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From the Mitsu engine thread:

Smart ForTwo to share engine with Mitsubishi and Nissan; Joint development could help Smart to break even in 2007.(Brief Article)
Automotive News Europe, April, 2005 by Meiners, Jens

Byline: Jens Meiners When DaimlerChrysler announced its turnaround plan for Smart on April 1, it said the next gasoline three-cylinder engine would be used by other companies. That engine will be a unit jointly developed by Smart and Mitsubishi. Sources say Mitsubishi will build it in Japan and sell it to Nissan.

The engine will be used in the next-generation Smart ForTwo due in the third quarter of 2006 [OK, a few years late], and in Japanese-market microcars from Mitsubishi and Nissan.
 

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Man that car scares me....at least with the smart you have a couple of inches between the body and wheels....when i look at this car it seams to say "decapitation from hitting a semi"
 

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But check out that headroom. The addition of the soon to be invented flux capacitor will increase its temporal momentum. Warp drive nacels will be available in the Generation 2 vehicles sometime in the next decade, unless someone goes into the future with the flux capacitor and brings one back. Wow this could be a movie! Perhaps with a DeLorian instead?

Oops, sorry been there, been done all ready.
 
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