And you thought the Smart fortwo was small: An enterprising 47-year-old fellow named Perry Watkins took a Postman Pat--a popular toy car in Europe--and converted it into a 39-inch-tall, 26-inch-wide vehicle that is known as the World's Smallest Street-Legal Car.
As Autoblog reports, Watkins gutted the toy car, added a steel frame to the fiberglass shell, and then sat the whole thing on a quad chassis. The little car gets its oomph from a 150cc, four-stroke, single-cylinder engine hooked to the rear wheels. To make it street legal, Watkins added working headlights, taillights, windshield wipers, turn signals, and a horn, not to mention a license plate.
Supposedly, the thing gets 70 miles per gallon and can hit a top speed of 40 mph--assuming that you have the stomach for it. I don't think you could get me in this thing if you tried. But that doesn't mean it isn't hilarious--and totally awesome. Short video after the break. (Thanks to Warren W for sending this in.)
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