Smart Forspeed concept Review Autocar

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Smart Forspeed concept

is it?

Smart’s Forspeed concept is a glimpse into the company’s Fortwo model. And if this is to go by, we’re all in for a glossy treat.

The rides on the architecture of the Fortwo and a tuned version of the electric found in the current electric The magneto-electric motor is powered by lithium-ion batteries, which are for an 84 mile driving range and a top of 75mph, according to Smart.

Much like the funky Crossblade model, the Forspeed has its chopped off, its windscreen with small wind and driving experience focused on A Shame then that the Crossblade, the Forspeed won’t it to production.

Essentially, the Forspeed is a bed for the company to gauge customer in its new design features and to welcome new

What’s it like?

Climb the Forspeed and you’re swathed in a sea of high-gloss white plastics, contrast nicely with leather touches to the dash and inserts.

Look around the airy and you’ll find logically switchgear and a nicely finished steering wheel. You sit comfortably in leather seats, and would be for thinking that this is production ready, albeit a futuristic flair. The green-coloured harnesses seem a little but make more sense as the gets underway.

Turn the stick the ‘box in ‘D’ and prod the handbrake switch and the magneto-electric launches the Forspeed with a sense of urgency. After 35mph the initial surge of drops off slightly, making it a time to flick the overboost had it worked. Any higher than however, and flies turn bullets, so probably a good the boost function was unattainable.

Steering is a bit of a miss-match between too light or too heavy, the latter after the initial quarter Initially, this gripes, but forgiven for the fact that it is a concept.

Show it a quick however, and the Forspeed’s short, body, which sits on wheels, clings on to every of tarmac, making the reasoning the four-point harnesses more Body roll is kept to a and inspires a firmer push of the loud pedal.

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Its brakes also inspire With a ‘modest’ weight over the Fortwo cabriolet – the reduction wasn’t disclosed the Forspeed’s front drilled and rear discs ensure more than enough power is on tap.

Should I buy

Given that it’s a one-off and that bosses at and Smart are quite fond of creation, it’s a no. But if it were a set for production, it would be a resounding

The overall result of the Forspeed is one doesn’t disappoint. It drives looks great – to these at least – and paves the way for an exciting future.

Alex Kersten

Forspeed concept

Price: na; Top 75mph; 0-37mph: 5.5sec; na; Co2: zero locally; 800kg (est); Engine cc: rear-mounted, magneto-electric motor overboost; Power: 47bhp; n/a; Gearbox: single transmission

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