Jumbo Shrimp: Smart Car Conversion


Some have wondered if America will accept the Smart Car; Certainly this modest modification will be welcome. It has a little more ground clearance (65 cm) an addtional engine (a 5.7 litre six cylinder diesel) and a better view- you sit almost 3 metres (10 feet) up. The original three-cylinder diesel is retained to turn two big wind-up keys in the back of the car. Built by Mercedes-Benz in Athens, no word on fuel efficiency. ::National Post