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first pic reminds me of a cartoon solstice and the tails remind me of an s2000
 

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Smart ForTwo

North American International Auto Show in Detroit: Premiere of the new smart fortwo in the USA

For the very first time on US soil: the new smart fortwo, celebrating its USA premiere at this year’s North American International Auto Show in Detroit (January 7 to 21, 2007). The new smart fortwo will be available in the USA beginning in the first quarter of 2008. The car shown in Detroit is an European version of the new smart fortwo. Model lines to be available in the United States will be announced at later date.

smart, like Mercedes-Benz and Maybach, is part of the Mercedes Car Group. The exhibition stand is directly opposite Chrysler and Dodge in Oakland Hall (inside Cobo Center). Written in large letters on the stand are the words "Coming to the USA in 2008". And right in front of it, a smart fortwo with red bodypanels and a silver tridion safety cell.

The new smart fortwo can do everything that the current model can do - but better. This means that the new smart fortwo is even more comfortable, even more agile, even safer and even more environmentally friendly than its predecessor. And from the first draft it is designed to meet USA customer needs and registration standards.

The right car at the right time

It is time for the smart fortwo to make an appearance in the USA; fuel prices are rising, and city traffic is increasing by the day. In short, the smart fortwo is the right car at the right time.

On the other side of the Atlantic, the two-seater quickly became a popular vehicle following its launch in October 1998. The same is sure to hold true in the USA.

More than 770,000 customers have chosen the first generation of the smart fortwo – often to replace a larger car with the lively two-seater. Because the smart fortwo is something special and stands out from the crowd, and because it is simply fun to drive.

Apart from this, the vehicle concept is also highly practical – especially for people who live in cities or urban areas. On most journeys a car carries just a single occupant, and because people make faster progress through the city in a smart fortwo. And because with a smart fortwo, people can make faster progress through city streets and they do not even need to search for a parking space – the smart fortwo can easily fit between in very limited space – they can find one right away.

As early as 2002, the smart fortwo was included in the permanent collection in New York’s Museum of Modern Art – the only vehicle there that is still produced today. The five other models to attain this honor were the Cisitalia, Jaguar E-Type, Willy’s Jeep, Ferrari Formula 1 and Volkswagen Beetle.

The right distribution partner

With Roger Penske and UnitedAuto Group, smart has the right distribution partner to bring the smart fortwo to the US market in 2008. smart USA is currently reviewing market data to determine dealership locations – no specific locations have been identified to date. Dealer organizations will be announced during the second half of 2007.

UnitedAuto Group, Inc., headquartered in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, operates 319 dealers with 41 different brands and 27 repair workshops. UAG specializes in the sale of new and pre-owned cars, financing, insurance and supplying spare parts and also offers a maintenance and repair service for all the brands it offers.
 

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I drove a Smart FourFour for a week in Italy and it burned about 2 litres of oil. Crapbox.
 

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2008 Smart ForTwo Brabus

2008 Smart ForTwo Brabus
It didn't take long for the Brabus boys to get their hands on the new Smart Fortwo. Just as with the last generation vehicle, the German tuner has decided that the tinest of tiny cars needs a little more pep. But compared to the previous edition, the new Brabus Fortwo has thirty percent more power and a twenty-four percent lower weight-to-power ratio. All that power-a big 98 horses-comes from a 1.0-liter three cylinder that makes 103 lb-ft of torque. According to Brabus, the run up to 62 mph is done in under ten seconds on its way to a top speed of 96 mph.

The exterior of the Brabus models is distinguished from regular ForTwos by wider arches and custom wheels, while the fancier Brabus Xclusive also sports a front spoiler and side skirts. Inside, the base model gets a number of Brabus-only trim pieces; the Xclusive also gets heated leather seats, a sports steering wheel, and leather trim throughout the cabin, along with standard side air bags. Both go on sale this fall in Europe, but there's no word on whether this hotted-up Smarts will come here next year.
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Brabus and Rinspeed seem to be fighting it out to see who can develop the most ridiculously stupid cars and pass them off on the public.
 

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I can actually use them as rollerblades!
 

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First Drive: 2008 Smart Fortwo Brabus Xclusive

First Drive: 2008 Smart Fortwo Brabus Xclusive
First Impressions:
Extravagant styling and an amped-up turbo engine make this the equivalent of a 224-mph Mercedes-Benz C-Class V12 Brabus, only smaller.

* 98-hp turbo 1.3-liter inline-3
* Modified 5-speed semiautomatic
* 225/35R17 rear tires
* 98-mph top speed
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Check it out - a super deformed 2 door Scion xA

Whats cool is the first over 30 mph accident should be sufficient to remove anyone foolish enough to buy one from the Gene pool.
 

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I saw a smart car the other day. They are quite small. I do like them, but they don't even get the MPG my Prius does so why bother. Unless you want to be able to fit 4 cars in a 2 car garage.
 

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I'd swap a k20 in there and call it a day.
 

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If I can drive that to class/inside work I'd so get it.
 

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Why wont these things just die. I cant think of a car i hate more then smart cars.

What douche bag thinks to themselves,
" yes i want a ludicrously tiny car i can hardly fit in. Not only should it look like ass, i want every one to know im gay when i drive around in it. Ow and it should be cost twice as much as its worth coz i love getting ass raped"
 
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