Washington: The world’s smallest car – just25 inches high and 4 feet long – which can be safely driven onthe road has entered the Guinness World Records.

Custom car maker Austin Coulson in the US set the recordas the owner of the smallest roadworthy car, which he canlegally drive on the road.

“I’ve always wanted to have a Guinness World Records(title) for something and automotive was always my favourite,”said Coulson.

The world's smallest car. Image courtesy: YouTube
The world’s smallest car. Image courtesy: YouTube

“So I went home and looked up this current world recordand thought, ‘I could do that,'” he said.

Coulson’s car measures 25 inches high; 2 feet, 1.75inches wide; and 4 feet, 1.75 inches long, and can be spottedby its Texas vanity license plates reading “IM BIG.”

To qualify as a roadworthy vehicle, Coulson needed to getthe car registered and inspected and had to install a numberof required safety features, according to Guinness website.

These included federally approved safety glass for thewindshield, functioning windshield wipers and department oftransportation-approved signal lights, a seat belt, andworking horn.

“When I told my family I was going to try and get theworld record for the smallest roadworthy car, they were alittle sceptical at first,” Coulson said.

“All along, the whole process, they kept questioning it.They knew I could build the car, they just didn’t think Icould get it legal,” said Coulson.


Publish date: September 17, 2013 3:50 pm| Modified date: September 17, 2013 3:50 pm

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