Electric Smart Fortwo Undergoing Real-World Tests In London

Though not yet available to the public, Daimler has released a few copies of their electric Smart Fortwo » 9/02/08 11:15am 9/02/08 11:15am to agencies and companies around Britain for some real-world testing. Don't be surprised if you're cruising around Islington only to find yourself apprehended by a bobby in a juiced-up Smart car, though you can…

Brabus Smart ForTwo Defeats 39 Supercars, Wins Cannonball Run Europe

A Smart ForTwo has defeated a field of 39 supercars to win Cannonball Run Europe. The rally, which distinguishes itself from events like the Gumball 3000 with its relatively cheap entry fee of $10,000 and emphasis on a sensible average speed (in this case 61 MPH) offered the perfect opportunity for a small, fuel… » 8/08/08 12:20pm 8/08/08 12:20pm

Toyota iQ Spotted, Gary Sinise Hiding In Back Seat?

With gas prices the way they are, everyone's thinking about getting a car that's smart. But not everyone likes the Smart. So, for those seeking a Japanese alternative to Europe's favorite sub-subcompact, the super number one best awesome automaker from the Land of the Rising Sun has got just the car for you. These… » 6/09/08 1:20pm 6/09/08 1:20pm

2008 Smart ForTwo IIHS Crash Test Results In, Little Tyke Did "Good"

Although we've already seen the NHTSA crash tests and the leaked IIHS test video, the official Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) crash test results are finally in for the 2008 Smart ForTwo. It turns out the little bugger did pretty well. IIHS awarded the micro-machine its highest rating of "Good" for front… » 5/14/08 12:01am 5/14/08 12:01am

Smart ForTwo Punted By Delivery Truck, Returned By Van

Commenter and confusion artist extraordinaire Polar has dropped a set of pictures into our lap of the ultimate expression of Smart ForTwo v. US North American roads. While sitting at an intersection, a colleague of his (he actually has a job !?) got a bit of a surprise in the back end — a very large truck was… » 5/13/08 11:20am 5/13/08 11:20am

2008 Smart Fortwo IIHS Crash Film Leaks To Web

Thanks to the NYT, we already knew the folks at NHTSA (National Highway Traffic Safety Administration) noted a "safety concern" after the driver's door on the new US-Spec 2008 Smart Fortwo popped open during a side-impact crash test. Although the little Smart got a five star rating for protecting the head and chest of… » 5/01/08 9:40am 5/01/08 9:40am

Smaaart ForTwo Stretched Into Moving Billboard

The impossible ridiculousness of this car is only matched by its utter brilliance. The nutjobs who brought us the stretched Ferrari limo have plied their craft on a decidedly less high performance automobile. They've dubbed their creation the Smaaart ForTwo (see what they did there?) and are pitching it towards soft… » 4/11/08 3:00pm 4/11/08 3:00pm

Smart ForTwo Passes Crash Despite Drivers Door Opening

Reuters is reporting the Smart ForTwo has passed the US Government crash tests with flying colors — despite the drivers side door unlatching in a side impact crash. We're not sure if this means policymakers have determined an increased probability of passenger ejection is a positive performance attribute, or if the… » 4/04/08 2:40pm 4/04/08 2:40pm

BRABUS SLR McLaren Roadster, Matching Smart ULTIMATE 112: Because Rich…

Like Turner and Hootch, Tango and Cash, Gary Busey and a bottle of scotch, Mercedes-tuner BRABUS has put together a winning pair for the Geneva Motor Show. This time it's a Mercedes SLR McLaren and a Smart Fortwo. The SLR McLaren gets a new white carbon fiber bodykit, 20-inch alloy wheels, special interior and an… » 3/03/08 10:40am 3/03/08 10:40am

Smart Presents New Art Project, American Apparel-esque Marketing…

Because the Smart Fortwo is for the urban buyer, the company has sponsored an art project instead of a NASCAR team. Entitled "sideways. a smart art project," the project will include "work from the fields of photography, illustration, graphic design, painting, sculpture, architecture, styling, hairstyling and… » 2/14/08 4:15pm 2/14/08 4:15pm

Playboy Names R8 Car of The Year. Plus: What's The Sexiest Volvo?

What does it really matter what Japanese automotive journalists think is the Japanese Car of the Year, or what the European journalists think is the European Car of the Year? Who even cars what Motor Trend says is their Car of the Year? We want to know what Playboy thinks. LBJ said it best, "So goes Playboy, so goes… » 12/10/07 9:30am 12/10/07 9:30am

The Germans Won't Out-Smart Us, Demand Too High

Dr. Tobias Zetsche, you blowhard! First you tell us to put down $99 deposits on your little Smart Fortwo. Then you tell us that the 30,000 deposits exceed production capacity. "Down payments are going far beyond the production capacity we have," said Zetsche, who refused to elaborate on what that actually meant. The… » 12/04/07 4:15pm 12/04/07 4:15pm