Cutest. Car. Ever.

Behold the Suzuki LC — a concept car the company released this year. It’s an update of the 1955 Suzulight, Suzuki’s first-ever automobile that launched the firm. As Automobile Magazine describes it:

The LC microcar has space for only two people inside its two-door, 10.5-foot-long body. The split-level cabin with plaid seats is decidedly minimalist, but the detailing throughout the car is fantastic. Suzuki’s three-cylinder, 660-cc minicar engine is under the hood. It’s just the car for zipping through Tokyo’s crowded streets.

I want one this instant. I had long planned to buy a Nash Metropolitan, a squat little 1950s car that looks precisely like this one, so I could do a cross-country road trip in it. But then I discovered that, alas, most Metropolitans have a top speed of about 50 mph, which would rule out much interstate driving. I bet an LC could break 60 or 70 mph, though!

(Thanks to El Rey for this one!)

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