RR of the Day: SMART Roadster

Whether or not we'll ever see a variant of the SMART Roadster stateside, we'll get to live vicariously through a reader going by the name pixelthing, who seems to be enjoying his diminutive two-seater while exploring the world through the lens of his camera.

For the uninitiated, the Roadster began life back in 2003 and has shown that a city car manufacturer can breathe some driving enjoyment into an otherwise staid means of transportation. Based off of a stretched ForTwo platform, the Roadster came equipped with a turbo'd three-cylinder, sending power to the rear wheels via a six-speed, sequential transmission. Although the engine only produces between 60 and 80 hp, it is more than willing to motivate the roadster's 1,700 lbs. with ease.

However, our favorite version of the SMART Roadster has to be the Brabus-tuned version, equipped with a bi-turbo V6, sharing the same power-to-weight ratio with the last generation Porsche Carrera 4S.

Until Project Kimber births an AC product with the underpinnings of the Roadster, we'll have to settle for adoring the futuristic coupe from afar. Enjoy it pixelthing and keep up with the photos.

If you'd like to see your own ride featured here, simply upload photos of your ride into our Flickr group . We select one image to highlight each week day, and on the weekend let you vote for the RR of the Week. Detailed instructions can be found after the jump.

How to submit to RR of the Day:

Create a
Flickr account if you don't already have one. Search for and join the group called ' Autoblog RR of the Day '. Upload up to three photos of your ride to your own account at a size no larger than 450 pixels wide if possible and include as much information about it and yourself as possible. Even if your ride is sweet, it will not be chosen if there's not a lot of info accompanying it. Click on each photo and just above the picture it will say "Send to group". Click that and select the Autoblog group. You're done, that's it!

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