Smart Fortwo with a Turbo Diesel Inline-Four

Smart Fortwo with a VW 1.9 L TDI inline-four

The Volksmart is back and still making plenty of smoke. This first generation Smart Fortwo was built by two Italians and features a 1.9 L TDI inline-four and manual transmission from a Volkswagen Golf. In our previous article the engine made 150 horsepower but the new video states it’s now making 230 horsepower. The little … Read more

Smart Fortwo with a Kawasaki ZZR1400 Motorcycle Engine

Smart Fortwo with a Kawasaki ZZR1400 Motorcycle Engine

When this Smart Fortwo rolled out of the factory it was powered by a turbo 698 cc inline-three that made around 60 horsepower. However someone replaced the factory engine with a 1441 cc inline-four from a Kawasaki ZZR1400 (Ninja ZX-14) motorcycle. The new engine produces 200 horsepower for 333% more power. Source: Kawasaki Deutschland via … Read more

Smart Fortwo with a 1.9 L TDI

Smart Fortwo with a VW 1.9 L TDI

A couple of gentlemen from Italy took a first generation Smart Fortwo and installed a 1.9 L TDI inline-four and transmission from a Volkswagen Golf. The engine produces 150 horsepower which gets the little car down the quarter-mile in slightly over 13 seconds. They call the project “Volksmart”. Source: Italian Supercar Video

Smart Fortwo with a Turbo Hayabusa Motor

Smart Fortwo with a turbo Hayabusa motor

This 2008 Smart Fortwo is owned by Tom Raba and built with help from AFR Autoworks in Alberta, Canada. Tom might have started with the cheapest Fortwo he could find but after a lot of effort it has transformed into an amazing project. The Fortwo is powered by a 1300 cc Suzuki Gen 1 GSXR-1300 … Read more

Smart Fortwo with a Jet Engine

Smart Fortwo with a turboshaft turbine

Mike West of Wild West Entertainment enjoys building vehicles with jet engines. Currently he has a jet powered recliner, golf cart, and Smart Fortwo. Bangshift claims the Smart car is powered by a Lycoming T53 turboshaft engine sourced from a Bell UH-1 helicopter. The Lycoming T53 came in several models ranging from 860-1,800 horsepower and … Read more

Nu Big Thing Smart ForTwo Sets New Best Time

Mark Cryer’s big-block Chevy powered Smart ForTwo called Nu Big Thing just set a personal best record of 10.26 at 130.83 mph. New for this year are wider tires and either a new engine or increased displacement for the old engine. The last stat I have for the engine was 462 ci and the engine … Read more