The British tend to do things a little differently from the rest of us. They drive on the other side of the road with the steering wheel on the other side of the car (yes, I know they aren't the only country to do that, but work with me here). They often drink their beer without first chilling it. They eat steak and kidney pie (which if you've never tried it, is actually quite good!) and they came up with adding a second story to their buses. Now that
Mitsubishi has launched the i mini-car in UK market, Smart has some new competition. The i is very much like a
Smart ForTwo in layout and looks but with the addition of a second row seat and two extra doors. To see if the Smart could still compete, the crew at Fifth Gear (the other British
car show) decided to create a four seater Smart. While the crew at
Top Gear might have sliced the
front end off two cars and welded them together nose to nose, the Fifth Gear team took a more distinctly British approach... the double-decker Smart. The beauty of the plan is that it maintains the Smart's perpendicular parking capability. When it comes to acceleration however ... not so much. And then there is the moose test. Check it all out after the jump.
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