The Smart Car from Daimler Chrysler has hit our shores. Saw one on I-80 just the other day. The Smart comes stock with a 3 cylinder, 71 hp engine, gets 40mpg, but uses premium gas (??!!) At under 12 grand, that’s probably all you’ll need to get the groceries and visit Grandma from time to time.
BUT… swap in a Hayabusa motorcycle engine and now you really have something. A veritable screamer. The new version has been dubbed “Diablo.” I’ve enclosed a couple of videos with this post of just such “Smart ‘Busas.” The first is a demonstration (just foolin’ around) of some of the capabilities of this car/engine matchup. The second is a dragrace between a Smart Busa and a Ferrari. Watch below.
(Submitted by Bruno)