Build a Mini Car

Tuesday September 25, 2018 Written by Smith

For years, Xu Zhiyun struggled with Shanghai traffic. But while most people purchase motorcycles to duck and weave out of the jams that routinely grind the city to a halt, the industrious tinkerer had another idea: he'd build himself the world’s smallest car.

It took just two years and $300 to create the ‘mini car’, which comes with a petrol engine, breaks, a gearbox, lights and a fairly pumping sound system.

At 60cm long and 35cm wide, it's easily smaller than a motorcycle, and even runs the risk of making these vintage microcars look like SUVs.

With a top speed of just 20 kilometres an hour, you could almost outrun it. But you wouldn’t turn half as many heads.