Watch This Electric Smart Car Do Donuts and Burnouts
Rear-engined rear-drive German tire shredders never looked so adorable.
"Can the Smart fortwo do donuts?" It's a question every red-blooded car2go user has asked. Luckily for car2go's maintenance department, the guys at Hoonigan decided to answer that question for us on Episode 12 of Daily Transmission.
The car in question is a second-generation, fully-electric version, officially dubbed the Smart ED. Owned by Hoonigan's own Kikawa, it sports black wheels on a black body—a look that could be described as sleek and stealthy, even with the car's Lilliputian dimensions. Watch Hert Eugene, Hoonigan's resident "Fake Internet Scientist," attempt to dissect the Smart ED's hooliganistic abilities here:
So, can an electric Smart car burn rubber? Sure, as long as there's water, WD-40, an incline, and a couple of reasonably burly friends as brakes.
The Smart fortwo electric drive uses a 17.6 kWh lithium-ion Tesla-sourced battery that churns out 74 hp and and 94 lb-ft. of torque. 0-60 is achieved in 11.5 seconds while the quarter mile can be covered in a blistering 19 seconds. The electric fortwo reaches its maximum tempo at 78 mph—or the generally accepted highway cruising speed.
In the words of Mr. Eugene, "man, this car sucks."