Let’s just say that the Lazareth team has a very unique way of looking at things. They’ve come up with a number of creative customs, including amphibious SUVs and flying motorcycles. Their latest creation might just be their most out-of-the-box thinking yet. The Mini Moke V8M is completely off the wall.
You could be excused for mistaking the V8M for a toy. The vehicle bears a striking resemblance to a Jeep made out of LEGO building blocks. The V8M started out as a Mini Moke—a car first manufactured by the British Motor Corporation in 1964. It continued production until 1968. The Moke was also made in Australia from 1966 to 1982. From 1980 to 1993, production was moved to Portugal. Lazareth has helped create a bit of a revival of the car buy building amphibious versions of the Moke. The latest version may not be amphibious, but it is a holy terror on land. This little car is powered by a 4,700 cc V8 engine that has an output of 460 horsepower and 520 Nm of torque. That’s a bit of an improvement over the original 100 cc Austin engine put in the Mini Moke in 1980. The Mini Moke does come with a simple speedometer, but who really wants to know how fast you’re going in a car that looks like it was made by Mattel? The car is built on an aluminium chassis and rides on 17-inch wheels. The little car only weighs 1,874 pounds, so that engine is more than enough power.
Lazareth built the Mini Moke with exhibition in mind and had the intention of using it for advertising and filming needs. It’s the only one of its kind, with Lazareth not planning on making more. It is available for sale, but you’ll have to reach out to Lazareth to get pricing.