Driving to work in a crowded city sucks. Traffic sucks. Finding parking sucks. But with a fifth-scale replica of a Jaguar XK120 that’s small enough to squeeze inside an elevator, suddenly you’re not limited to just driving on roads or finding parking in a busy garage.
This isn’t some fancy electric go-kart, though. The 2.5m long Jag is powered by a 110cc four-stroke, air-cooled gas engine that propels the car to a top speed of 61km/h via a three-speed automatic transmission. It rides on front and rear double wishbone suspension, gas shocks, 25cm aluminium wheels and genuine rubber tires — including a spare in the trunk.
Other luxurious appointments include leather and wood trim in the cockpit, hydraulic disc brakes for smooth stops and an exterior that can be finished in any colour you like, including the iconic British racing green Jaguar is known for.
That explains why this tiny Jaguar XK120 still comes with a hefty $US20,000 ($27,759) price tag. But if you’re tired of battling the train every day, and feel that pedestrians should really be sharing footpaths with tiny motorists, this might finally make you look forward to your morning and evening commutes.