Honey.. I've shrunk the car !

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    That car started life as a Mercedes CLS coupe and there is still the same amount of space inside for passengers :Rofl1::Rofl1:
     
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    Hi Jim, Thanks for the link. The car makes my Smart look like a stretch-limo.
    Very interesting --- but! (as they used to say in "Rowan & Martin's Laugh In" for those who remember it!)

    The photo seems a bit odd. Obviously taken with a wide angle lens and the distortion is quite substantial. I would have expected, however, to be able to see the second ramp. Also doesn't look as though the car will fit through the locker door - but that could just be distortion - or it could be a set-up photo for the article. Not sure about the reflections on the paintwork either!

    What does our panel of experts think?
     
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    nice one, just think of the money they could make if they put this into full production
     
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    Thanks for that, pablomc. The other photos explain a lot. :thumb:
    Obviously the photo used by Metro (the one which ScotJimland's OP refers to) suffers from quite a lot of wide angle & processing distortion.
    I didn't doubt the actual story, I know lots of people carry cars in larger MHs, it was just the photo which looked "odd". :Eeek:
    Just think, if it was in the UK, the vehicle testing stations would be rubbing their hands all the way to the jobsworth awards ceremony. :Rofl1: :Rofl1:
     
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    Wonder why it only does 75 ?
    Considering it is now considerably lighter than the original I would have expected it to have the same top end at least, and get there quicker too !
     
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    From the article and photographs, I can understand and see the shortening.

    But I find the narrowing in width a bit more difficult to actually see. Centuries ago, and in another lifetime, I worked in a BL dealership, and to my admittedly rather rheumy eyes, that doesn't look to be narrowed. I am happy to be proved wrong nevertheless.

    Aha, having checked on Google, the standard Mini width is in fact 56.7 inches, so he hasn't done any narrowing at all. Therefore, ignore the above.

    This has been a Public Information Announcement.
     
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    Well spotted, I think you may be right!
     
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    Hmm..........cannot agree.

    There is no distortion in that picture. All the verticals are................ well......... vertical

    The car does have smaller front wheels than the rear, but I can see no evidence of any Photoshop manipulation, or anything else that might be wrong photographically.

    On the other hand, the article copy is wrong vis-a-vis the narrowing of the car.
     
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    Perhaps I should have been more specific but I was actually referring to what appears to be the lack of second ramp. It's most odd!
     
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