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Check out the new lowest car in the Guinness Book of World Records

| Car News, Japan, New Cars, Videos | October 14, 2012

Check out the new lowest car in the Guinness Book of World Records

“Mirai” was featured in the new Guinness World Records 2013 book for being the Lowest Roadworthy Car. “Mirai”, which means ‘future’ in Japanese, measures 17.79 in (45.2 cm) from the ground to highest part of the car. It was created by students and teachers of The Automobile Engineering Course at Okayama Sanyo High School in Asakuchi, Japan.

The record-breaking vehicle took over a year to create. Several months were spent planning and designing, with the production taking a further 6 months. Twelve students, aged 15 to 18, and nine teachers were involved.

Harada Kazunari, Principal at Okayama Sanyo High School, said: “It can be frightening to drive MIRAI on a big street, especially when the speed goes over 40km/h because the road is very close to the driver’s eye point. Also, you can feel afraid that you will be run over by other cars. So, we make it a rule, when we drive MIRAI on a busy street, to place a leading car to the front of MIRAI, and a guarding car in the rear.”

(Source: http://www.autoblog.com, Guinness World Records)