Marshall Motoart builds some of the wildest vehicles around and is quickly becoming known for building some of the most extreme UTV’s. Custom fabricator and founder of Marshall Motoart, Chris Burke is no stranger to the UTV industry. Knowing he was going to be featured on the TV show Destination Polaris for the fourth time, Chris knew it was time to step it up big and build a machine that no one has seen before. Chris and Marshall Motoart created SuperLeggera.
The madness all started with a brand new Polars RZR xp 1000. Chris saved a few parts from the stock machine and then set out to build a work of art. He fabricated a new chassis out of aluminum, in the process he modified it extensively. One of the more notable modifications to SuperLeggera, it is now a single seat machine while still retaining much of the factory appearance. The wheelbase was extended from 90” factory to 105” for a much sleeker look. The roll cage also received extensive modifications making the roof 17” lower than the factory height giving it an almost Indy car look.
It wasn’t enough just to make the car look fast, it had to be fast! Chris went to K&T Performance to get the full big boar and turbo charger treatment. After K&T was finished, Chris had an 1103cc engine capable of producing around 330hp at 25lbs of boost. STM Powersports helped out with the clutching and Muzzys Performance exhaust keeps it sounding awesome. At around 3 times the factory hp and 200 pounds lighter, SuperLeggera has the weight to power ratio of most any super car built today.
A few of the factory body panels were retained and the rest were hand formed out of aluminum by Chris. With the roof so, low Chris had to come up with a way to get into the car but he didn’t want to have a full door on this machine. Chris came up with an innovative and very sleek half door that opens Lambo style. It is a unique way to solve a problem and retain the sleek lines while making this RZR look like a UTV of European decent.
Marshall Motoart truly built a one of a kind work of art, completing it in only three months. The workmanship is excellent, attention to detail is top notch and the design behind SuperLeggera is inspiring.
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K&T Performance – Rods, Pistons, CNC ported big valve head, 1103cc big bore, cams, head studs and turbo kit
Fullerton Sand Sports – 13.00 No.2 15’ paddles with custom cut front rib tires
Fox – Internal Bypass with disc shocks 2.5 front and 3.0 rear
STM Powersports – Rage 8 Z1 clutches
Rugged Radios – Intercom with car 2 car, bluetooth audio, headset, helmet kit and GoPro cable
Muzzy Performance – Black dual exhaust
Assault Industries – Radius rods, tie rods, harness, steering wheel w/disconnect, mirrors, shift knob, and grill
Dynojet – Power Commander, Autotune, and display
Heretic Studio – Halo Headlights
The Powder Lab – All powder coating
Antigravity Batteries – Dual 16 cell lithium batteries
STI Off-road – 32” Rocktane XD tires on 14” HD4 deadlock wheels and 34” Outback Max on 17” HD6 wheels
Summers Brothers Racing – +4 300m axles
Smartwhips – Dual 4’ lighted whips
Aluma/Wasatch trailers – 8114 all aluminum trailer
NXS Designs LLC. – Billet hubs and spherical him balls
Triple X Seats – +2 venom seat
Dark Hour Lighting – Dual 10” single row led lights and 10’ dual row led light
Layton Autobody – All wet paintwork
Rugged Rocks – HD7 GPS
Energycoil – Coils for motor
Marshall Motoart – All Aluminum chassis, +4 all aluminum suspension, Aluminum body panels
– Dry Weight 1180lbs
– Wheelbase 105”
– Roof height lowered 17”
– Chassis stretched 8”
– Body narrowed 5” in front and pinched 13” in the rear