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Smart Forspeed concept images released

The Smart Forspeed is a two-seat electric roadster concept.

Don't let the name fool you; the Smart Forspeed, as you can see, isn't built for anything of the sort. To give Smart some credit, it does have the look of a speedster about it, and an electric one at that.

Well what do you know - it's an electric car. Yes, the Smart Forspeed has a rear mounted 40hp electric motor capable of getting it to the unusual 0-60km/h 'benchmark' in 5.5 seconds. It will hit 120km/h flat out.

Drive carefully and a full charge will provide 135 kilometres. Though keep hitting the Sport button - which releases an extra 7hp - and you'll grind to a halt well before that.

Not much more info that that for now, folks other than a large selection of designer sketches to browse through. We'll find out more at the Geneva Motor Show on March 1.

Published on February 22, 2011
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