So you think you’re a hipster posing with your skinny jeans and winged high-cuts? Get the extra edge of being trendy by driving a Smart ForJeremy. After making its debut at the Los Angeles Auto Show late last year, this supposedly fashionable special edition Smart ForTwo, shown at the Shanghai Motor Show, is said to go on a limited production run starting this month.
The main central design element of this car – The striking wings at the rear – which is a somewhat signature of this internationally renowned fashion designer, Jeremy Scott, who puts wings on everything (sneakers, sweaters or sunglasses) he designs.
“I wanted to design something out of the ordinary, something that expressed my dreams and fantasies and that transferred my fashion ideas to automotive design. I see myself driving this car and can well imagine my friends and cool people all over the world loving the unique design of this smart.” he said.
This production-ready version does differ slightly with standard taillights instead of wings seen on the show car. The featured aeroplane-propeller shaped rims are also gone, replaced by a set of 16 or 17 inch Monoblock alloy wheels wheels finished in white. The bodypanels are also in white contrasted by the tridion cell, door mirror caps and radiator grille in Alubeam.
The interior is also the same as the show car except for its funky steering wheel replaced by a more conventional 3-spoke sports design covered in white leather.
Three engine variants are offered for this Smart ForJeremy: the electric drive 55 kW (equivalent to 74 hp) electric motor for 34,800 euros; the BRABUS electric drive 60 kW (equivalent to 80 hp) electric motor for 40,600 euros; and BRABUS 102 hp, 1.0 litre turbocharged 3-cylinder petrol engine for 33,333 euros.
Limited edition of smart forjeremy goes into series production: Haute couture on four wheels
Stuttgart/Shanghai, Apr 20, 2013 — The smart forjeremy is going into series production. At the Shanghai Auto Show (21 to 29 April 2013), smart will be showcasing the unique model created together with internationally renowned fashion designer Jeremy Scott, which will be available as an extremely limited special edition licensed for road use. With its striking wings at the rear, the vehicle retains a central design element of the original show car. Production is scheduled to begin in April 2013. The smart fortwo edition by Jeremy Scott is available as a coupé with either a local emission-free electric drive, BRABUS electric drive or a powerful BRABUS 75 kW petrol engine.
Jeremy Scott gives smart wings – the most eye-catching feature of the new smart fortwo edition by Jeremy Scott is the two vertical wings just above its rear lights. As Jeremy Scott explains: “I wanted to design something out of the ordinary, something that expressed my dreams and fantasies and that transferred my fashion ideas to automotive design. I see myself driving this car and can well imagine my friends and cool people all over the world loving the unique design of this smart.”
The tridion safety cell, door mirror caps and radiator grille are all painted in alubeam. By contrast, the bodypanels and 16″/17″ Monoblock alloy wheels are finished in polar white in the BRABUS drive variants. The mirror triangle and rear lid are embellished by logos and lettering featuring the words “by Jeremy Scott”.
White is also the dominant colour in the interior, together with fine materials: the seats, door centre panels, gear knob (petrol version only) and kneepad are all tailor made with white, embossed leather complete with white stitching. The diamond stitching on the seat surfaces and backs is also found on the door centre panel. The top part of the instrument panel is covered with embossed black tailor made leather and also boasts white contrast stitching. The 3-spoke sports steering wheel is covered with white leather.
A pleasing contrast is created by the dashboard instruments, the trim to the side of the instrument panel and the gearshift trim, all of which are finished in alubeam. The classy look is underlined by black velours floor mats with white leather trim and “Jeremy Scott” in elegant lettering.
A choice of three engines
The exclusive special model is available with three different engine versions. All vehicles will be built by smart-BRABUS GmbH in a tailor made manufacturing process:
- smart fortwo edition by Jeremy Scottelectric drive: with a 55 kW electric motor
- smart fortwo edition by Jeremy Scott BRABUS electric drive: with a 60 kW electric motor
- smart fortwo edition by Jeremy Scott BRABUS: with a 75 kW petrol engine
Exuberant creations: Jeremy Scott
Wings are one of the recurring design elements used by Jeremy Scott to great effect. Be it sweatshirts, sunglasses, watches or sneakers, winged motifs crop up again and again in his collections. Jeremy Scott is regarded as the last rebel of the fashion scene. When it comes to style and design, he knows neither boundaries nor conventions. His polarising impact has established him as a pop icon and a creator of exceptional fashion designs. Many stars from the music scene have embraced his avant-garde creations – they are worn by leading names such as Lady Gaga, Rihanna, Katy Perry, Madonna, Björk and Kanye West.
Born in Kansas, Missouri, Jeremy Scott first went to New York in 1992 to study fashion design at the Pratt Institute, one of the leading schools of art and design in the USA. After graduating in 1996, he made a beeline for Paris to launch his design career at the tender age of 21. In 1996 and 1997, he won the “Venus de la Mode Award” for the “Best New Designer” and was nominated for the “Best Young Designer” award by the Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA) in 1999. In 2001, the award-winning wunderkind returned to the USA to take up residence in Los Angeles.
Here is an overview of the prices:
- smart forjeremy
- Engine/power / Engine type
- Engine capacity
- Price in € (incl. 19% VAT)
- 1.0 l (75 kW/102 hp) turbo petrol engine / 3-cyl. in-line turbo engine
- 999 cc
- 33,333 euro
- 55 kW electric drive
- Electric motor (magneto-electric motor)
- 34,800 euro
- 60 kW BRABUS electric drive
- Electric motor (magneto-electric motor)
- 40,600 euro
All prices are based on Germany and include 19% VAT.