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Smart car a monster truck May 9, 2007

Posted by grhomeboy in Racing & Motors.
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Inferiority complex? Who, me?

smartcars.jpg  Designed by Greek 4×4 champion Stefan Attart together with Mercedes-Benz Greece, the forfun² looks more like a kid’s plaything than something you’d actually be able to manoeuvre over rocky landscapes. But this is precisely what it’s been masterminded to do.

Unimog engine and transmission aside, the super-sized vehicle flashes oversized tyres with 26-inch rims, a six-cylinder diesel engine and a ground clearance of 2ft. It’s also fitted with an aluminium safety cage and special shock absorbers with manually controlled air suspension for tackling steep downhill slopes.

But the fact that you’ll need a step ladder to hop aboard isn’t the only thing stopping you getting behind the driver’s seat of this baby: the forfun² is a one-off. Smart’s more traditional range is available over at www.smart.com/uk or visit http://www1.smart.com, http://www.daimlerchrysler.com

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