The Smart ForTwo is exceptionally small and quite affordable, making it one of the best city runabouts on the market. However, tuning company Brabus thought the tiny two-door could do with some alterations and has presented the Ultimate E Shadow Edition at the Geneva Motor Show.
The most important thing to know about the Smart ForTwo is that it isn’t cheap. In fact, it starts at an eye-watering €64,900 ($73,870) in Germany.
It may be hard to justify such a price tag for a Smart, but Brabus has done quite a lot of work on the car.
For starters, the tiny electric powertrain driving the ForTwo EQ Cabrio has been tweaked to now produce 91 hp and 133 lb-ft (180 Nm) of torque, a 10 hp and 15 lb-ft (20 Nm) jump over the standard car. As a result, the Brabus Ultimate E Shadow Edition can hit 100 km/h (62 mph) in 10.9 seconds and top out at 81 mph (130 km/h).
Brabus has also worked extensively on altering the looks of the car. It has outfitted the Ultimate E Shadow Edition with a complete bodykit that includes flared arches, a new front spoiler, sharp rear diffuser, and new rocker panels. There’s also a set of 18-inch wheels with 205/35 front and 235/30 rear tires.
Further modifications made include tweaks to the suspension to deal with the vehicle’s new weight, wider track and low-profile tires.
The interior of the Brabus Ultimate E Shadow Edition includes bright red leather, carbon fiber and aluminum accents, as well as bespoke floor mats.
Just 28 units of the car will be built.