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Smart ForSpeed concept (slideshow)

Mercedes is showing its Smart ForSpeed electric car concept at the 2011 International Motor Show in Geneva.

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Smart lineup at the Geneva auto show

Mercedes will debut the electric Smart ForSpeed concept at the 2011 International Motor Show in Geneva. The concept vehicle will be shown along with the electric scooter and bicycle that debuted at the 2010 Paris Motor Show in September. The Smart ForSpeed shows that an electric car can be fun, sporty, and fast--for a Smart car.
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Smart ForSpeed front

With better performance and design of its pint-sized cars, Smart shows that it's getting serious about the future of electric cars.
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Smart ForSpeed rear

The Smart ForSpeed concept doesn't have a roof or windows, which raises the question, if it doesn't have a roof, is it still a convertible?
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Smart ForSpeed left front quarter

The Smart ForSpeed is powered by a 16.5 kWH lithium ion battery that has a driving range of 85 miles (136 km).
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Smart ForSpeed right front quarter

It may be small and electric, but it's fast, for a Smart Car. The Smart ForSpeed accelerates from 0 mph to 37 mph (60 kph) in 5.5 seconds and reaches a top speed of 75 mph (120 kph).
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Smart ForSpeed interior

The interior of the two-seater is streamlined and minimalistic. But, uh-oh, only one cup holder in the center console.
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Smart ForSpeed solar panels

Photovoltaic cells integrated into the wind deflector help charge the onboard electrical system.
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Smart ForSpeed dash

The phone will be used as the infotainment system, although its placement is less than ideal for the driver.
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Smart ForSpeed charge port

The charging port for the Smart ForSpeed is located in the third brake light behind the Smart logo. The car battery can be charged from 0 to 80 percent in just 45 minutes.
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Smart ForSpeed logo

The ForSpeed insignia can be seen on the passenger seat.
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Smart ForSpeed wheels

The Smart ForSpeed is fitted with 205/35 R 18 tires in the front and 235/30 R 18 tires in the rear.
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Smart ForSpeed lights

The front headlights of the Smart ForSpeed concept retain the look of an eye.
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Smart ForSpeed left rear quarter

A 30 kW magneto-electric motor is installed at the rear.
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Smart ForSpeed rear lights

The rear lights of the Smart ForSpeed concept.

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