Before you write off this little yellow fellow and banish the image into your mind’s recycle bin, we urge you to take a look at some figures;
Brabus Ultimate-E Concept Quick Tech Specs
150 kW / 204 HP (201 bhp) Electric Motor Drive,
350 Nm (258 lb-ft) of torque,
0 100 km/h in 4.5 seconds and a top speed of 180 km/h.
Looks Et Al
A strikingly styled bright yellow body running on 18-inch forged wheels, and
A luxurious interior crafted from the finest blue leather: On the occasion of the 40th anniversary of Brabus the Ultimate E Concept celebrates its world premiere at the IAA 2017 in Frankfurt.
The transverse electric motor behind the rear axle gets its power supply from a lithium-ion battery pack installed in the vehicle floor. It has a capacity of 22 kWh and delivers a maximum range of 160 kilometers (100 miles) in the NEDC standard cycle.
The concept vehicle of an exclusive city sports car with electric powertrain was built based on the current smart fortwo coupe. There is a concept version of that car as well which Smart calls the Vision EQ Fortwo, but that is a sedative compared to this adrenaline injection from Brabus.
The Brabus Ultimate E Concept was developed and built by Brabus Zero Emission. Since 2008, this business division of Brabus Group has been working on alternative powertrains.
As a competent development partner for this project, Brabus Zero Emission was able to enlist the award winning battery tech firm Kreisel Electric from Austria.
Brabus CEO Prof. h.c. Bodo Buschmann says, Electric city sports cars must primarily be fun. This includes breathtaking and virtually silent acceleration paired with a sufficient range.
The Ultimate E Concept is currently in the road-testing phase. If there is sufficient customer interest, Brabus says that this innovative and attractive electric city sports car could be built in small-series production in the near future.
Folks at Brabus, we are all in for it. Hope you get a similar feedback from others. 🙂
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