This Tiny 'Smart Car' Has a Big Block V8 Engine

Published May 1, 2014 553,668 Plays

Rumble / Full Throttle CarsA mammoth Chevrolet Big Block V8 engine inside of a tiny Smart ForTwo car! If you want one, that is too bad, because this is a Frankenstein monster of a car! Youtuber Keith Pufahl made a hot rod out of the body of the Smart ForTwo and added the guts of a Chevy. He's not the actual owner of the ForTwo, Keith actually built a custom chassis that can fit the ForTwo. There's nothing underneath except a tube frame, the engine and the seat – the driver's helmet is just a hair away from the rear glass.

Ain't hot rodding great? You can stuff the biggest possible engine into the smallest possible car and make a working vehicle out of it! Maybe not for the streets in your city, but you can definitely take it here, at No Limit Raceway in Morocco, Indiana.

This isn't just some guy's basement experiment. Have you seen the wheelie bars, the slicks and skinnies on that car? Keith isn't messing around! These guys in Russia might have made a Frankenstein too, but this one is classy!

After it's first passes at No Limit, Keith says that the Chevy ForTwo will undergo more tuning. He admits that the car could go a lot faster on another chassis, but his goal was to made the first big-block Smart Car and boy, has he done it!

Credit to Keith Pufahl.