Video: A Chinese man has built the world’s smallest car and it’s really, really, really small 5 years ago

Video: A Chinese man has built the world’s smallest car and it’s really, really, really small

Apparently, it was the largest auto he could afford.

In Ireland, we’re not averse to giving out about the traffic when we’re held up for little more than five minutes, so you can imagine how we’d cope if we were living in Shanghai in China, where the traffic is a little more chaotic than the M50 of a Friday evening.

In an attempt to combat the problem, one Chinese man has built a car that, at just 23 inches in length, 13 inches in width and 15 inches in height, must be the smallest car in the world.

60-year old Xu Zhiyun spent two years making the car at a cost of just under €200 and despite being no bigger than an average-sized box, it contains a working engine, a gear system, a steering wheel, a seat, a horn and a sound system that is teed up with 500 songs.

Toddlers will be presented with toy cars bigger than Xu’s model this Christmas, but it would certainly come in handy when making the dash home from work on a Friday evening and we’re sure he’d make a quick Yuan or two if he decided to mass produce his masterpiece.

In case you didn’t get the reference in the opening paragraph, meanwhile, here’s what we were on about…