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Meet the Smart Fortwo that should be competing in the 2013 Dakar Rally [w/video]

by George Kennedy (RSS feed) on Dec 28th, 2012 at 8:01PM

When it comes to specialty applications of the Smart Fortwo, "off-road motorsports" may seem about as likely as "amphibious assault vehicle." Yet a team has come up with just that (the former, not the latter), creating a rally-ready runabout dubbed the Smart Dakar. The team used a Fortwo to create a "Smart Buggy 4x4." The creator's website claims that the vehicle is in compliance with FIA regulations, and weighs only 750 kilograms (1,653 pounds). As the name suggests, the intent of this vehicle is to compete in the Dakar Rally, and it looks the part. It may be the most hard-nosed Smart... Read More

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