• Oct 16, 2009

Drifting Smart fortwo - Click above to watch the video after the jump

There are some images that don't fit into Newton's laws of physics. In nature, flying pigs and twinkle-toed Grizzly Bears come to mind. On the track, we can't think of many things more odd-looking than a drifting Smart ForTwo. After all, it's about as tall as it is long, and it's awfully narrow, too. It's like drifting a postal truck... only smaller... and less agile... and more prone to flipping on its side.

That didn't stop one pioneering tuner from turning the ForTwo into the ultimate lunchbox drifter. The white Smart looks to be modded to the hilt with an overhauled powertrain ('Busa, anyone?), exhaust and larger wheels and tires. Those wheels are also pushed out by several inches as evidenced by the bulging wheel arches. Hit the jump to watch the video shot in Japan. The drifting of this one-of-a-kind Smart car won't make anyone think about Ken Block or Rhys Millen, but this little two seater can sure get around the track, spitting flames in the process.

[Source: Wrecked Magazine]



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      • 5 Years Ago
      looks like someone pushing a shopping cart around the lot...
      • 5 Years Ago
      That 'Busa motor will sit very nicely in a Smart Roadster, smack a turbo on it and let the chaos commence!
      • 5 Years Ago
      Wonder how it would do with a pro drifter in the seat... SWB, light, high horse power, RWD... could you imagine that on formula drift?
      • 5 Years Ago
      This is the kind of smart car I would drive
      • 5 Years Ago
      The smart in the vid is a Smartuki http://www.smartuki.com/ which has a gsxr 1000 engine in it. They sell kits to make the modification but its rather expensive for what it is
        • 5 Years Ago
        Hi
        We are Smartuki and like the last poster says this is one of ours. This one has a GSXR1000 K2 engine in it and it has not been tuned, just a PCIII fitted to sort the fueling out.
        People that say the conversion is expensive have generally not thought about it. The final drive / lsd alone in this car costs around $2500 from Quaiffe, you get what you pay for...
      • 5 Years Ago
      This is why I wish Forza3 has a Smart in it. MOTOR SWAPS.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Either that guy got mad skills or the smart was heavily modified. Drifiting a short wheelbase car is incredibly hard, it literally like balancing a knife while running on a tight rope. Remember this top gear video? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m2ku5r0f0tU
      • 5 Years Ago
      i find the idea pretty atrackting to me.
      driving a car with a rpm sound from a motor cycle engine.

      : )

      love it.
      • 5 Years Ago
      it would be nice if you could get a widebody kit for the 4/2 here in the states.
      Also, it would be great if there was someone out there with a blog that showed how to stick a Busa lump in the back of a 4/2.

      THAT would have me out shopping for a wrecked 4/2.
      • 5 Years Ago
      For a second I thought I was watching the 3rd installment of the go-kart feature article.
      • 5 Years Ago
      How many hyabusa powered Smart Cars do we have to see before Suzuki finally does this to one of its Kei cars.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Total death trap. I love it.

      It'd likely be faster with less power, but not nearly as fun.
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