While most of us are contemplating snow or at least see lower than usual temperatures, Vanderhall – a three wheeler specialist – has decided to dream a dream of summer.
This is because they decided to present the Venice Roadster as their most affordable model, instead of the $49,950 Laguna. The new base model called Venice is keeping the car-like side-by-side seating arrangement while boasting some interesting motorcycle inspiration. Kicking off at $29,950, the base model drops Laguna’s hand-laid carbon fiber body for composite panels wrapped around the same mono-aluminum chassis that will deliver a dry weight of just 1,375 pounds (623 kilograms). We can all imagine it’s going to be fun to drive, with motivation provided by a General Motors engine.
The turbocharged 1.4-liter gasoline engine is packing 200 hp and has been linked to a six-speed automatic, with the Venice hitting 60 mph (96 kph) from a standstill in no more than five seconds on its way to about 130 mph (210 kph). With the driving pleasure segment resolved, the Venice also offers basic creature comfort perks – heated seats, audio system featuring Bluetooth connectivity, ABS, brake assist, and “performance rotors and calipers”. The retro-flavored body only gets three shades to choose from – Charcoal Grey, Abyss Black, and Frost White.