A tour of the 2020 Vanderhall Venice GT March 16, 2020 Technology Adam Waheed SHARE The Vanderhall Motor Works Venice GT can be driven in California without a motorcycle endorsement. However, driver and passenger are required to wear a DOT-labeled helmet. Adam Waheed We love the not so subtle styling touches of the wood-grain steering wheel and chrome bump shifter. Adam Waheed Vanderhall Motor Works’ Venice GT simulates the driving experience of an open-wheel roadster. Adam Waheed The Venice GT rolls on a set of 18-inch cast alloy wheels. Each wheel hides a single-piston hydraulic disc brake that feels sharp and is very adept at shedding speed. Adam Waheed Although they look like roll bars, Vanderhall is quick to point out that the Venice GT is not subject to federal mandated crash testing. Therefore, it calls this component “hoops.” Adam Waheed As opposed to other autocycles, the Venice GT is front-wheel drive with a 75/25 weight distribution. Adam Waheed We appreciate the classic look and touch of the Venice GT’s interior. Adam Waheed A Vanderhall what? We go for a ride, er, drive, in Vanderhall Motor Works’ premium Venice GT reverse trike. Adam Waheed The Venice GT offers the look and feel of a classic car. We are especially fond of its low hood line which not only looks neat but makes it easy to see the road during drives. Adam Waheed The Venice GT rear suspension mounts directly between the frame and single-sided swingarm. Adam Waheed F1-style pushrod suspension makes for a shorter hood line versus a typical MacPherson setup. Adam Waheed The Venice GT is powered by a GM-sourced 1,485cc inline-four engine as used in 2016 and newer Chevrolet Malibu cars. The engine features direct fuel injection, turbocharging, and variable valve timing. Adam Waheed Spent fuel is expelled from a pair of 3-inch slash-cut exhaust pipes. The exhaust note offers a pleasing growl at any rpm. Adam Waheed MORE TO READ RELATED Bipedal Japanese Robot Will Walk on the Moon by 2015 The privately-funded Japanese robot will plant a flag and, um, yeah, that's it READ NOW RELATED Video: Rescuing Disaster Victims With Snake Robots Deployed By Dogs Dogs and robots are both known for their... RELATED Gearing Up for Future Mars Romps Souped-up rovers should boost extraterrestrial research.