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Penske and Michalak? New Smart Roadster?

I think Smart USA and Michalak should get together to create a new Smart roadster. What do you think? A C7 variation?
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Looks like they forgot to take it out of the box. Too squared off in my opinion.
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Aww, man... when I saw C7, I thought Caterham 7... you got my hopes up too high!



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That Michalak car IS a smart. City coupe to be exact...
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I think Smart USA and Michalak should get together to create a new Smart roadster. What do you think? A C7 variation?
fugly

Lotus 7/clone = cool
Suzuki made Stunning little roadster concept car -- the GSX-R/4

Yahoo! Image Search Results for suzuki concept Suzuki GSX-R/4

try that -- sa-weet -- I'm in if they make that one!
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That Michalak car IS a smart. City coupe to be exact...
So smart made this car that looks like Mr. Burns bought it brand new in the 20's? It's a neat style, but ultra retro. Where is smart anywhere on this thing?

Clicked the link. So its a kit car. Meh. I would like to test drive it but I don't like this kit. Maybe some people here in the states can turn this into a roadster or Crossblade...


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So smart made this car that looks like Mr. Burns bought it brand new in the 20's? It's a neat style, but ultra retro. Where is smart anywhere on this thing?

Clicked the link. So its a kit car. Meh. I would like to test drive it but I don't like this kit. Maybe some people here in the states can turn this into a roadster or Crossblade...

smart didn't make it, Michalak just took new city coupes and fortwos, disassembled them, and attached the sourced parts onto the custom built chassis.


The seats, speedo, central locking, engine, steering wheel, tranny, shifter, etc. have all been sourced from city coupes and fortwos.

The one in the picture above is a prototype. The prototypes only had smart engines/trannys and thats it.

This is a production version below






Take note of the fortwo gauges, wipers, engine, shifter, steering wheel, central locking buttons, seats, etc.

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Any idea how much the kit car is? Gives me hope Neon... you know what I'm talking about...
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Any idea how much the kit car is? Gives me hope Neon... you know what I'm talking about...

Somebody else posted a whole thread on this thing, they call it a "kit car" but I think the only way you can buy it is built. I think they were about 30,000 Euro's, way to rich for my blood.

Found it: https://www.smartcarofamerica.com/for...91/index2.html

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more like the Smart roadster

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Looks like they forgot to take it out of the box. Too squared off in my opinion.
I wasn't thinking that it would look like the C7 but have some similar to the original roadster but using the idea of using the Smart as a platform for a roadster body (perhaps stretching it to make it longer).
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