Matthew Zammit is no stranger to racing, having started karting way before the age of 18. What began as a hobby with karting eventually became his full-time job. Today, he works as a mechanic, servicing cars and motorbikes at his workshop. Not only that, but his family includes several racecar drivers, so you could safely say that motorsport is in his blood.

Matthew regularly competes in hillclimbs and has participated in—and won—many tournaments in Malta and internationally. He’s no stranger to strange, crazy race car projects and creations. The AMZ 284 featured in this video is his, and his father’s, latest project; a crazy two-engine 4WD home-built racecar.

This “pure racing machine” was engineered by placing two motorbike engines in a homemade sports prototype, and linking them in a chain-driven system. The father-son duo spent over two years labouring over this project, and it’s still a work in progress as Matthew claims the car can be made even lighter and more powerful.

Make sure you don’t miss out on the ride-along starting at 07:32 in the video. We used an FPV racing drone tracking the car, alongside some cool 360° footage from the AMZ 284 in action; taking you along for the ride – another first in the Car Stories series.

Mark

Mark

Mark runs a digital marketing agency, which is as far as you can get from nerding out on cars. That hasn’t stopped him from spending afternoons underneath cars pretending to know what he’s doing, before calling a knowledgeable friend. He doesn’t understand SUVs, and will try convince you, unsuccessfully, that you’re better off with a fast wagon.