The Smart ForTwo will never be mistaken as a fast and powerful car and everyone knows that speed really isn’t its selling point. Knowing that has actually led us to ponder one of life’s most important questions: why would Brabus , a bastion of aftermarket power and performance, waste its time on a ForTwo?
The German aftermarket company has actually worked on the ForTwo before so an answer to the aforementioned question is really irrelevant at this point. Apparently, Brabus likes the ForTwo enough to turn it into its own version of a pocket rocket.
Recently, our master spy photographers managed to take a handful of photos of the Brabus-prepred Smart ForTwo. It’s heavily decked in camouflage so its hard to make out the exact work the German tuner did on the small city car.
It’s still unclear as to how much power Brabus has in store for the new Smart ForTwo. Rumors are circulating that this ForTwo will receive close to 120 horsepower under its hood. That’s an incredible number for a car of this size.
The 2015 Smart ForTwo by Brabus is expected to hit the showroom floor sooner than later, but before that, we’re anticipating it to be unveiled in a major auto show, possibly at Geneva in March 2015.
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July 22, 2014 - First testing session
Take a closer look at these spy photos and you’ll notice that this particular ForTwo comes with some aerodynamic enhancements, including a bigger front grille and a spiced-up front bumper, two traditional enhancements attributed to Brabus. But it’s the twin exhausts on the back that can be construed as the biggest indicator that this ForTwo has the German tuner’s fingerprints on it.
The Smart ForTwo doesn’t usually carry two exhaust pipes unless an aftermarket company installs another one.
The Scion iQ sits in an unenviable position. On one hand, it’s remarkable that the model has lasted this long in the market despite offering little in terms of market value. But it must be doing something right.
The iQ is a tad bigger than the ForTwo even if the dimensions are pretty much similar. Brabus’ involvement in the latter makes it sportier and more aggressive, which doesn’t bode well for the iQ’s chances of receiving some love.
The iQ does have an advantage of being a little more powerful when you line up the two models with no aftermarket assistance. The iQ’s 1.3-liter, four-cylinder engine produces 94 horsepower at 6,000 rpm and 89 pound-feet of torque at 4,4000 rpm, a little better than the 71 horsepower and 67 pound-feet torque figures of the ForTwo.
Still, it’s hard for the iQ to compete with a ForTwo that has Brabus as its provebial in-ring manager. The added assistance alone is enough to carry the Smart city car to a resounding win against its Scion rival.