Made in China, by a Farmer: The World’s Smallest Supercar

The smallest “supercar” in the world has emerged from the city of Zhengzhou, China. Built by a farmer who wanted a means to get his grandson to and from school, it may also be the world’s most barebones supercar.

The Lamborghini Aventador-esque contraption is around 2 meters (6.56 feet) long, only 1 meter (3.26 feet) wide, and is made mostly out of scrap metal and motorcycle parts. Sourcing its power, from a compact electric motor and five batteries, it reach a top speed of — wait for it — 96 km/h (60 mph)! It can travel up to 60 km (37 miles) on a single charge.

“It’s just a toy for my grandson, but I can drive him to school in it. It’s much better than an electric bike”, 50-year farmer Guo said.

Considering that major automakers charge us a premium for electric and hybrid vehicles that offer a similar range and top speed, I say well done, Mr. Guo. Just look at how happy his grandson is:

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