2013 Smart ForJeremy
The smart forjeremy, which we first saw in concept guise at the 2012 Los Angeles Auto Show, is headed to production. On a limited basis, that is.
We don’t know if we’re happy about this or we think this is a complete novelty.
Make no mistake; we love Jeremy Scott. I, for one, actually have a pair of his Adidas sneakers as part of my collection. But on a car, even the diminutive size of the smart fortwo?
We’re not flipping over backwards, that much we can tell you.
The good thing is that the production version of the forjeremy has been toned down from the concept, which may not seem like much, considering that the wings are still there.
In any case, we understand why this car will still be a popular model. That’s the effect of having Jeremy Scott tied to it. The man is a fashion institution, especially to the younger market, the same market that smart will undoubtedly target for this model.
Can’t say he disagree on that.
Click past the jump to read more about the smart forjeremy
2013 Smart ForJeremy
Horsepower @ RPM:102
Torque @ RPM:90 (Est.)
0-60 time:13 sec. (Est.)
Top Speed:96 mph
The most distinctive parts of the car’s design are those wings. No surprises there. But the rest of the model is surprisingly full of added design, even by its toned-down standards relative to the concept version.
A particularly impressive design addition to the forjeremy is the prevalent use of alubeam, particularly as a color on the tridion safety cell, the door mirror caps and the front grille. That color offers a sharp contrast to the polar white set of 16- and 17-inch monoblock wheels fitted on the car.
And just to be sure that this special-edition fortwo has Jeremy Scott’s design imprint, the vehicle’s mirror triangle and rear lid are embellished by logos and lettering featuring the words "by Jeremy Scott.”
The interior of the car is very white. It’s also very neatly designed, particularly the seats, door center panels, gear knob and kneepad, all of which have been dressed in embossed leather with white stitching. The seat surfaces feature diamond stitching, while the top part of the instrument panel is covered with embossed black tailor made leather with white contrast stitching.
Finally, the three-spoke sports steering wheel is also covered with white leather, providing the kind of unique design that Jeremy Scott has come to be known for.
The Smart Forjeremy will be offered in a choice of three different powertrain options, all of which were co-developed by German tuner, Brabus.
The first one is a 1.0-liter three-cylinder turbocharged engine that produces 102 horsepower. The second is a 55kW (74-horsepower) Brabus electric-drive engine and the third is a 60kW (80-horsepower) Brabus electric-drive engine.
Any of the three options should be good enough because we all know that anybody who buys a smart car, let alone one with wings on it, won’t mind how much output it has.
The smart forjeremy will carry a base price of €33,333 ($43,400) for the 1.0-liter, three-cylinder turbo engine version; €34,800 ($45,330) for the 55kW electric drive; and €40,600 ($52,900) for the 60kW Brabus electric drive.
|Engine Type||Price (€)||Price ($)|
|1.0-liter three cylinder||33,333||43,400|
|55kW Brabus electric drive||34,800||45,330|
|60kW Brabus electric drive||40,600||52,900|
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You’d be hard-pressed to find another car with wings on it so that in itself disqualifies the forjeremy in terms of having a direct competitor. You could slot in the Batmobile in that regard, but that just wouldn’t be fair.
So if you’re looking for a compact city car that can rival the audaciousness of this special edition vehicle, you can opt to go for the new Fiat 500 by GQ. It doesn’t come with the wings, that much we can tell you, but the fact that GQ had a hand in designing it sure makes it a lot more appealing to the "metropolitan man of the third millennium.”
The smart forjeremy is definitely catered towards a specific market. Not everybody will fancy its completely radical design, but for those who know Jeremy Scott and the work he’s done as a fashion designer - and collaborator with Adidas - they’ll scoop up this special edition model in a heartbeat.
Maybe even faster than that.