This is not just a Mule (offspring of a male donkey and a female horse) but it is the BACKSIDE OF A MULE!
In this case, it is the offspring of a M-B smart and a Renault Twingo and being sterile, cannot reproduce
in the current form . . .
The purpose of the body shell is to act as a vehicle to carry engine, transmission & suspension component development actions or THE MULE just carries the parts.
As for the comment about the Twingo interior shot - somewhere there is a Buck
, a stationary mule, used for packaging and interiors and so on. Of course today this is enhanced by CAD tools and such.
has suggested, that smart is doing testing in N.A. is a positive thing.
Below is the 1954 Corvette Duntov MULE. Known as EX-87, as Corvette evolved from the "Blue Flame" inline 6 to V-8 it once showed 163 MPH in testing . . .
- WHY FIBERGLASS?
Considered to be revolutionary at the time, the outer body was originally made out of fiberglass, selected in part because of steel quotas left over from the war.