Thursday, November 29, 2012

LA Show 2012 Highlights: Smart ForJeremy Concept

Mercedes has unveiled the Smart Forjeremy show car at a special ceremony on the eve of the Los Angeles motor show.

Based on a Smart Fortwo electric drive, the Forjeremy is a design collaboration with American fashion designer Jeremy Scott, who has altered the body to include his trademark wings.

Made of clear fibreglass, the wings light up to act as the rear brake lights.

Further exterior alterations include alloy wheels designed to look like airplane propellers, and ‘eyebrow’ design details above the headlamp clusters. Completing the unique look are a chromed grille and door mirrors.

Inside, Scott chose white Nappa leather, with diamond stitched seats, contrasted with chrome trim fittings.
The Fortwo’s electric drivetrain remains unaltered, meaning there's a 55kW electric motor capable of accelerating the car up to a top speed of 78mph. Its lithium-ion battery pack gives a 90-mile range.

While currently only a one-off, Mercedes is hoping to put the Smart Forjeremy into limited-run production early next year.

Thanks to: Autocar

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