How to make a Supercar - Build a Smart Super Car with a Hayabusa motor
How to make a Super car out of a little one
While surfing thru youtube I found out how easily Portuguese make super cars out of little ones.
Now you are thinking that I am kidding and I understand you because if I had not see it I probably did not believe either.
Just imagine two little Smart Fourtwo...
Smart car history
The idea behind the "Smart car" was to create a vehicle easy to park and short enough to allow "nose-in" parking. Its length of 250 centimeters (98.4 in) would equal the width of a regular parking slot, allowing two or three Smarts to park in the space as one normal car.
The project, started by Swiss watch manufacturer Swatch, was nicknamed the "Swatchmobile". The name Smart is an acronym for Swatch Mercedes ART. Intended to use innovative features (such as a hybrid engine) and be affordable for young people.
Swatch company searched for an established car maker to produce his Swatch car. After General Motors reviewed and rejected the project as potentially unprofitable and then Smart turned to Volkswagen. Due to VW's own financial weakness at the time their plans would never reached a final stage so Swatch teamed up with Daimler-Benz. The purpose-built factory complex Smartville in France was established in 1994 as a joint-venture of both companies.
The final car design proved to be far from Smart's expectations: its eco-technology engine was far from Mercedes' ideas. The joint venture experienced heavy losses and after some disputes Swatch pulled out in 2004.
In 2006, after tapering sales, Smart GmbH was liquidated and its operations were absorbed within the Mercedes-Benz automobile group. It was later revealed that Smart GmbH lost nearly 4 billion euro from 2003 to 2006. In the same year, DaimlerChrysler announced that it would also cancel the Forfour and redesign the Fortwo to debut in Europe in 2007.
Includes model details, specifications, pictures, and links to international sites.
Change their engines
Now suppose you change the motors from those two Smart cars for two powerful Suzuki GSX1000 R motorbike engines.
Can you imagine what will be the final result!?
And the result...
Well, the result can only be intense burned rubber smell in the air and a great adrenalin rush!
Modified Smart car
Even more power
Watch one more transformation made by another crazy Portuguese guy:
a SMART Fourtwo this time with a 1300cc Hayabusa motor!!
This one it´s the Devil in disguise
The smart story is one of entrepreneurial vision and daring. It is a story of innovation and proof that to be successful, even the best ideas must be appropriate for their time.
Ferrari vs Smart car
Portuguese are not the only ones
It is true, Portugal and Greece have many similitude: they are both Mediterranean countries and more important, both have people transforming little Smart cars into monsters!
The Ultimate Smart Car
It caused quite a stir at the Athens Motor Show in November 2005Click thumbnail to view full-size
Unique 'Monster' version of the popular Smart car (called ForFun2) as seen at the Destination Brooklands Smart Car Festival on 28th July 2007, at Mercedes-Benz World, Brooklands.
Slideshow construction of an Ultima GTR kit car
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