You are here

Watch: the drag-racing V8 Smart car

Read more on:

Fuel efficiency, diminutive proportions, delicate packaging - just some of the things this Smart ForTwo lacks.

That’s because it’s got a big block V8 in it. As in Chevy’s sledgehammer of an engine, designed to power GM’s land whales of the fifties and sixties.

Unfortunately, the owner’s neglected to tell us which one - the possibilities range from 5.7-litres to 9.4-litres - but it’ll be a tad more torquey than the 68lb ft 999cc triple Daimler fitted originally.

Now watch it make a pass at No Limit Raceway in Morocco, Indiana. Certainly beats the mods being made to Smarts in San Francisco…

Share this page: 

What do you think?

This service is provided by Disqus and is subject to their privacy policy and terms of use. Please read Top Gear’s code of conduct (link below) before posting.

Promoted content