Students atOkayama Sanyo High School's Automobile Department in the Okayama Prefecture city of Asakuchi developed a new single-seater electric car named "Mirai" (future) which runs at speeds of up to 50 kilometers per hour and measures around 45 centimeters in height - setting the new world record for the Lowest Car.
"We faced some hardships, but I'm happy that we never gave up," one student said, gaining smiling agreement from his classmates.
The previous Guinness world record for theLowest roadworthy car measures 48.26 cm (19 in) from the ground to roof an is called "The Flatmobile". It was created by Perry Watkins (UK) in Aylesbury, England.
In March last year, students at Okayama Sanyo High School's Automobile Department in the Okayama Prefecture city of Asakuchi learned about a car holding the Guinness World Record for the lowest height.
The students then decided to develop a car that measures around 45 centimeters in height -- about 2.5 centimeters lower than the record -- by using their ingenuity, such as cutting off the upper part of the steering wheel.