Every now and then Smart unveils a new concept, or limited
edition vehicle based on their defining ForTwo model.
There's been the CrossTown concept from 2005, and the
production CrossBlade from 2002 - essentially a ForTwo
with the roof and doors removed.
ForSpeed was first seen in the patent drawings the
company filed at the start of 2011. Although at the time
there were no concrete details of the as-then unnamed
The Smart Forspeed is scheduled to make its first public
outing at the 2011 Geneva Motor Show. Despite the name
the Forspeed isn't a high-performance variant of the ForTwo.
In fact it's quite the opposite.
Powering the Smart ForSpeed is a 100 percent electric
drivetrain which produces a none-too-sprightly 41 horsepower.
This setup allows the ForSpeed to reach 37 mph in 5.5
seconds, and top out at 75 mph. A boost button mounted
in the dash, when pressed, ups the motor's output by 7
As always, range is an important factor for electric cars.
The ForSpeed's is around 85 miles, and an 80 percent charge
is possible in 45 minutes - if you've got the right charger
Overall the Smart ForSpeed is a good looking little car
which sadly doesn't live up to its name.
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