Smart is saying goodbye to its gas-powered ways with the Fortwo Cabrio Final Collector's Edition.
The 21-car special edition run is the result of a collaboration between well-known German tuning company Brabus and industrial designer Konstantin Grcic.
You might say it looks daring and modern. You might say it looks like “a contemporary work of art for the road,” as the brand describes it.
Or you might say it looks like what the swarthy paleontologist drives around in on Jurassic Park
The 21-car salute is meant as a send off for the combustion engine, before the brand switches entirely to the production of electric vehicles in 2020, making it the first automaker to transition its entire portfolio. The number 21 was selected to honour the brand's 21 years in business.
“#21 commemorates something special, celebrating 21 years of Smart,” designer Konstantin Grcic said in a release. “For me, it also symbolizes much of what being 21 is about: being free, breaking boundaries, breaking out, showing your rebellious side. The Final Collector's Edition brings this essential idea to life as we take our leave of a piece of automotive history.”
So, 21 cars were given the full '21' treatment, including the two-toned paint job that gives it that 'Transformer stuck in the middle of a transformation' look. (Even the front wheels are yellow! Bumblebee, is that you?)
Inside, bits of the steering wheel, dash, doors, seats and more get the 'hello-yellow' treatment, a throwback to Smart's pioneering yellow hue. The #21 on the doors and inside on the headrests and gear lever are what the brand calls 'tag-style.'
It's the kind of look that demands opinions, so drop yours in the comments.
Smart is due to complete production of the 21 Smart Fortwo Cabrio Final Collector's Editions this August.