Someone Built a 6-Wheeled Smart Fortwo Truck and It’s Awesome
There’s something inherently intimidating about a truck with six wheels, as evidenced by brutes like the Mercedes G63 6x6 and Flying Huntsman Land Rover. You wouldn’t exactly cut one of these bruisers off in transit. But a zippy little Smart Fortwo? It’s just not that menacing, well… aside from this one. Hailing from Quebec, Canada, this is exactly what it looks like—a Smart Fortwo pickup truck. It packs six wheels, significant flair, a teeny little bed, and if you’re truly interested… a price tag. The Smart Fortwo ute recently took to eBay, and it’s asking $16,000. RELATED: Check Out This Homemade Alternative to the Mercedes 6x6
While the “Smartruck” listing is a bit vague on details, it appears the custom pickup is the spawn of two Smart Fortwos—one for the vehicle’s base and another for its rear end and third axle. Sadly, it isn’t six-wheel drive. As standard, Smart Fortwos pack a three-cylinder engine in their boot to power the rear wheels. Given the addition of a third axle, this Smart is effectively now “middle-wheel drive.” No word on driving dynamics, but we’d imagine it’s an interesting experience to say the least.
At the back, the Smartruck’s tailgate is another rather unique talking point. The car’s original split-opening hatchback remains intact, allowing for the rear window to swing up and the tailgate to swing down. However, now an additional tailgate forms the end of the bed, helping to accommodate larger items and utilize all that teeny trunk space. Talk about a “smart” design.
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On the whole, the Smartruck is a pretty neat little build, and you certainly aren’t apt to see another one cruising around your neighborhood. But is it $16,000 cool? Let us know in the comments, below.
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