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inline6turbo
10-05-2009, 10:56 AM
One of my good friends John just bought this cute little guy! I know it's not a spotted by me on the street type thing but I thought I'd share considering our lack of cool cars up here :(

Here's what he had to say in his email about the car:

"I have just bought a small sports car, to make the drive a bit of fun, and that has helped a lot. It also saves me a fortune in fuel as it does 24kms to the litre.
I've attached a photo so you can drool over it. It's a Mercedes - Smart Roadster, with some modifications by Brabus. It has a Turbo Charged 698cc 3 cylinder engine and it goes really well. Top speed is about 160 kms per hour, which is way more than I need. The road holding is phenominal, and overtaking really is 'fast and fun, as it seems to be in the power band at 110 kms / hr."

http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y169/straight6turbo/P1020989.jpg
http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y169/straight6turbo/P1020990.jpg
http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y169/straight6turbo/P1020997.jpg

sputnik
10-05-2009, 10:59 AM
:barf:

SScott
10-05-2009, 11:05 AM
that so unique.... Weird as fuck.. but unique

Nissan_Fanboy
10-05-2009, 11:14 AM
I like it haha,
Looks very unique, i would drive it.
Would deffinintly turn heads

beyond_ban
10-05-2009, 11:15 AM
Does this John fellow live in Calgary? Or where is the car located?

A790
10-05-2009, 11:17 AM
I think that thing looks sick!

Eleanor
10-05-2009, 11:29 AM
Originally posted by beyond_ban
Does this John fellow live in Calgary? Or where is the car located? :werd:

Love the Brabus roadster :drool:

GQBalla
10-05-2009, 11:32 AM
thats pretty pimped but the front end is kinda ugly

inline6turbo
10-05-2009, 11:37 AM
John works as an engineer in Australia :) He used to work up here for ConocoPhillipes when I met him.

max_boost
10-05-2009, 11:38 AM
Well that sure is an interesting car....... :burnout:

Infinity888
10-05-2009, 11:38 AM
There are quite a few of those over in europe, great alternative to the ugly as hell fortwo.

max_boost
10-05-2009, 11:39 AM
Originally posted by inline6turbo
John works as an engineer in Australia :) He used to work up here for ConocoPhillipes when I met him.

The guy looks old enough to be your grandpa hehe

inline6turbo
10-05-2009, 11:42 AM
Originally posted by max_boost


The guy looks old enough to be your grandpa hehe

Oh come on now! He's aging quite well lol. He's 54 now I believe :)

scat19
10-05-2009, 11:42 AM
These cars have been around forever.

When you say "smart car", people think there is only one. Infact, there are 3+ models.

Not too sure why he's adding mercedes in there? To make it sound cooler?

AndyL
10-05-2009, 11:50 AM
Oddly there's a couple on the gov't of canada dispersals auction website... Too bad they're for export only (complete with having to pay CBSA staff to verify the loading into shipping container - and watching it get loaded onto a freighter).

cjblair
10-06-2009, 01:00 AM
Originally posted by Infinity888
There are quite a few of those over in europe, great alternative to the ugly as hell fortwo.

Absolutely.

ZorroAMG
10-06-2009, 09:13 AM
Breastbug.....

Pollywog
10-06-2009, 09:17 AM
Originally posted by Infinity888
There are quite a few of those over in europe, great alternative to the ugly as hell fortwo.
:werd: I saw a ton of them when I was over there. Somewhat grotesque looking IMO. Not only that, it still shares the same horrid looking cockpit.

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/a/a8/Smart_Roadster-Coup%C3%A9_%2817.06.2007%29.jpg/800px-Smart_Roadster-Coup%C3%A9_%2817.06.2007%29.jpg

jdm_eg6
10-06-2009, 09:23 AM
i think they look dope. I was over there last summer and i saw a few tuned out in Italy, more specifically rome. Wheels, exhaust, lowered .etc and they looked GOOD!

but i guess to each their own taste correct?

Pollywog
10-06-2009, 09:26 AM
I did a bit more searching and found this one. That dropped hatch actually improves the lines quite a bit, looks good! Apparently not much of a driver's car though..

http://www.cargurus.com/images/2009/06/06/11/28/2004-smart-roadster-pic-37194.jpeg
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inline6turbo
10-06-2009, 10:14 AM
Originally posted by ZorroAMG
Breastbug.....

Took me a second but you're right!! :rofl: :rofl:

Now I can't stop picturing that :(