Wednesday, September 07, 2005

History of smart: Roadster

The sporty smart roadster, launched in 2003 has many features in common with both the fortwo and forfour.(tridion, changable body panels, ESP - electronic stability program, SOFTOUCH transmission).

"The smart roadster and roadster-coupé are meant to be reminiscent of the old British roadsters such as the Triumph Spitfire and MG-B. Powered by a 64 or 80 bhp turbo inline 3, the small peppy engine is designed to move this roadster along at a brisk pace (it only weighs 1760+ pounds). It is meant to be a cheap, simple roadster like the roadsters of lore. The production of the roadster and roadster-coupe will end by 2005." See source.

"The smart roadster-coupé's TRIDION safety cell is available in silver or alternatively in black at no extra charge. The bodypanels are available in the colours jack black, shine yellow and spice red. The colours champagne remix, star blue and glance grey are available for an extra charge. The interior of the smart roadster-coupé is available in the colours scribble black or scribble grey, or, for an extra charge, in black leather. A soft top is available as an option in addition to the high-gloss hardtop." See source.

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