Brabus is showing off an aftermarket aesthetic upgrade package for the latest 2017 model Smart ForTwo city car, called the Sport Package.
The third-generation Smart ForTwo (and rear-engined ForFour sibling) is not on sale in Australia, despite being the funkiest and most well-sorted iteration to date, with proper manual and dual-clutch gearboxes in place of the nightmare semi auto which arguably ruined its chances of success here. Now the new version with more flair has gone on sale overseas, we lament its absence even more.
A $1900 Brabus Sport Package brings some much needed attitude and stance, with a 10mm reduction in ride height, sinking the body over staggered 16-inch, 185/50 front and 17-inch 205/40 rear wheels and tyres. A matte grey colour scheme adds sporting flavour, with deeper openings and diffusers, and Brabus wheelcaps completing the external package.
Stepping into the compact interior you will note a unique Brabus ‘multi-function’ tiller, brushed stainless pedals and paddle shifters if you opt for the dual clutcher. Bespoke, Brabus-logoed handbrake and gearknob are further reminders of sporting intent, which doesn’t continue to the engine.
This version soldiers on with the 66kW, 135Nm 900cc triple of the standard ForTwo, but there is a full 80kW Brabus version if you hunger for more grunt. Compared to the outrageous, over-the-top Mercedes-AMG based offerings it might seem tame, but we are glad it exists nonetheless.