This 2008 Smart Fortwo is owned by Tom Raba and built with help from AFR Autoworks in Alberta, Canada. Tom might have started with the cheapest Fortwo he could find but after a lot of effort it has transformed into an amazing project.
The Fortwo is powered by a 1300 cc Suzuki Gen 1 GSXR-1300 engine. Tom originally planned to keep the motor naturally aspirated but since the motor he purchased was built for turbocharging he figured why not.
The engine has been upgraded with Carrillo rods, JE Forged pistons, and DeatschWerks S2000 injectors. It produces 290 horsepower and 184 lb-ft of torque to the wheels thanks to a Garrett GT28 turbocharger making 15 psi of boost.
The engine is controlled with a Vi-PEC V44 standalone ECU and data is displayed through a Plex SDM-300 dash display.
The factory subframe was modified by AFR Autoworks and used a Sinister Sand Sports swap kit to install the Hayabusa engine into the Fortwo. The kits range in price from $12,699 for the basic kit to $22,999 for their most complete kit.
The rest of the drivetrain consists of a race cut transmission, reverse gearbox, and heavy duty output shaft.
Source: Tom Raba’s Turbo Hayabusa FB page and @HayabusaSmartCar
is the turn key “kit” including the smart car or does the car have to be bought Separately.
You will need to provide your own Fortwo.
I am going to remove the phrase “turn-key” from the article. They don’t technically offer a “turn-key” package because the most complete kit still requires extra work (chains, exhaust, fluid lines, intake, pedals, etc.) to be completed by another mechanic. I apologize.
Will this kit also fit the for two diesel prior to 2006?
I recommend contacting the company to make sure.
Is it possible to make an engine cover to keep it a sleeper and still have a small storage shelf?
How much will this cost to have the kit and to be fitted?? I have a roadster
Sinister’s kit starts at $12K
Extreme Engineering performs turn-key swaps but might sell you a diy kit
(update 4-10-21: Extreme Engineering no longer in business)
do you guys sell a diffreantal wilth a reverse for a cbr 1000 separate from your kit? I have everything else I need to make my bulletbike powered smart car. If you do please let me know.
You guys got a contact number? Thx as I’m looking to do a swap. I have a busa and I have a smart car. Few things you guys have will make my life easier in this winters swap project lol
Hi Greg. Here are the contact pages for Sinister Sandsports and AFR Autoworks.
I’m just wondering with the Engine swap were used to have air conditioning and heating
I don’t know if the owner is running an AC system.
I have a 2005 smart fortwo rolling chassis that has never been on the road. I may be selling if anyone is interested.
Is your chassis road legal and registerable?