Carbonyte Stretch Smart Car, Lamborghini, Bugatti etc.

British manufacturer Carbonyte is a hot name in churning out customized cars. The bespoke vehicle manufacturer stretched the 400bhp 170 mph Ferrari 360 Modena F1 ‘limousine’ last year and is the pioneer of the HotFusion Composite Manufacturing Technology first used on the McLaren SLR Supercar. The company has now revealed their Carbonyte Smaaart but that’s not where they are stopping, future plans include stretching the Lamborghini Murcielago, Bugatti Veyron, and a stretched Koenigsegg CCR. Limo Dan from Style Limousines picked up the Ferraaarri showcar and wants Carbonyte to redo a Lamborghini Murcielago to add an additional 4 passengers complete with an additional rear axle for dramatic effect. The Ferrari Carbonfibre chassis was produced with the HotFusion Composite Manufacturing Process then the chassis was bonded to the vehicle using epoxy adhesives. A prototype of the Smart vehicle has been designed featuring a 20:1 scale fiber-glass replica soft drinks can, complete with ring-pull, which serves as van-like storage space for promotional items.

Another car that the company has worked on is the Mercedes Benz Smart For two and stretched its chassis to over twice its normal length (2695mm) to create a 17 feet long vehicle (5100 mm). The car is so light due to the Smaaart’s new lightweight alloy chassis and carbon shell, that the vehicle is powered by its original 600cc engine and can still comfortably reach motorway speeds of 80mph. In all, the build process took just 300 man-hours over four weeks from the initial chassis cut to the final paintwork. Adapted vehicles can be manufactured for individual clients to lease or purchase outright for around GBP 25,000 (~$50,000).