Okay, let's talk about the other end of the range. Smart are going to
cancel the Fourfor and have already cancel-
led the Roadster! Are you
optimistic, as an official Smart tuner, that the Smart story will go
As you certainly have taken from the press releases, the Fourftwo
is going to be inte-
grated as a new model in the Mercedes Benz programme. I
don't see any reason for not dealing with that car. Smart is unique! And
the Fourtwo was always unique. So I think there is a big future for this
Brabus cars are mainly black. In the do-it yourself tuning scene, flashy
two-tones paints are all the rage now. It sometimes foreshadows the trend for
the industry! Is there any chance that we'll soon see a bi-colour paint
from Brabus? It doesn't have to be a vivid one. But what about black and grey
and a cupreous parting line!?
From time to time there are cars with different paints: The CLS Rocket in
silver or just consider the Smart Brabus 'Ultimate 101' that were available in
racing red, which is similar to Ferrari's red. We also manu-
facture many cars in
bright colours, inclu-
ding white, for customers from all over the world, mainly from
Asia and Arabia. And these cars look pretty good.
The question was aimed at the pre-
sentation cars of Brabus but
me you will keep them black. Just as
the Brabus style has
always been un-
obtrusive. Now it seems
the trend with the conversions goes in a more ostentatious direction! Will Brabus
follow, or will you cling to your style?
No, we are going to cling to our style. Our parts have to be effective. But there is
also a form-follows-function-bondage with some parts. When we have a big cooler behind
a part, we of course need large air inlets; otherwise a big cooler would make no
sense. But generally we produce shapely parts that work.
You already mentioned the CLS Ro-
cket. The car provides almost unbe-
lieable performance rates,
however it is electronically limited in torque and top speed. Are there any improve-
ments to come from the suppliers, so that the limits can be raised or abo-
Indeed we limit top speed to 350kph. But to get back to your question what the
future will bring, I can only say: Wait and see!
Well, but it's up to the tyre makers. If they get even better, it could
enable the Rocket to run as fast as it can. What would be the top speed of the
CLS Rocket without any limits? 360kph!?
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