World’s Lowest Car
Picture courtesy of Guinness World Records 2013 book.
Say hello to ‘Mirai’ – the world’s Lowest Roadworthy Car
This crazy car measures just 45.2 cm (17.79 in) from the ground to the highest part of the car and has just made it into the new Guinness World Records 2013 book.
It was created by students and teachers of The Automobile Engineering Course at Okayama Sanyo High School in Asakuchi, Japan.
The record-breaking vehicle took over a year to create. Several months were spent planning and designing, with the production taking a further 6 months. Twelve students, aged 15 to 18, and nine teachers were involved.
Harada Kazunari, Principal at Okayama Sanyo High School, said: “It can be frightening to drive MIRAI on a big street, especially when the speed goes over 40km/h because the road is very close to the driver’s eye point.”
He added: “Also, you can feel afraid that you will be run over by other cars. So, we make it a rule, when we drive MIRAI on a busy street, to place a leading car to the front of MIRAI, and a guarding car in the rear.”
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