What could be more fun than roaring around tarmac driving a go-kart? Going off-road of course. And that’s what’s being offered by Marcel Beltran and his French Kart – an all-electric, all-terrain thrill machine that’s been in development since 2012. After a dozen or so prototypes, the quiet off-roader has hit Kickstarter to raise production funds.
As with many places around the world, karting is very popular in France – enjoyed by enthusiasts in their free time and as an official sport. In either case, it can serve as a training ground for future F1 drivers (Ayrton Senna, Michael Schumacher and Lewis Hamilton all got a taste for motorsport on karts). Those wanting to venture beyond tarmac may have to climb inside the cages of pint-sized buggies, but the French Kart is a little different.