Highly exclusive and equally dynamic limited-edition city sports cars have a long, successful history at Brabus. Reason enough for Brabus to celebrate yet another world debut at the 2012 Geneva Motor Show: based on the latest evolution of the smart fortwo cabrio there is now a successor to the sold-out limited-edition models Ultimate 101, Ultimate 112, Ultimate R and Ultimate style - the Brabus Ultimate 120. As the name indicates, this drop-top two-seater car is a supercar with 120 hp (118 bhp) / 88.3 kW and a top speed of 170 km/h (112 mph), which will be built in a small-series production run limited to just 120 consecutively numbered cars. The exclusive appointments range from a special paint finish as per customer specification to the WIDESTAR wide-body version with forged Brabus Monoblock F 18-inch wheels and an all-leather interior. MSRP for a Brabus Ultimate 120 starts at EUR 45,900.
In addition to the special paint finish, which on the car at the 2012 Geneva Motor Show is an intense metallic red, the Ultimate 120 immediately catches the eye with its muscular Brabus WIDESTAR body kit with front spoiler, side sills and Brabus WIDESTAR fender flares front and back.
The large wheel wells offers space for a tire/wheel combination that is highly unusual in this vehicle class and design: the new Brabus Monoblock F "Platinum Edition" forged wheels are mounted on the front axle in size 7Jx18 with size 205/35 R 18 high-performance tires. Size 8.5Jx18 wheels with size 235/30 R 18 tires in the rear provide plenty of grip for transferring the power of 120 horses to the asphalt with no slip.
The height-adjustable Brabus coilover suspension is custom-calibrated to the ultra-low-profile tires and the wider track. It combines direct and safe handling with excellent ride comfort. A Brabus high-performance brake system with cross-drilled discs and four-piston fixed calipers painted in body color on the front axle provides enormous stopping power and maximum durability.
This makes the Ultimate 120 perfectly suited for the installation of the powerful Brabus three-cylinder turbocharged engine. In keeping with its name, the Ultimate city sports car keeps a maximum power output of 120 hp (118 bhp) / 88.3 kW at 6,000 rpm on tap for its driver. However, even more important in day-to-day operation is the peak torque of 160 Nm (118 lb-ft), available between 2,250 and 3,750 rpm, and unparalleled in this vehicle class.
Gears in the Brabus Ultimate 120 are shifted either automatically or similar to Formula 1 racing manually with shift paddles on the ergonomically shaped Brabus steering wheel that has a diameter of just 34 centimeters (13.4 inches).
With a sprint time of 8.9 seconds for 0 - 100 km/h (62 mph) and an electronically limited top speed of 170 km/h (106 mph) the convertible also sets new class standards in these disciplines.
This performance is accompanied acoustically by the Brabus stainless-steel sport exhaust system with two chrome-plated tailpipes.
The Ultimate 120 also features a number of exquisite interior highlights: the entire interior is clad in especially soft and breathable black Brabus Mastik leather with red contrasting seams that match the outer skin. For perfect lateral support during fast cornering the city sports car is equipped with Recaro Sportster seats. These also are wrapped in the finest Brabus leather and their seat shells are painted in the same color as the car's exterior.
Numerous other details such as the speedometer, tach and clock including the instrument bezels, dashboard molding, turn signal stalks and door handles were also painted in body color. Brabus stainless-steel pedals as well as an aluminum shifter and emergency-brake lever create pure motor sports ambiance.
Air conditioning system, radio and navigation system are of course also part of the two-seat drop-top's standard equipment.