The Finncat was first produced in 1978 in Uleaborg, Finland after five years of testing by the inventor Jorma Pohjola. It has a unique steering system. The track is made from 13 pieces of stretchable plastic and will stretch like an accordion in the front on the opposite side of the turn, which will allow more lift on the exterior side of the turn, which pulls the vehicle in the other direction.
Only about 10 units were made in 1979 & 80 in a cooperation with Aktiv in Sweden, a producer of snowmobiles. The cooperation was discontinued due to quality problems.
This Finncat is powered by a Rotax 2 stroke, 2 cyl. 496cc engine with electric start. Other engines included Arctic Spirit (Suzuki) & Hirth. It weighs 595 lbs. It has a motorcycle type throttle and a transmission with 2 speeds forward, neutral and reverse.
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