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Posted: 10 Feb 2014
If you wish every driver on the road to know you have issues with entering adulthood, there's now a car for you
Know the adorable ‘Little Tikes' kids' buggy, the one that sells nearly 150,000 units every year in the UK, thus making it our country's best-selling ‘car'?
Well, now brothers John and Geoff Bitmead have created a full-sized, road-legal version. For grown-ups. Based on a Daewoo Matiz, it'll do 0-60mph in 17 seconds and cruise happily at 70mph on the motorway, which possibly represents a performance improvement over the original Matiz.
"Since making it, we've taken it out on a few trips and people can't believe their eyes," chuckles John Bitmead. The brothers estimate the project cost around £35,000 in parts and man-hours. Which means they could have had a new Porsche Cayman instead. Discuss.