Limited-edition city sports cars that are as exclusive as they are dynamic have a successful history at BRABUS. For this reason, BRABUS offers a power two-seater for the city: The BRABUS ULTIMATE 125 is built based on the smart fortwo or the smart fortwo cabrio. As the name indicates, this two-seater is a supercar with an output of 92 kW / 125 hp (123 bhp) and a top speed of 175 km/h (109 mph), built in a limited production run of just 125 consecutively numbered vehicles.
The BRABUS ULTIMATE 125 continues an equally long and successful tradition. It began in 2004 with the ULTIMATE 101, the first limited edition of the special models from BRABUS, which all sold out completely. The success story continued with the equally popular editions of the ULTIMATE 112, ULTIMATE R, ULTIMATE style and ULTIMATE 120. The new BRABUS ULTIMATE 125 city sports car is the first vehicle in this line to be based on the new smart fortwo generation. The exclusive equipment ranges from the special paint finish tailored to customer preferences and the WIDESTAR widebody version with forged BRABUS Monoblock Y 18-inch wheels to the exclusive all-leather interior in any imaginable color.
The dynamic driving experience is accompanied acoustically by the BRABUS stainless sport exhaust system
As the name indicates, it is a widebody version with flared fenders at the front and rear axle, which create space for 18-inch wheels at all four corners. The largest consequently possible tire/wheel combination is beyond unusual for a car of this category. The BRABUS Monoblock Y forged wheels with nine spokes tapering off towards the outer rim flange in the shape of a “Y” are fitted on the front axle in size 7Jx18 and shod with size 205/35 R 18 high-performance tires. Size 8Jx18 wheels with 235/30 R 18 tires at the rear put down the power of the engine on the asphalt with optimal efficiency. Weighing just 6.7 and 7.1 kilograms (14.7 and 15.6 lbs.) respectively, the BRABUS Monoblock Y wheels for the ULTIMATE 125 are some of the lightest 18-inch wheels on the market worldwide. The show cars in Frankfurt display these exclusive wheels in a wide variety of special color schemes.
The lowered BRABUS sport suspension is specifically tuned to the ultra-low-profile tires and the wider track. It combines direct and equally safe and agile handling with the desired ride quality. The BRABUS designers round off the sporty appearance of the widebody version with a front spoiler, rocker panels, and rear diffuser, all manufactured from PUR in OEM quality. This prepares the ULTIMATE 125 perfectly for the powerful BRABUS three-cylinder turbo engine. The power unit with a displacement of 898 cc (54.8 cu in) is fitted in the BRABUS engine shop with a modified intake system, an even more efficient intercooler and a recalibrated engine control unit. In keeping with its name, the ultimate city sports car puts a peak output of 92 kW / 125 hp (123 bhp) at 5,550 rpm at the disposal of its driver. However, even more important for daily driving is the peak torque of 200 Nm (148 lb-ft), outstanding for a car of this category and on tap at a low 2,000 rpm. Gears are shifted in the BRABUS ULTIMATE 125 either automatically or manually like in Formula 1 racing with rockers on the steering wheel. Newly reprogrammed transmission electronics shorten the shift times.
With a sprint time from rest to 100 km/h (62 mph) of just 9.2 seconds and an electronically limited top speed of 175 km/h (109 mph), the exclusive city sports car also sets benchmarks in its category in this discipline.
The dynamic driving experience is accompanied acoustically by the BRABUS stainless sport exhaust system, which was designed specifically for the new special model. The BRABUS ULTIMATE diffuser provides the perfect backdrop for the three center-exiting chromed tailpipes.
The soft top of the cabrio variant of the BRABUS ULTIMATE 125 can also be manufactured in many different colors
Every ULTIMATE 125 also features exquisite highlights in the cockpit. Large parts of the interior of the city supercar are upholstered with especially soft and breathable BRABUS Mastik leather or Alcantara. These high-end materials can be precisely color-coordinated with the vehicle color or finished in contrasting shades. The new design applications include the seats, the center sections of the door panels, and the dashboard. Customers have virtually endless choices with regard to the appointment colors, which can be complemented with colored decorative stitching in any desired color. The variety of precision quilting patterns for the leather is huge as well. Details such as the gauge for the rev counter and clock as well as the air vent surrounds, the instrument cluster bezel, the turn signal and wiper stalks as well as the door handle recesses are finished in vehicle color or any desired contrasting color.
This is by no means the end of the variety: The soft top of the cabrio variant of the BRABUS ULTIMATE 125 can also be manufactured in many different colors.
BRABUS presents a particularly elegant contrast to the color of the bodywork in the ULTIMATE 125 at the Geneva Motor Show 2018. The designers chose a “Bright Almond” light shad for the leather with elliptical quilting on the seat surfaces and center sections of the door panels. It is contrasted with decorative seams color-coordinated with the outer skin of the city sports car. The folding soft-top was also newly sewn from a high-quality soft-top fabric whose color was precisely matched to the special paint finish.
The BRABUS stainless pedals plus the aluminum shift knob and emergency brake lever add a touch of racing looks to the cockpit. Other exclusive features of this special model are the tailor-made scuff plates with BRABUS ULTIMATE 125 logo, illuminated in red or white like the stainless footrest in the driver footwell. Classy velour floor mats with BRABUS logo round off the exquisite ambience.
Climate control system, radio and navigation system are of course also part of the standard equipment of the exclusive two-door from Bottrop. The choice of colors for the bodywork to suit the vehicle owner’s preferences is just as endless at BRABUS as the choice of interior design and the color of the soft top.
Manufacturer’s suggested retail prices for a BRABUS ULTIMATE 125 start at 54,900 euros.