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    Thread: Smart ForJeremy unveiled -- will be sold as limited edition in 2013

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      11-29-2012 07:59 PM #1
      http://carscoop.blogspot.com/2012/11...is-fortwo.html



      Outrageous concept cars are a part of every car show. Mercedes-Benz had its Advanced Design Studio in California team up with fashion designer Jeremy Scott for eight months to create a limited edition of the ForTwo EV city car for this year's LA Auto Show.
      Head of Mercedes-Benz and Smart design Gorden Wagener explains:

      “Co-operations with fashion designers are normally limited to selecting interior materials and interior and exterior colour schemes. With Jeremy Scott, however, we wanted to go one step further and integrated the typical wings as a central design element in the vehicle body. This was quite a challenge, because it was not just a case of creating a showcar but rather of creating a near-series study with the potential for licensing it for road use in the future.”

      Actually, the winged ForTwo is scheduled to go on sale, as head of Smart Dr Anette Winkler confirmed: “We will launch a limited special edition in 2013”, she said, adding that “I really look forward to cruising the city in this item of haute couture.”

      As you can see in the detailed image gallery that follows, the ForJeremy features a bright white bodywork while the Tridion safety cell, the frame of the grille and the “eyebrows” above the headlights are chrome plated and the white-against-chrome theme continues in the cabin.

      Additionally, the alloy wheels are shaped, according to Smart, like airplane propellers and then, of course, there’s the non-too-subtle winged treatment of the rear end.

      Under the wings skin, Smart’s fashion-conscious city car is based on the all-electric version of the ForTwo. It features a 17.6 kWh lithium-ion battery pack and a 74HP (55 kW) electric motor that offers a 0-60 mph (0-96 km/h) acceleration time of just 4.8 seconds, a top speed of 125 km/h (78 mph) and a maximum range of “approximately” 145 km (90 miles).






















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      11-29-2012 08:01 PM #2
      I don't know who Jeremy is and I don't want to.
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      11-29-2012 08:02 PM #3
      it looks really fun besides the lights!
      The good news: I gave up on being one of the cool kids!

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      11-29-2012 08:04 PM #5
      Quote Originally Posted by Electioneer View Post
      I don't know who Jeremy is and I don't want to.
      QFT.

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      11-29-2012 08:04 PM #6
      Jeremy is the most serious looking faux-angel I've ever seen.

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      11-29-2012 08:07 PM #7
      For a second I thought they had styled it for this man...


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      11-29-2012 08:09 PM #8
      Quote Originally Posted by Wimbledon View Post
      THAT is gorgeous. But as far as everything else? Stop it now. Very bad.
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      11-29-2012 08:10 PM #9
      Quote Originally Posted by julz88 View Post
      For a second I thought they had styled it for this man...

      same here...that is gayest car I've ever seen
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      11-29-2012 08:11 PM #10
      The pants, fabulous. The car, hideous.

    11. 11-29-2012 08:11 PM #11
      brunos brother ?

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      11-29-2012 08:15 PM #12
      Are we sure carscoop didn't pick up an Onion story and run with it like The People's Daily?

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      11-29-2012 08:16 PM #13
      That's under the "wouldn't be caught dead in" category..

      And I don't mind the standard car, so long as the color choices are sensible.

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      11-29-2012 08:18 PM #14
      Quote Originally Posted by bzcat View Post
      Are we sure carscoop didn't pick up an Onion story and run with it like The People's Daily?
      This is real.

      From smart USA's official Twitter account:

      https://twitter.com/smartcarusa/stat...00577052831744

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      11-29-2012 08:19 PM #15
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      Quote Originally Posted by bzcat View Post
      Are we sure carscoop didn't pick up an Onion story and run with it like The People's Daily?
      Dear God, WHY? Smart wasn't able to sell or lease the even half of the original 250 smart EVs they brought in in 2011--who will pay what's likely a $10,000 premium for one that looks like ass in 2013?

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      11-29-2012 08:21 PM #17
      0-60 in 4.8?? That a typo?

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      11-29-2012 08:25 PM #18
      Quote Originally Posted by SuperFly_Mofo View Post
      0-60 in 4.8?? That a typo?
      The correct stat is 0-60 km/h in 4.8 s.

      0-60 mi/h in 11.5 s.
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      11-29-2012 08:30 PM #21
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      11-29-2012 08:31 PM #22
      The people in the ad look like the type of people I would imagine purchase Smart cars
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      11-29-2012 08:36 PM #23
      Smart is so desperate. They keep milking the same car. They add wings and of a sudden its a "whole new smart"

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      11-29-2012 08:39 PM #24
      I actually think the package is kinda cool- pretty unique styling. minus the wings, of course, those are just retarded.
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      11-29-2012 08:40 PM #25
      Quote Originally Posted by Electioneer View Post
      I don't know who Jeremy is and I don't want to.
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      11-29-2012 08:41 PM #26
      Doesn't get much more Euro than this.
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      11-29-2012 08:43 PM #27
      Quote Originally Posted by Electioneer View Post
      I don't know who Jeremy is and I don't want to.
      Is he that intimidating?

      Quote Originally Posted by VDub2625 View Post
      I actually think the package is kinda cool- pretty unique styling. minus the wings
      x2. The interior improvements are appealing.

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      11-29-2012 08:43 PM #28
      I didn't think anything could be gayer than a miata. This thread has proven me wrong.

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      11-29-2012 08:44 PM #29
      I'm one of the few advocates of smart cars around here and even I gotta say I think I threw up in my mouth a bit.

      I like the chromed tridon cell though.

    30. 11-29-2012 08:46 PM #30
      Saweeet! Any guesses on pricing?

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      11-29-2012 08:48 PM #31
      Quote Originally Posted by julz88 View Post
      For a second I thought they had styled it for this man...

      Yep, came in expecting a smart car with a V8 Brabus quad turbo and quilted leather upholstery.

      Leaving... well, you can imagine....

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      11-29-2012 08:49 PM #32
      Unless The Onion is designing cars now, this is awesome.

      The interior looks great and the flaming taillights are so outrageous it has to happen.
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    33. 11-29-2012 08:54 PM #33
      Quote Originally Posted by VarianceVQ View Post
      Doesn't get much more ass-reamingly ghey than this.
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      11-29-2012 09:02 PM #34
      Wow, that is flamboyant.

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      11-29-2012 09:13 PM #35
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      Wow, that is flamboyant.
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