A Texas man has busted the record for smallest street-legal vehicle with a two-foot tall custom-built vehicle wrapped in a child’s Power Wheels car body.

Austin Coulson’s ’57 Chevy lookalike is 25 inches (63.5 cm) tall, just under 25 inches wide, and 49.75 inches (126.3 cm) long — just under two feet.

It is, nevertheless, completely road-legal in Texas thanks to a DOT-approved seatbelt, windshield safety glass, and headlights, taillights and turn signals, though only on neighbourhood roads with speed limits up to 25 mph (40 km/h).

Not that the car, which is powered by a child’s ATV motor, could go much faster if it wanted to. On the plus side, it nets 45 mpg (5.23 L/100 km).

Guinness World Records certified the car as the new record-holder last week, though some are calling foul because the vehicle is limited to neighbourhood roads as opposed to real streets. Do you think it should still count?

(YouTube via Yahoo! Autos)