We think, like many out there, that the ForTwo is a cool little city car with the added bonus of having a removable roof. If the sun is shining, off with the top! The two-seater which debuted in 1998 has a rear-mounted engine and it zips around really well, is easy to park and looks really funky. But, it isn’t funky enough for some, but this new Brabus package should appease those lot we reckon.
Available for both the coupe and cabriolet, the new kit features a set of 16in front and 17in rear alloys (with Brabus centre caps) wrapped in sticky Yokohama summer performance tyres, along with a matte grey rear diffuser and a body-coloured front spoiler and rear apron. The package also sees the addition of a series of mechanical upgrades for the Passion, Prime and Proxy trims; they will ride 10mm lower to the ground and they also get a stiffer anti-roll bar and a bespoke damping system. This should reduce body roll when you corner hard and it will give the tiny car a much more planted ride than before.
As for the cabin, the kit adds brushed stainless steel sport pedals (with rubber studs), a three-spoke multifunction sport steering with grey stitching, and the Brabus logos on the gear knob and handbrake lever. There is a choice of new upholstery finishes too but sadly, there are no power gains; the models retain the turbocharged three-pot 0.9-litre motor making 89 horses and 135Nm of torque which can propel the Smart to 100kph in just 10.1 seconds and on to a top speed of 146kph.