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The Brabus 92R is a limited electric city rocket

Say hello to Brabus’ Smart Fortwo 92R. What’s this? Do you feel a strange feeling of déjà vu? You’re not wrong: the new model bears a remarkable resemblance to the Ultimate E facelift we saw last year. However, the 92R is limited to just 50 models.

According to Brabus, it is an “electrically powered pocket rocket”. This equates to 91 hp and 133 lb ft of stratospheric torque, an increase of 9 hp and 15 lb ft over the standard model, respectively.

It’s capable of 0 to 60 mph in 10.9 seconds, up to a top speed of 81 mph, while the Merc tuner says the Fortwo’s 68 kWh battery will last for a range of up to 78 miles is enough – enough for a quick trip to the local grocery store. Mars? Fewer.

External modifications are typically Brabus. There’s a sporty new front fairing and spoiler, coilovers that lower the ride height by about 25mm (watch out for those bumps, folks), and black eight-spoke alloy wheels.

The interior is similarly loud, most noticeably the bright red leather seats and the not-so-subtle stitching. There’s also a carbon-finished instrument panel with air vents, plus aluminum pedals and a gear knob. Hit that, NASA.

Prices start at just north of 46,000 euros (around 40,000 pounds sterling at today’s price), although buyers in the German home market benefit from this 9,000 euro EV subsidy and the price drops to a little over 37,000 euros (around 32,000 pounds sterling) reduce.

This or a slightly more sensible Honda e folks, folks?

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