Brabus has unveiled the Ultimate E Concept in Germany, an extremely styled Smart ForTwo Coupe equipped with a transverse electric motor, a type of layout in which the electric motor is installed right behind the vehicle’s rear axle.
The environment friendly city car is wearing the Brabus Widestar body kit, a sporty package exclusively developed for Brabus Ultimate models featuring wide fenders, Monoblock Y Wheels and 18-inch wide base tires. Currently on exhibit at the 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show, the Ultimate E concept in bright yellow body paint has also received a specially developed Brabus suspension and aerodynamic parts such as the wind-tunnel developed spoiler with rear diffuser and rocker panels also aerodynamically enhanced using the same technology.
Inside, the bespoke interior shows an aluminum brake lever, shift knob, stainless steel pedals while the fine leather upholstery comes in blue Brabus Mastik leather material. This breathable and velvety soft leather with honeycomb quilting pattern has been wrapped throughout the dashboard, C-pillars and A-pillars as well as across the two door panels and the two main seats.
For added comfort, Brabus has also equipped the concept EV with a navigation system, a sound system and climate control. In contrast to the blue interior, the cabin's the air vent surrounds, clock and door handles have all been painted in color yellow. You will also notice the wiper switch, turn signal and gauge display bearing the same color as outside, while down at the floor comes a set of stylish velour matting complete with Brabus logo.
However, the Brabus Ultimate E Concept offers much more than its menacing new look. Powered by an underfloor lithium ion battery with 22kWh capacity, the Ultimate E Concept has a range up to 160km (100miles) on a single charge based on the standard New European Driving Cycle. This alternative solution was developed by Brabus ZERO EMISSION in partnership with Kreisel Electric from Austria, which is also where the battery pack was manufactured and produced. As for the charging time, the high performance battery pack will only take thirty minutes to charge using a wall box charger. In that short span of time, the wall box charger can already charge your battery by up to 80 percent.
The concept EV could develop a 150kW/ 204hp and 258 lb-ft (150Nm) of torque with power that gets to the rear wheels using a single speed transmission. Weighing only 2,392lbs, (1,085kg) where the front wheel weighs 14.7 lbs or 6.7 kg and rear wheel weighing only 15.6lbs (7.1kg), the Ultimate E concept is undeniably fast and can take off very quickly. That being said, it will only take 4.5 seconds for this city car to go from a zero to 62mph (0-100kph) before hitting a top speed of 112mph (180kph).