Smartuki

02005-09-03 | Uncategorized | 2 comments

Speedy Smart: The GSXR-powered “Smartuki”
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Suzuki GSXR1000-powered Smart, with technical aid from the UK’s Seton racing and tuning shop Z Cars. The moto motor that powers the Fortwo has been upclocked to 180hp — a long way from the stock model’s 60hp — with a redline of 13,000rpm, and linked to a Cosworth differential. Too much power for a road-egg to handle? Not exactly. It nearly matched a Mistubishi Evo FQ-330 in an Autosport Magazine head-to-head test.
Smart Car plus GSXR equals ‘Smartuki,’ a VERY Smart Car
(Via Jalopnik)

For about three seconds it seems like great fun to pull up next to a Ford Mustang in one these cars and challenge for a duel on city streets…

2 Comments

  1. Carol

    Fascinating site. When Jeff wrote and thanked me for sending such a “fun site”, I could just know what he was thinking. He’s brought many a sick Harley as well as people back to health. He loves to built pretty creative go-carts, etc, for friends, and talks of building hover crafts, etc. I think it’s going to be an incentive to him.
    I thank you. My sons thank you.

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  2. Tyler Love

    This is a bit misleading, the GSX-R1000 engine has 180hp bone stock they are just dropping it in to these things. I would imagine it is also extremely hard on the little GSX-R transmission having a lot more weight on it than it was designed to have, and the redline is actually 14000rpm

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