This £3000 Smart ForTwo Has A 160bhp, Mid-Mounted 1.8

Fancy a track car with a difference? This 2003 Smart has the rear sub-frame of an MG F, complete with a 1.8-litre K-Series inline-four
This £3000 Smart ForTwo Has A 160bhp, Mid-Mounted 1.8

The original Smart car doesn’t seem like the best starting point for a track car, but this is no ordinary ForTwo. That’s because behind the driver and passenger seats, you’ll find not a piddly inline-three, but a 1.8-litre Rover K-Series engine packing 160bhp. Oh yes.

You might be wondering exactly how the hell that fits, and the answer is simple: there isn’t really any stock ForTwo left at the rear axle. Instead, someone’s transplanted the entire rear subframe from an MG F roadster.

This £3000 Smart ForTwo Has A 160bhp, Mid-Mounted 1.8

That means - unlike the standard car - it’s now technically mid-engined rather than rear. The kerb weight will have no doubt gone up from the 730kg factory figure, but not enough to stop this from being one very fast Smart.

The car’s front hubs have been altered, allowing for the fitting of MG F wheels and brakes. On the inside you’ll find an MG F instrument binnacle too.

This £3000 Smart ForTwo Has A 160bhp, Mid-Mounted 1.8

The final touch? That’d be two massive fans to extract heat from the engine bay, which look a little like something you’d find at the back of a gaming PC. Other than that, there aren’t many clues as to what’s lurking under the skin of this Smart.

Interested? It’s being sold on eBay for £2995, and has a valid MOT until November.

eBay auction via Project Cars UK



This is brilliant. I love that they’ve left the bodywork untouched, it makes this a proper Q-car!

03/12/2018 - 13:28 |
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Seth 3

Wasn’t there a mini cooper with a hayabusa engine in it or something? Those 2 should race each other

03/12/2018 - 13:28 |
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Martin Burns

In reply to by Seth 3

Some say that it made so much power that it left Earth’s atmosphere when it ran a 1/4 mile drag… never to be seen again… probably challenging the Tesla Roadster and co-driver David Bowie to a race somewhere near Mars…

03/12/2018 - 15:27 |
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imagine racing this smart and suddenly you hear ,,Cant Touch This,,

03/12/2018 - 13:34 |
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Nishant Dash

This vs B16 Mini…we need to see it happen! Or a CBR swapped N600

03/12/2018 - 13:49 |
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03/13/2018 - 04:43 |
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Your gran is like “ooh lovely. A nice quaint ride…”

03/12/2018 - 16:03 |
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Porsche 959 (CarThrottle's only Facel Vega fanboy, still act

If you want a fun sleeper, this would be a Smart purchase.

03/12/2018 - 18:24 |
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Driver a Rover- engined car with a Seat steering wheel with a Smart emblem on it and a MG gauge cluster. That’s all I ever wanted in a car!

03/12/2018 - 19:28 |
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Such firewall

03/12/2018 - 20:06 |
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Griffin Mackenzie

Not the k series I had in mind

03/12/2018 - 21:46 |
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The correct k series

03/12/2018 - 22:34 |
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Racing Prius (No Character limit aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa
03/12/2018 - 22:23 |
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