When a motorcyclist ends up under a car there’s usually only going to be one winner but here’s one case where the unexpected happens.
For a start the bike and its rider are not your average combination. This is Chris ‘The Stalker’ Walker on his Kawasaki ZX-10R Ninja Superbike. He’s well known for being a bit handy on two wheels.
The car and its driver aren’t typical either. Behind the wheel you’ll find Paul Swift, stunt driver extraordinaire. He’s the sort of man who enjoys driving a car on two wheels as much as four.
Then there’s the car itself. It’s one of just 28 Alfa Romeo Mito Quadrifoglio Verde SBK Limited Editions that are about to go on sale in the UK. The MiTo has been picked as the official safety car for the 2013 FIM Superbike Championship and to celebrate Alfa have produced this special SBK edition.
The SBK is essentially a 170bhp MiTo Quadrifoglio Verde, or Cloverleaf to you and me, that’s been adorned with SBK stickers. The Solid Black paintwork features them down the sides, on the bonnet and on the boot-lid. Add to that a body kit with side skirts and rear spoiler, as well as 18-inch wheels and bright red Brembo brake callipers that match the Alfa Red roof and you have a distinctive little hot hatch.
On the inside you get Alcantara-lined Sabelt seats with carbon-fibre backs (usually a £2k option!) and a SBK Limited Edition numbered plaque on the dashboard. There are sporty pedals too, red stitching in the leather and a carbon-fibre look to the dash.
Oh, sorry, you wanted to know about the stunt? It’s been dubbed ‘The Undertaker’ because, well, as you’ll see in the video the bike undertakes the car. But not in the way you were thinking!
Before you start thinking up setting up a ramp on the street outside your house and asking your mate to try squeezing under your car on his bike … professional drivers, closed circuit, blah, blah, blah.
Fancy a MiTo Quadrifoglio Verde SBK Limited Edition? It’s priced at £21,595 on the road, which sounds like a lot for a MiTo but you are saving around £1,200 over a similarly equipped Cloverleaf, and with only 28 on sale you’re unlikely to ever find yourself parked next to an identical car.