World’s only stretch Smart car unveiled
Carbonyte, the UK-based creator of the world’s first Ferrari‘limousine’ has unveiled its latest canny conversion — the world’s onlystretched Smart Car, the Carbonyte Smaaart.
Carbonyte, the UK-based creator of the world’s first Ferrari ‘limousine’ has unveiled its latest canny conversion — the world’s only stretched Smart Car, the Carbonyte Smaaart.
They took a tiny Smart Fortwo and stretched its chassis by 2700 mm, to create a vehicle 17 feet (5100 mm) long. Despite growing to over twice its normal length (2695 mm), the Smaaart’s new lightweight alloy chassis allows the vehicle to be powered by its original 600 cc engine and still comfortably reach highway speeds of close to 130 km/h.
In all, the build process took just 300 man hours over four weeks.
The prototype Smaaart has been designed as a promotional vehicle, featuring a 20:1 scale fibre-glass replica soft drinks can, complete with ring-pull, which serves as van-like storage space for promotional items.
The Smaaart can be liveried to any client’s design choice and hired on a daily basis — or custom vehicles can be manufactured for individual clients to lease or purchase outright at a projected cost of around $50,000.