Video: Swincar - The ultimate off-roader?

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Swincar video

When it comes to taking on serious off-road courses, we all like to make sure that we've got a capable set of wheels beneath our bottoms. But it turns out you don't need to spend big money or have an oversized 4x4 to attack some of the most tricky terrain imaginable.

What you need, it turns out, is a Swincar –a minute off-roader that is more than capable of scaling near vertical slopes and tackling rough surfaces, thanks to its unusual, spindly insect-like construction.

It may look like a disjointed wheelchair, with four corners that can move independently, letting the driver lean into corners like a biker, but this odd creation's flexibility is the key in helping it to traverse gullies, bumpy ground and even negotiate steep slopes.

Best of all, it's powered by electricity, meaning that you don't have to feel guilty after going for a drive in – or should that be over – the countryside.