How many people can you fit into a diminutive smart fortwo?
The amazing answer is 13 following a car cram staged to help celebrate smart’s 10th anniversary. Owners and visitors to the annual smart Destination Brooklands event held at Mercedes-Benz World, the UK’s leading automotive brand experience centre at Weybridge, were invited to take up the smart-packing challenge.
With the drivers and passengers of 1,200 smarts attending the event there was no shortage of potential participants but the winners proved to be the aptly-named ‘smart car-tortionists’, a group of body-bending specialists chosen for their gymnastic feats. They included Iona Luvsandorj, semi-finalist in this year’s Britain’s Got Talent’ TV series.
With remarkable flexibility, a total of 13 contortionists managed to climb aboard the micro smart which measures just 2.7 metres long by 1.6 metres wide, proving that the fortwo is small on the outside and big on the inside.
Said Iona afterwards: The interior of the smart is tardis-like and I think we exceeded the crowd’s expectations of how many people we could fit inside it.”