smart fortwo From Hell Has a Big Block V8

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Especially in Europe, there are quite a number of ways in which you can transform a lilliputian and mildly-slow smart fortwo into one of the fastest horror shows on wheels, and we mean that in the good way.
We're positive that many of you know about the famed smartuki conversions, in which the three-cylinder underneath the luggage compartment in a smart fortwo is replaced with a screaming four-cylinder from a Suzuki “Gixxer” bike.

Certain corners of YouTube are filled with monster bike-engined smart fortwos if you know where to look, but nowhere have we found a smart such as crazy as the one in the following short video. Sure, the smart fortwo off-road concept, based on a Mercedes-Benz Unimog chassis might have something to say about that, but this fortwo dragster has other qualities.

In short, this is a smart fortwo body on top of what looks like a custom-made chassis, powered by a... Chevrolet Big Block engine, which we sincerely want to have a look at, as those massive V8 units can occupy quite a lot of space.

There is no technical information about the car or the engine at this point, but looking at the exhaust headers poking out from behind the front wheels we suspect that the engine was somehow shoehorned in the front, while the driver is sitting on top of the driveshaft.

As this is a test run, the time on the drag strip is irrelevant, especially since it seems that it wasn't very good anyway for the amount of power that the monster under that tiny hood must make.

We've also added a video of a smart that has apparently been fitted with a turbocharged Suzuki Hayabusa engine for good measure, just to see how Europeans get crazy when modifying their smart fortwos.

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About the author: Alex Oagana
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Alex handled his first real steering wheel at the age of five (on a field) and started practicing "Scandinavian Flicks" at 14 (on non-public gravel roads). Following his time at the University of Journalism, he landed his first real job at the local franchise of Top Gear magazine a few years before Mircea (Panait). Not long after, Alex entered the New Media realm with the project.
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