All it needed was a new, supercharged engine.
This may be the one and only time we'll give a compliment to a Smart car. Except for easy parking in a city, it's not much good for anything. Take it on the highway and a collision with a semi-truck could turn you into a human pancake. But how about taking it to the drag strip? A crazy notion, and one that was put brilliantly into effect by this owner who ditched their Smart car's stock engine for something with a bit of juice. Enter a Toyota-built 1.5-liter four-cylinder – supercharged, of course.
The diminutive Smart car not only destroys a Shelby Mustang at the drag strip, it also comes very close to launching into mid-air. More power solves everything.