smart fortwo electric drive by jeremy scott
german vehicle division SMART has colllaborated with fashion designer jeremy scott to conceive a limited edition electrified
‘fortwo’. equipped with wings that illuminate like igniting rockets to form avant-garde rear taillights, the feature becomes
the central design element of the car body, accentuating its futuristic approach to transportation.
based on the current production version of the ‘smart fortwo electric drive’, it has the capabilities of accelerating from 0-60 km/h
(37 mph) in 4.8 seconds, achieving a top speed of 125km/h (78 mph). its 17.6 kWh lithium-ion battery enables the urban
two-seater to travel approximately 145 kilometres in city traffic without producing any local emissions. painted in bright white,
chrome accents in the front headlights and grille, mirror caps, and tridion cell contrast to appear like a ‘glistening jewel’.
the interior is outfitted in fine white nappa leather for the instrument panel, seats and door trim while the centre panels in
the doors boast extravagant diamond stitching as a further sign of elegance and freedom.
‘for me, wings mean freedom, a sense of weightlessness. because of this, I definitely wanted to have them for the ‘smart electric
drive’ in order to convey the way it frees the environment of noxious emissions and symbolises the new lightness of mobility‘,
explains jeremy scott, who, in addition to his fashion collections, also creates unique costumes for pop stars such as lady gaga,
madonna, katy perry and rihanna.
3/4 front view of the smart fortwo electric drive by jeremy scott
driver side view with wing detail
rear detail of the wing-taillights
3/4 front context with chrome reflective details
passenger side view context
rear passenger 3/4 with wings
side view wing detail
inner working detail of the illuminated taillights
video courtesy of smart