smart will be reaching for the stars in Paris.
With the concept vehicle smart forstars the brand is aiming to hit the nerve of a target group that is at home in the cities of the world.
The electrically driven smart forstars is an SUC (Sports Utility Coupé) with room for two people. Its name is a tongue-in-cheek reference to the glass roof above the passengers that gives a clear view of the starry sky.
Problem is, you usually see the stars easily while riding in the countryside. In town, one tends to see mostly colorful neon, streetlights and various buildings.
But, at the same time the name hints at the witty idea of integrating a video projector in the front bonnet. This enables the work of film stars to be spontaneously shared with friends at any time.
The smart forstars will be premiered at the Paris Motor Show 2012. The color of the expressive coupé is also a reference to the venue of the world premiere. It is painted in the extravagant color “alubeam rouge” that creates an appealing contrast to the matt metallic titanium color of the tridion safety cell. And thanks to the 60-kilowatt magneto-electric motor from the new smart BRABUS electric drive, the zero-emission smart forstars is agile and lively.
The electric drive of the smart forstars is based on the innovative drive concept of the smart fortwo BRABUS electric drive. Compared to the production model of the smart electric drive the output of the magneto-electric motor has been increased to 60 kW, giving the forstars, according to smart, agile and lively performance.
The vehicle has a top speed of over 130 kph (80.7 mph) and the lithium-ion battery has a capacity of 17.6 kwh.