It is amazing what you will find on the Internet. Just the other day we came across this outlandish city car dressed up to look like a McLaren Formula 1 car on the online media sharing site, Flickr. There are times when tuners go a bit too far; this particular Smart car is one such example. Obviously this Smart owner is a fan of McLaren’s F1 efforts from the turn of the century painting his compact city car in the traditional silver and black livery of the car that took Finish Formula One racing legend to back to back world championships, noted by the very exceptional number 1 on the bonnet. Aside from the paintwork, the Smart car is mostly stock, except for the massive aerofoil found at the nose of the car and the blistered fenders in the back.

However, there are a few similarities between the Smart and the McLaren Formula 1 car. They are both powered by an engine that came from Mercedes Benz that is mounted in the mid ship position somewhere in between the front and rear wheels and it is rear wheel drive, albeit a lot less powerful. Come to think of it, the F1 car didn’t have that nice of an interior.


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  (477) posted on 02.7.2010

You know I have found that in almost everything that has an engine and runs, we all find a way to race it. Scooters, tractors, karts etc. I wonder why there hasn’t been any race with the Smart car lines just yet.

MacGshinsetsu  (11) posted on 08.26.2009

In my time here in germany i have never seen a more awsome smart car and there have been some interesting ones. the was one that even put a busa’ motor in it.

MacGshinsetsu  (314) posted on 08.24.2009

This looks like a promotional car. But the idea is very interesting and fancy. I love the way we see little cars like smart can sport perfectly flashy paint and colors.

BMWM6  (488) posted on 08.24.2009

not bad i liked an AMG smartcar

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