Lot 339 - 2005 Smart ‘Brabus’ Roadster Coupé
|Odometer reading||52,000 miles|
|Result||Sold - £3,962|
The Smart Roadster and Roadster Coupé were introduced in 2003, based on a stretched platform of the Fortwo with a full length of 3427 mm. The two variants are meant to be reminiscent of the British roadster, such as the Triumph Spitfire or the MG B. The Roadster is powered by 45 or 60 kilowatt versions of the turbocharged 698cc three cylinder Suprex engine in the rear, which is engineered by Mercedes-Benz. The Roadster Coupé has the more powerful 80hp engine. A steering wheel with Formula 1 style gear paddles, to control the semi-automatic sequential transmission, is optional. Weighing very little, the Roadster is meant to provide the emotion of driving a sports car at an affordable cost.
The Brabus versions have a different twin sports exhaust, lower suspension, polished six-spoke aluminium alloy Monoblock VI 17’’ wheels (205/40 ZR17 at the front and 225/35 ZR17 at the rear), front spoiler, side skirts and radiator grille. Exclusive Brabus (Xclusive) interior includes leather trimmed dashboard, alloy-effect accent parts, instrument graphics, leather/aluminium gear knob with Brabus labelled starter button, aluminium handbrake handle (which fouls the central armrest), aluminium pedals and Brabus labelled floor mats. The Brabus version also features stronger clamping of the clutch plates and a faster gear change.
This example presented in silver with black leather interior enjoys the standard electric windows, air conditioning and heated seats. There is a current MoT test certificate with the car which expires in March 2019. Please be aware that the LCD dashboard is currently partly working. With only 52,000 miles on the clock, this ‘pocket rocket’ will bring a smile to anyone’s face.
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