Smart announces fortwo Brabus

Smart has revealed a new version of its fortwo at the 2008 LA Auto Show, the fortwo Brabus.

Smart fortwo BRABUS
Click to view more photos of the 2009 Smart fortwo Brabus. Corinne Schulze/CBS Interactive

Smart has revealed a new version of its fortwo at the 2008 LA Auto Show, the fortwo Brabus. Brabus being the German tuning house most famous for their close ties with Mercedes-Benz. If the idea of a performance variant of the superthrifty fortwo seems a bit odd, you're not alone. We're looking at with a bit of skepticism as well.

Particularly because the fortwo Brabus features no more power than the standard 71 horsepower fortwo, choosing to boost performance in the suspension and aesthetic departments instead.

The fortwo Brabus will be released in limited quantities and made available only to current participants in the Smart reservation holders, who can choose to upgrade their reservations to Brabus status for an additional cost. The fortwo Brabus is only available in black or silver, and can be had as a coupe for $17,990 or as a cabriolet for $20,990.

View more photos of the Smart fortwo Brabus.

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