all about?
Scraper behaves like a skateboard. Unlike a tank which has two parallel tracks, the tracks of Scarpar are placed one in front and one at the rear. As the tracks need to turn on a dime, Scarpar required more than 150 custom parts, and a complex amount of engineering.
Initially, the Scarpar’s prototype version had a combustion engine at the center. However, this engine didn’t allow the use of conventional engine belts as the gap between the tracks and the engine would be changing constantly. So, Scarpar went electric. As going electric would deliver plenty of torque, the top speed of Scarpar has been fixed at 50 km/hr due to safety reasons. But the battery used to run the Scarpar also comes with a drawback. It can not be used more than an hour at a time. So, is it enough? Extra batteries will be made available, but it will add to the cost a bit.
The final price of the Scarpar has not been set yet, but Fern has confirmed that it is going to be between $4,500-$5,000. Although it might prove to be a tough buy of some people, but Fern is sure about a positive hold on the market.
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