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Stretched Smart ForTwo news - Smarter by half - 2008
Not content with winding
up Ferrari’s legal team with their 360 limousine, the boys from Carbonyte are at it again with
a stretched Smart ForTwo.
After the monster truck Smart, we guess
this had to happen sooner or later. At 17 foot long, the Smaaart (Carbonyte’s
name, not ours) is over twice the length of a normal ForTwo, and has been
designed by ex-McLaren man Chris Wright.
You might assume that a double-size Smart
would require an engine more meaty than the ForTwo’s 600cc unit. Not so.
Carbonyte has left the Smart’s
three-cylinder engine in stock form, but asserts that - thanks to the new
lightweight alloy chassis - it can ‘still comfortably reach motorway cruising
speeds of 80mph’. We’re sure they mean 70mph. We’re not sure how long it’ll
take to get there.
The resemblance to a popular brand of
revitalising fizzy drink isn’t accidental. The Smaaart, says Carbonyte, will be
used as a promotional vehicle for soft drinks manufacturers and can be bought
outright for about £25 grand.
Carbonyte adds that it plans to take the
Smaaart into the funeral industry, for those who want ‘an individual yet
environmentally friendly hearse’.
You know what
they say. If you’re going to go, you might as well go in a giant can of Red
Bull. Gives you wiiiiiiiings.