Based on the latest evolution of the smart fortwo cabrio there is now a
successor to the sold-out limited-edition models Ultimate 101, Ultimate 112,
Ultimate R and Ultimate style - the Brabus Ultimate 120.
As the name indicates, this drop-top two-seater car is a supercar with 120 hp
(88 kW) and a top speed of 112 mph (170 km/h), which will be built in a
small-series production run limited to just 120 consecutively numbered cars. The
exclusive appointments range from a special paint finish as per customer
specification to the WIDESTAR wide-body version with forged Brabus Monoblock F
18-inch wheels and an all-leather interior. MSRP for a Brabus Ultimate 120
starts at 45,900 EUR ($60,000).
In addition to the special paint finish, which on the car at the Geneva Motor
Show is an intense metallic red, the Ultimate 120 immediately catches the eye
with its muscular Brabus WIDESTAR body kit with front spoiler, side sills and
Brabus WIDESTAR fender flares front and back.
The large wheel wells offers space for a tire/wheel combination that is highly
unusual in this vehicle class and design: the new Brabus Monoblock F "Platinum
Edition" forged wheels are mounted on the front axle in size 7Jx18 with size
205/35 R18 high-performance tires. Size 8.5Jx18 wheels with size 235/30 R18
tires in the rear provide plenty of grip for transferring the power of 120
horses to the asphalt with no slip.
The height-adjustable Brabus coilover suspension is custom-calibrated to the
ultra-low-profile tires and the wider track. It combines direct and safe
handling with excellent ride comfort. A Brabus high-performance brake system
with cross-drilled discs and four-piston fixed calipers painted in body color on
the front axle provides enormous stopping power and maximum durability.
This makes the Ultimate 120 perfectly suited for the installation of the
powerful Brabus three-cylinder turbocharged engine. In keeping with its name,
the Ultimate city sports car keeps a maximum power output of 120 hp at 6,000 rpm
on tap for its driver. However, even more important in day-to-day operation is
the peak torque of 118 lb-ft (160 Nm), available between 2,250 and 3,750 rpm,
and unparalleled in this vehicle class.
Gears in the Brabus Ultimate 120 are shifted either automatically or similar to
Formula 1 racing manually with shift paddles on the ergonomically shaped Brabus
steering wheel that has a diameter of just 13.4 inches (34 centimeters).
With a sprint time of 8.3 seconds for 0-60 mph and an electronically limited top
speed of 106 mph (170 km/h), the convertible also sets new class standards in
This performance is accompanied acoustically by the Brabus stainless-steel sport
exhaust system with two chrome-plated tailpipes.
The Ultimate 120 also features a number of exquisite interior highlights: the
entire interior is clad in especially soft and breathable black Brabus Mastik
leather with red contrasting seams that match the outer skin. For perfect
lateral support during fast cornering the city sports car is equipped with
Recaro Sportster seats. These also are wrapped in the finest Brabus leather and
their seat shells are painted in the same color as the car's exterior.
Numerous other details such as the speedometer, tach and clock including the
instrument bezels, dashboard molding, turn signal stalks and door handles were
also painted in body color. Brabus stainless-steel pedals as well as an aluminum
shifter and emergency-brake lever create pure motor sports ambiance.