Frankfurt Auto Show: Brabus Ultimate 112 Smart Fortwo

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Shrinking the t-top Pontiac Firebird concept down to a road hugging turbo minicar is the Brabus Smart Fortwo Cabrio. Touted as a true city sports car by the Smarts, the diminutive urban block carver features a searing orange paint job and cabrio top that folds away in seconds. The rest of the roof stows away in a back drawer. The 110 horsepower turbo mill delivers max torque of 111 foot pounds of torque when kept in 2800 to 4200 rpm range by the Brabus sport steering wheel mounted paddle shifter. The spokesmodels had no comment on if a miniature screaming chicken decal would become available. Press release after the jump.

2 Based on the smart fortwo The Ultimate City Sports Car

The exterior is custom-painted a flaming mother-of-pearl/orange color, the
interior is upholstered in black BRABUS leather and Alcantara with orange
seams, and it has lots of power under the hood: BRABUS presents the limited-edition special model
BRABUS ULTIMATE 112 at the Frankfurt International Auto Show IAA 2007. The
ULTIMATE 112 is based on the smart fortwo and is a true city sports car. And
as such it represents a unique combination of extravagant equipment, sporty
performance and agile handling.

In addition to the custom paint the BRABUS ULTIMATE 112 sets itself further
apart with a muscular body kit that includes a front spoiler, rocker panels
and BRABUS WIDESTAR fender flares front and back.

The large wheel houses offer ample space for a tire/wheel combination that
is highly unusual for a car of this size: The glossy black BRABUS Monoblock
VI double-spoke wheels are mounted on the front axle in size 7Jx18 with size
205/35 R 18 high-performance tires. In the rear 8.5Jx18 wheels with size
235/30 R 18 tires provide plenty of grip to transfer the power of the engine
to the road.

Specially calibrated to these ultra-low-profile tires and the wider track is
the height-adjustable BRABUS coil-over suspension that combines direct, safe
and sporty handling with great ride comfort.

With these modifications the ULTIMATE 112 offers the perfect platform for
the powerful BRABUS three-cylinder turbo engine. As the exclusive special
model's name reveals, the engine produces 112 PS (110 hp) / 82.4* kW at
5,750 rpm. Even more important for everyday driving is the for this vehicle
class exceptional peak torque of 150 Nm (111 lb-ft), available over a wide
rev range from 2,800 to 4,200 rpm.

Shifting in the BRABUS ULTIMATE 112 is done either automatically or with
steering-wheel paddles just like in Formula 1 racing. The paddles are
mounted to an ergonomically shaped BRABUS sport steering wheel.

With sprint times from 0 - 60 km/h (0-37 mph) in 3.9 seconds and 0 - 100
km/h (0-62 mph) of 9.5 seconds and an electronically limited top speed of
170 km/h (106 mph) the convertible also sets the performance benchmarks in
its class.

This performance is accompanied acoustically by the BRABUS stainless-steel
sport exhaust and its dual tailpipes made from cast aluminum.

Exquisite highlights also abound in the interior of the ULTIMATE 112: The
especially soft and breathable black BRABUS Mastik leather is stitched with
orange seams.

The BRABUS interior concept includes embossed BRABUS emblems as well as
instrument panel, instrument bezels, tach, speedometer, clock, turn-signal
lever and door handles, all color-coordinated with the exterior.
Stainless-steel foot pedals with anti-slip padding together with an aluminum
shifter and emergency brake lever add touches of racing atmosphere.

A climate control system, radio and a navigation system are also part of the
standard equipment of this open two-seater.

The BRABUS ULTIMATE 112 is being built in a limited-edition series of just
112 cars, each sporting a consecutively numbered placard in the interior.
The BRABUS ULTIMATE 112 sells for 45,900 Euros MSRP.

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@Seth L:

I too thought the Coupe & Roadster where the business. Saw them everywhere when we spent last summer on "the continent". I was bummed when I found that I'd never get one here without going grey/black market.