Doing A J-Turn In A Smart Car Is Not So Smart

Have you ever watched a Hollywood movie, seen the protagonist perform a perfect J-turn and thought to yourself ‘I could do that’? You’re not alone.

Performing a perfect J-turn is an excellent way to show off your driving skills but unless you’re a police officer, or perhaps a Hollywood stunt driver, serves absolutely no functional purpose. Nonetheless, the driver of this Smart ForTwo somewhere in the UK thought it would be a good idea to try one. Things went downhill fast. Very fast.

Also Read: Smart To Withdraw From US And Canada Following Massive Sales Decline

One important thing to note about the Smart ForTwo is that while it is a small and agile car, it does have a high center of gravity and is similar in stature to a vehicle like the Suzuki Jimny just on a smaller scale. What this means is that while the ForTwo may be good at zipping through narrow city streets, it can become quite unstable at high speeds, particularly when the driver is being is not…thinking straight – too put it gently.

As the following motorist reversed in the car and aggressively tugs at the steering wheel, the Smart immediately tips up on two wheels and rolls onto its roof. As it slides down the road, it continues to spin and roll before eventually coming to a stop.

The driver doesn’t seem to have been injured in the crash and can be heard shouting out to his friends who were watching. Hopefully, the driver has another car to now get around in because the Smart car sustained a significant amount of damage and probably won’t be back on the roads for quite some time, if ever.


"I'll give you £20 if you can J-Turn a Smart car" ?Credit: Charlie Burns

Gepostet von LmsAuto am Donnerstag, 11. Juli 2019

  • Honda NSX-R

    I laughed at this more than I should

    • 2PacOfCarscoop

      why? Is it funny to see somebody got hurt? Typical white thing to do..

      • XSWER

        “The driver doesn’t seem to have been injured in the crash…” – You could read the article before you started race baiting.

        • 2PacOfCarscoop

          Ohh god.. Using your privlige, I see…

          • ChrisInIL

            Reading comprehension IS privelege. Booker Washington believed that, too.

            Now you’re getting somewhere.

          • XSWER

            I love how you both misspelled “privilege” in two different ways. Do you not have spell check enabled?

          • ChrisInIL

            Don’t you know sarcazm when you see it?

          • XSWER

            Interesting. I read it as mocking but not sarcasm. The more you know…

          • XSWER

            What privilege? My ability to read? You were the one that created the reference to race.

      • robotlogic

        Pack up your political SWJ garbage and get your Dusche bag, living with your parents, non-car owing mangina out of here.

        • So a woman can’t say what’s on her mind? Ya… Maga-country this is..

          • robotlogic

            No we don’t care what’s on your mind if it doesn’t have anything to do with cars or the article which non of your post do. You seem to be here just to push your misguided political agenda. Take your fake outrage race-baiting garbage somewhere else.

    • It is funny, they’re gonna learn.

  • robotlogic

    The Smart ForTwo is the best form of contraceptive a man can have here in the US.

  • Six_Tymes

    “Doing A J-Turn In A Smart Car Is Not So Smart” neither is owning one. the “smart car” is the dumbest value ever produced.

  • brn

    As if cell phone cameras weren’t bad enough, let’s use digital zoom!

  • I’ve seen something similar in Top Gear.

  • alex.remsen

    I laughed and I’m not feeling guilty at all. It all looked like a cartoon to me

  • Wandering_Spirit

    A not-so-smart Smart driver with “Mustang driver” ambitions.

  • Jerry Hightower

    ‘splain that to your insurance company! or better yet, ‘splain it to the wifey!

  • db

    After watching the car wobble when it was going forward, I strongly suspect alcohol just may have been a factor here.

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