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World's lowest roadworthy car is 18 inches only!

Last updated on: September 27, 2012 08:48 IST

World's lowest roadworthy car measures 18 inches!

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It may look like a toy, but this miniature car has as much right to be on the road as any other vehicle.

Measuring just 45.2cm or 17.79 inches in height, Mirai -- 'future' in Japanese -- has just entered the Guinness World Records Book 2013 for being the lowest roadworthy car.

Mirai was created by students and teachers of The Automobile Engineering Course of Okayama Sanyo High School in Asakuchi, Japan, the Daily Mail reported.

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Image: Mirai, world's lowest roadworthy car.
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The car runs on six main batteries.

The motors and controlling components are from 'Q-car', produced by CQ motors in Japan, while the switching console is from a motorbike.

The chassis, body, suspension, steering system, lights, seat and all other parts were made at the High School.    

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The record for the lowest car has been held in the past by Andy Saunders from UK, when he built a 21 inch version using a rusty 1989 Fiat 126.

The 43-year-old garage manager built the tiny red convertible -- named Flat Out -- in just three days in front of amazed spectators at a Beaulieu Motor Museum car show in the New Forest.

Officially measuring 21 and 3/8 inches, it jumped into the record books, beating the 24 inches held by Perry Watkins in 1990.

 


Image: The car runs on six main batteries.
Photographs: Courtesy, guinnessworld records.com

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