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Japanese school builds lowest roadworthy car in the world

Japanese school builds lowest roadworthy car in the world image

Text: / Photos: Guiness World Records Press | posted October 08, 2012 15:59

Beats previous record holder, Flatmobile by almost 6 centimeters.

The Automobile Engineering Course of Okayama Sanyo High School in Asakuchi, Japan recently broke the world record for the world's lowest roadworthy car by coming up with a car that measures 45.2cm from the ground up to its highest part beating the previous record holder by almost six centimeters.

The current record holder for the world's lowest roadworthy car, named as the 'Mirai' which means 'future' in Japanese is driven by a motor made by Q-car motors from Japan and has a console from a motorcycle, and is powered by six main batteries. Everything else from the chassis to the body and even the steering system were all made at the high school.

Harada Kazunari, Principal at Okayama Sanyo High School, says, "When I drive the car in public, people are amazed and always stop to look at it! Even people driving in other cars will stop and stare!"

Here's a video of how the Mirai tackles the flawless roads of Japan: