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The Super Comtesse is an updated version of the Mini-Comtesse, which was famous for its instability. The Super Comtesse was produced eliminating the 3-wheel design, and used a conventional (and more stable) 4-wheel layout. Hydraulic brakes were also added, and the vehicle size was increased, although this is still a one-passenger vehicle. The motor and drive
was also moved to the rear to help improve drivability.
Country of Origin: Angers, France
Drivetrain Configuration: Rear-engine, rear-wheel drive
Engine: Single cylinder, 49cc Sachs, 2-stroke, air-cooled, 3 HP
Transmission: Centrifugal clutch, 2-speed with reverse
Top Speed: 25 MPH
Years of Production: 1978-1981
Number Produced: About 18,000 (all models)
Original Cost: $4,000