Meet Flatmobile- World's lowest street legal car !

09/08/2008 - 16:23 | ,  ,  ,  ,  ,   | Dave

Officially recognized by the Guinness World Records for lowest street legal car, the Flatmobile stands at just 19 inch or 48 cm tall. You can check the build progress of the FlatMoble at the FlatMobile website. The car is rear mounted with a 875cc engine for propulsion. Obviously inspired from Batmobile, Perry Watkins from England is the proud owner of the FlatMobile.

Technical Specifications

Donor car -1963 Hillman Imp
30" height sectioned out from body
Ground clearance -2"
Width-5' 5"
Combustion Engine-Hillman Imp 875 Sport
Jet engine-DIY gas turbine
Suspension rear-Standard springs and shocks on rear but cut down
Suspension front-Avro shocks with adjustable height 4" springs
Wheels-Cosmic alloys 10×6J

Tyres-Goodyear Eagles 205 x 50 x 10

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FLATMOBILE - The build

THE FLATMOBILE - Early days, starting the build
The Donors
Off with the roof
11" off the mid
That's more like it
Floor pan
Ready to fit jet
Rear end
With fins
Wheel arches
Taking shape
Driving position
Building the jet
Turbo charger
Flame tube
combustion chamber
combustion chamber
Jet rear view
Fitting to car
Oil tank
Filter,pump,and oil cooler
All plumbed in & ready to go
Protype control panel
Temp Probe
Sensor unit
Fibre optic sensor
Sensor mount
R.P.M. computer
Housing mount
CO2 start up kit
March/April 2007 - Taking shape
Rear lights
Wings with lights
Front on
Polished Afterburner
Taking shape - Side view
Taking shape - Rear view
11th June 2007
Driving position
Toothy grin !
Jag on blocks ?
Cockpit cover
More cover
Steering column
30th June 2007
Dials & gauges
Finished cover
Tail lenses on
Giz us a go Dad
Paint job soon.
4th August2007
Ready for a test run
Dials 'n' knobs
Oh bugger! The jets on fire !!
October 2007 - Next step 'Off to the paint shop'
November 2007 - In the paint shop
January 2008 - Back from the paint shop
05-03-2008 MOT time

And that's it built - OK Flatman hit the road.

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