By Andrew Liszewski
At some point as a kid I was misled into believing that go-karts, as fun as they are, were inferior miniature versions of cars. And once you reached the age when you were eligible for a drivers license, you could leave the world of go-karting behind. But looking at Dennis Palatov’s DP4 Super Go-Kart, I’m not so sure anymore. Powered by a motorcycle engine and a unique chain drive system, the DP4 can be raced on kart tracks or full-sized courses, and if you have any doubt that a go-kart could provide real thrills, just take a few moments to watch this video of the DP4 passing car after car at the Oregon Raceway Park.
Two versions of the DP4 are apparently available for purchase. A $25,910, two-wheel drive, build-it-yourself kit which includes a GSXR-1000 engine, or for $50,610 you can get a pre-built, 800lb, all-wheel drive DP4 with a 1400cc 200HP turbocharged Hayabusa engine. In other words, the decision has already been made for you.