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British Company Builds Adult-Sized Little Tikes Cozy Coupe

The automotive world is full of diverse passions, some mainstream, some downright bizarre or amusing. As far as the Little Tikes Cozy Coupe is concerned, we're pretty sure we know which category it fits into.
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No, were not talking about the children's plastic toy car you pick up for your toddler, but a full-size replica based on a Daewoo Matiz. For those of you who don't know what that is, that's the predecessor of the Chevy Spark, built before General Motors took Daewoo Motors and turned it into GM Korea. If a head-turning vehicle is what you're after, this is right up there with the LaFerrari and Pagani Huayra!

We asked ourselves what kind of company could ever dream up such a creation and started doing a bit of digging Turns out this tinker toy for adults is made by British firm called Attitude Autos from Ambrosden, Oxfordshire. The company is run by brothers John and Geoff Bitmead and their friend Nigel Douglas.

The "official" video they released shows a Bond Bug in the background. If you're not into fiberglass cars from the 70s, you're probably not committed enough to own a roadworthy version of a children's toy car.

Talking about commitment, it took the owner a whopping 1,000 hours to strip the Matiz to its bones, chop a section of the chassis and craft a carbon copy of a toy. From what we gather, a 0.8-liter engine is used to power this crazy contraption, delivering 50 horses of power and capable of a top speed in the region of 70 mph (113 km/h).

Would you ever want to go faster in a car with no windscreen and the chopped chassis from a 90s Korean car? We think not. Totally random and yet cool enough to make you laugh – it just had to be British!

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