Canadian mechanic’s car-turned-snowmobile is peak Canada

Canadian mechanic Todd Anderson has turned a 2007 diesel Smart Car into a full-fledged snowmobile. Oh, Canada. 

Anderson, who lives in Ottawa, didn’t have any specific reason for creating the Smartmobile, he told CTV News. It was “just a thought that came to me,” he said, “and [it] seemed like the right thing to do.”

“The whole point of the exercise was to see if it could be done,” Anderson said.

The car was a local secret until Anderson’s friend posted a picture of his creation on Reddit, where it went viral. 

Anderson said that the car, which cost about $7,000 and took a month and a half to build, is “pretty wild.” Wild indeed. 

Screenshot via CTV News/YouTube

William Turton

William Turton

Once named one of Forbes’ 20 Under 20 and hired as a staff writer for the Daily Dot when he was still a senior in high school, William Turton is a rising tech reporter focusing on information security, hacking culture, and politics. Since leaving the Daily Dot in April 2016, his work has appeared on Gizmodo, the Outline, and Vice News Tonight on HBO.