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New Piaggio dealer launches first Ape Cross Racing model

The Ape Cross Racing model is powered by a 102 cc engine rather than the standard 49 cc
The Ape Cross Racing model is powered by a 102 cc engine rather than the standard 49 cc
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by Tom Walsh

Mach-V, a Surrey-based tuner, has become the UK's latest Piaggio dealer and to celebrate has released its first Ape Cross Racing model.

This version brings together the spirit of Italy in a three-wheeled pickup and was the appropriate choice at the Italian Day (Auto Italia) event in Brooklands, Weybridge on 4 May.

The racing model is powered by a 102 cc engine as opposed to the standard 49 cc unit and is part of the company's Malossi racing kit, complete with lowered suspension and bespoke body panels for competitive events.

Following its success at Auto Italia, the vehicle will take part in the dedicated Ape racing series which kicks off at Rye House, Herefordshire, on 9 June.

Malcolm Machu, owner of Mach-V, said: "The racing version is a fun way to show and exploit the Ape's potential, not just as a commercial vehicle, perfect for small businesses, but also as an inexpensive runaround with unique capabilities."

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