This Is The World’s Fastest Smart: Video
Earlier this month, we featured a video of a Smart car that could do wheel stands and outrun Mustangs. With a new 1.5-liter powerplant boosted by 28 psi from an aftermarket blower, the commuter-turned-dragster ran mid-12 quarters and looked stock enough to drive your Grandma to the airport. The above-featured Smart,however, is no sleeper. It too can prop itself up on two wheels, but this one needs a wheelie bar. The interior is stripped and caged, and out back you’ll find a set of massive steamroller drag slicks. Total output is roughly 725 horsepower. The end result is a claim to fastest Smart car in the world.
All things considered, though, it’s hard to call this a Smart car at all, especially when you hear the 555-cube BBC V-8 that powers it. However, you can call it the “Nu Big Thing,” so christened by its owner, Mark Cryer. Seen here running at Route 66 Raceway in Joliet, Illinois, Cryer managed a fastest time of 10.26 at 130.83.
Mark is still making adjustments, but expects to get into the nines sometime this year, which is certainly doable when considering the power and weight in play.
While not quite as low-key as the other Smart dragster, it’s hard to dislike something this wild. It’s like a mouse that was bombarded by gamma rays, and now roams the forest looking for bears to beat up. Hopefully, Cryer will keep us updated on the latest kills from the strip.
In the meantime, who will step up to challenge the new record?