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World's lowest car

November 30th, 2006, 10:47 am

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Repost? Anyways, find this: World's lowest car.

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I would have placed the suspension at a horizontal or hide the shocks and have push rods. Looks abit like a giant kart with body panels

November 30th, 2006, 11:09 am

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Cool!! Do you lay down in it?

November 30th, 2006, 11:17 am

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There is something about that I really like... I would love to see it next to some regular cars like a Camry and with people inside and next to it to get more of a sense of scale.

November 30th, 2006, 12:28 pm

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"Lowlife, a car produced by Perry Watkins of Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire, England, measure just 23.6 in. from ground to roof and clears the ground by just 1 in." 23.6 inches is slightly above my kneecap.

Junior, if I trip over your toys in the driveway one ... more ... time..... .

http://www.4to40.com/recordbook/index.a ... ounter=154

That's the only image, or reference, I could find. Looks like the operator has to sit up through the "sunroof".

With regard to "Flat Out" ... anyone notice the camber on the rear suspension?
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November 30th, 2006, 12:30 pm

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"Lowlife, a car produced by Perry Watkins of Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire, England, measure just 23.6 in. from ground to roof and clears the ground by just 1 in." 23.6 inches is slightly above my kneecap.

Junior, if I trip over your toys in the driveway one ... more ... time..... .

http://www.4to40.com/recordbook/index.a ... ounter=154

That's the only image, or reference, I could find. Looks like the operator has to sit up through the "sunroof".

With regard to "Flat Out" ... anyone notice the camber on the rear suspension?
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November 30th, 2006, 12:51 pm

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Why?
what is the appeal of a car that you have to sweep the road so you dont bottom out on a grain of sand or a penny. and the suspension, what kind of bump can you hit in a car that is 1inch off the road?

December 10th, 2006, 1:35 am

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What's the appeal of a $150,000 wristwatch? You don't dare wear it outside, because it might get damaged or stolen.

You get it because you can, and to show it o ff once or twice a year. I'll bet the owner drives a minivan or a family sedan to work every day.

Where's the engine, exactly? And for that matter, what is it? I don't think you could fit anything but a motorcycle engine in that vertical space.
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February 11th, 2007, 4:15 pm

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I'm afraid I'd run right over that thing. Interesting idea. Either I'd run over it or it would run into me and snap my ankles.

I dunno. Good find though.
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February 13th, 2007, 6:29 pm

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Yea what's the point? Sounds like some people were bored and wanted to attract some attention to themselves. This thing would not be legal to drive on a street and I doubt it meets any of the crash safety standards. It's ugly anyways, it looks like a hummer just came out of a car crusher...

February 15th, 2007, 12:08 pm

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reminds me of the cars i used to see at the detroit autorama when i was a kid, a la don garlitts.

looks like there should be a pipe organ manifold sticking through the hood and rat fink peeking through the roof. :wink:
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low = problems

February 15th, 2007, 1:43 pm

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We in the U.S. midwest are digging out from a large snowfall and a co-worker described to me the experience in his Mini - a low car - of simply scraping the underside along the snow covered road until it was stuck. Never really thought about that when I've considered buying a car.

I get that we often design things because we "can" rather than we "should" but it does bring to light some usability concerns with cars in general.
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