Video: Smart For Two Electric Drive Takes On Olympic Sprinter and Sports Car

NOV 19 2013 BY STATIK 8

smart ForTwo ED Has The World's Shortest Drag Race On A Toronto Rooftop

smart ForTwo ED Has The World’s Shortest Drag Race On A Toronto Rooftop

Smart Canada decided to rent out a scenic downtown Toronto rooftop parking structure to demonstrate something most electric vehicle owners already know.

Thanks to instant torque, electric cars have a lot of quickness of the line and can surprise aggressive traffic light competition  – no racing prowess needed.

In the above video the smart ForTwo Electric Drive takes on a “Olympic sprinter and a sports car” over what seems to be about about 150 feet of pavement.

Surprisingly (or not), the 63 mile, 2 seat plug-in from smart-Daimler, with 96 lb-ft of torque finishes dead last just ahead of both the runner and the Porsche Boxster.

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8 responses to "Video: Smart For Two Electric Drive Takes On Olympic Sprinter and Sports Car"
  1. scott moore says:

    The smart car used more energy than the sprinter.

    I’m just sayin’….

    1. EV says:

      The *any electric car* used more energy than the sprinter…

    2. Jouni Valkonen says:

      Smart can be charged using solar power, where as sprinter needs slaughtered pigs in order to run. So which one is using more energy?

  2. EV says:

    It was not said if Kickdown mode was used which is basically sport mode, and there is a big difference in acceleration times, about 2 seconds

    1. Rick Danger says:

      Wow, I didn’t know the Smart ED had kickdown mode, thanks EV.

  3. EV says:

    smart ED is very quick i raced a Mercedes C300 4Matic four times at lights and beat him every time but it was close

  4. EV says:

    i got 93 miles in the smart ed so…….

  5. Ocean Railroader says:

    I would love to see this car out run a T REX like in Jurassic Park.