Clubs & Championships
Smart Car Sprint and Hillclimb Car
Smart Fortwo (450 model) Hillclimb car fitted with 2-litre turbo Toyota engine and gearbox with limited slip diff. Engine and drivetrain is from Toyota MR2 Turbo Mk2 3S-GTE, developing approximately 220bhp. Gearbox has limited slip differential. MR2 cable gear shift system retained and car has hydraulic clutch system with conventional clutch pedal. Car runs on slick tyres. Engine is charge cooled and has had variable port inlet system removed, to give more power as car normally runs on full throttle.
Car is not road legal.
Car normally runs in Motorsport UK speed events, Competition licence required for these events (Non-Race National A**). Car has MSA/MUK log book. Car is not road legal.
Race bucket seat (one only) and harnesses fitted, and roll cage. Rear slicks are new. Car would benefit from new front slicks but not vital. Bespoke rear coil overs fitted, adjustable for bump, rebound and ride height. Front suspension is Smart Brabus, however brand new adjustable spax front suspension will be supplied, (not fitted to car). Bespoke exhaust system which passes MSA noise tests without difficulty.
Known to pull wheelies at Shelsey Walsh (as can be seen), also known to pop front wheels on change to second gear. Has beaten Porsches and Ferraris. Not for the faint hearted or inexperienced. Very popular car which attracts much attention at events. Has much further potential.
The pictures and film show the car on road wheels and tyres for paddock and transportation use only. For competition the car is on identical wheels and slick tyres of correct size. Both sets of wheels and tyres included in sale.
Also included is a spare rear subframe and lots of parts that have been fitted/removed/modified etc over the time we have had the car.
Some times the car has done: Shelsey Walsh: 36’75” on 5/6/16 (did 36.39 in practice on 4/6/16).
Curborough 29/5/16: 69’32” Froglet beat 1x BMW M3s, 1x Honda S2000, 1x modified Honda S2000, 2x Lotus Elise, 1x modified Subaru Impreza.
Car is available for viewing within covid guidelines, is located in Sutton Coldfield, England B75. For interested European buyers I would be happy to meet near to Dover, within covid guidelines, for serious interest only. Sorry, trailer is not included in sale.
This sale is a personal one and not a business transaction. VAT not applicable. The new owner of the business did not want the distraction that motorsport can bring so it is now in my personal ownership.
Very much un-anticipated and regretted sale, due to sale of business, retirement, loss of storage and workshop facilities and change of future plans and lifestyle, with covid not helping of course.
Lots more pictures can be emailed. Please message for further information.
Very happy to talk/discuss/answer questions.
Payment - my preferred method would be by Bank Transfer please.