Congested city traffic is a stark contrast to the freedom of marine navigation. But for those who want to experience lavishness in a small urban mobility package like the smart fortwo cabrio, German tuning company Brabus and luxury yacht-maker Sunseeker London Group has an enticing proposition – the new Brabus Smart ForTwo Ultimate Sunseeker Limited Edition “One of Ten.”
The new Brabus Ultimate Sunseeker Limited Edition “One of Ten” is a city sports car jointly created by the collaboration between Brabus and Sunseeker. This limited edition city car -- marking the two brand’s first joint luxury car -- was unveiled during the grand opening of their joint “KÖ90” flagship store in Königsallee 90 in Dusseldorf, Germany.
As a creation of one of the renowned tuners in the automotive world, the Brabus Ultimate Sunseeker Limited Edition “One of Ten” is provided with special sporty elements and some tuning works. Likewise, the limited edition is identified also as a creation of Sunseeker through the Sunseeker logo on the rear and the two mirror triangles as well as a nautical compass on each side of the tridion cell. The limited edition is wrapped in a “Midnight Sapphire” special metallic blue finish that is contrasted at the rear and sides with “Silver Lake Metallic” accents.
The Brabus Ultimate Sunseeker Limited Edition “One of Ten” comes fitted with the Brabus Widestar widebody, and rides on nine-spoke 18-inch, king-sized, black-painted Brabus Monoblock Y forged wheels hugged by high-performance tires. The Widestar widebody includes tailor-made Brabus aerodynamic aids like PUR front spoiler, rocker panels and rear diffuser. The rear spoiler and the door mirror covers of the limited were made from naked carbon. Featuring a wider track, the limited edition is provided with a lowered Brabus sport suspension that offers direct, safe and agile handling.
Powering the Brabus Ultimate Sunseeker Limited Edition “One of Ten” is the most powerful Brabus variant of the 898cc three-cylinder turbo engine that delivers 92 kW (125 hp) of max output at 5,550 rpm and of 200 Nm (148 lb.-ft.) of peak torque at a low 2,000 rpm. This mill allows the limited edition to sprint from zero 50 km/h (31 mph) in just 2.9 seconds and reach an electronically limited top speed of 175 km/h (109 mph).
Inside, the Brabus Smart ForTwo Ultimate Sunseeker Limited Edition “One of Ten” conveys a maritime ambience thanks to ivory-colored leather upholstery, two teakwood floor coverings and high-quality velour floor mats. The trunk of the limited edition is lined with teakwood. The color of the fabric soft top is coordinated to match with the color of the interior leather. Meanwhile, longitudinal yachting-design quilting is found on the surfaces and the backs of the two seats while blue Sunseeker logos are incorporated into the two head restraints. A nautical compass is also embroidered on the center armrest of the limited edition.
Naked-carbon elements are found on the auxiliary gauges and speedometer, as well as on the air vents. These features could be finished in “Midnight Sapphire,” which is also the finish of the instrument panel and of the center section of the steering wheel. Further elements include the Brabus stainless pedals, aluminum shift knob and aluminum emergency brake as well as scuff plates with Brabus logo, the Sunseeker logo on the shift knob and the surround of the navigation system. A ‘Limited Edition’ badge completes the interior.
As the moniker of city sports car indicates, only 10 examples are available, each having a starting price of EUR59,900.