A Smart ForTwo has defeated 39 supercars to win the Cannonball Run Europe. The rally through England, France, Portugal and Spain had an emphasis on a sensible average speed and so, offered the perfect opportunity for a small, fuel efficient car to win.
Driver David Ward said,
“The downfall of the bigger cars was that they were forced to stop so often, so while they kept overtaking us, we eventually went past them at the next petrol station when they needed to fill up again…we kept at a decent speed and still averaged around 35 miles per gallon.”
The only upgrades in the ForTwo were a performance chip and some basic suspension bits. David and co-driver Adrian Hull didn’t even take a GPS navigator.
David and Adrian now plan to enter next year’s LA to Miami Gumball 3000 Rally. Good luck.