Brabus have announced that the Frankfurt Motor show will be the venue for the launch of their ‘Ultimate 112’ version of the ForTwo Smart Convertible. The engine power from the turbo-charged three cylinder engine is uprated to 112ps, hence it’s name and the production run will also be limited to 112 cars. All of these cars will be finished in metallic orange with an orange trimmed black interior.
The Brabus Ultimate 112 is designed to be the ultimate city car, combining the small size and agility of the ForTwo with the high level of equipment associated with the Brabus brand. It replaces the Ultimate 101 which was based on the previous shape Smart ForTwo but takes the development even further.
A sporty body-kit reflects the increase in power and this is matched to black Monoblock VI double-spoke wheels transferring the power to the road. This is accompanied acoustically by the Brabus stainless-steel sport exhaust and its dual tailpipes made from cast aluminium.
The interior 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.
Gear shifting in the Brabus Ultimate 112 is done either automatically or with Formula 1 style steering-wheel paddles. These paddles are mounted to an ergonomically shaped Brabus sport steering wheel.
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) are impressive for such a small convertible and promise for an entertaining drive.
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.