This is probably the strangest 'car' you'll ever see

The E-Spider can travel up and down 70-percent grades and across grades of 50 percent while the long, individually articulated legs can keep all four wheels stuck to the ground.

The Swincar E-spider

A French creation, the Swincar E-Spider has independent suspension and an electric motor for each of its four wheels, allowing it to be extremely agile and able to navigate through nearly anything in its way. The vehicle, if it can be called that, uses a technology that lets each axle arm and wheel function on their own, creating one versatile ATV.

According to the company, the E-Spider can travel up and down 70-percent grades and across grades of 50 percent while the long, individually articulated legs can keep all four wheels stuck to the ground, Auto Guide reports.

According to the report, each wheel is driven by either a 1 or 1.5 kW motor, delivering huge amounts of torque almost instantly. Beneath the driver’s legs is a battery pack with 2, 4 or 6 kWh storage, depending on the vehicle’s specifications. Surprisingly, the Swincar E-Spider is steered through a traditional steering wheel that turns the front and rear wheels in opposition.

Pascal Rambaud, Jerome Arsac and Thierry James created the Swincar, and it has been in development for eight years and is almost production-ready.

Watch a video showing the E-Spider's capabilities below:

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