The Flatmobile. 19 Inches Tall, Jet-Powered, Built By A Madman!


Is it a bird? Is it a plane? Is it the Batmobile? NO, IT’S THE FLATMOBILE!

The FLATMOBILE - The worlds lowest street legal car
Part Batmobile, part pancake, this street-legal car stands only 19 inches tall. Ground clearance is at a whopping 2 inches! At just 19 inches in height, the Flatmobile was at one time the world’s lowest street legal car (it was surpassed a few years back by the 17.79-inch-high Mirai).


This car is very interesting, you will be surprised to know that the car is powered by a jet engine that shoots 20 foot flames out of the rear, how do you think?

The Flatmobile jet powered lowest street car
The Flatmobile is based around a 1963 Hillman Imp and retains the stock 875cc engine, giving it a top speed of 70mph. The jet engine is fitted behind the internal combustion engine at the very rear of the car. It is a home built gas turbine jet engine based around a Holset 685 turbocharger from a Volvo FL10 truck. This jet engine takes the Flatmobile up to a top speed of 100mph – sounds like a breezy ride.


The Flatmobile
The Flatmobile was created by UK custom car builder Perry Watkins. It just so happens to be a replica of the Batmobile. Keeping with the Batmobile theme, he added a couple fins and 1959 Cadillac tail lamps, along with a cockpit divider and plenty of switches and gizmos, all the while keeping the height to a mere 19 inches.

The Flatmobile interior
Ground clearance is a claustrophobic 2.0 inches – about 1.5 inches lower than a NASCAR Sprint Cup racer – which means that a standard golf ball will barely roll beneath the car without interruption.

The Flatmobile rear top
This car has a modern and luxurious interior design; the seats are designed using high quality materials. Watkins designed a billet aluminum steering wheel and column that telescopes 15 inches to aid the driver’s access to the sharply reclined custom-built seat. The steering wheel is among the smallest ever installed in a car, measuring just six inches in diameter.

The Flatmobile seats
Do you want to try this car? You could probably park this thing under a large SUV at your local supermarket. It will be an unusual experience for you.



Related Posts

Facebook Comments

You may also like

Porsche Experience Center Los Angeles, the Epitome of Driving Freedom

Not so long ago, this 53-acre parcel of