"The smart design concept began at Mercedes-Benz in the early 70s and late 80s. After brief backing by Volkswagen, the first model was released by Daimler-Benz in October 1998. Several variants on the original design have been introduced, with the original being the ‘Fortwo’. The car launched successfully in nine European countries but the final design did not fulfill expectations. Smart derives from cooperation with Swatch and Mercedes-Benz: Swatch Mercedes ART. The smart Brabus Edition Red was a limited edition produced in September 2006; of only 50 cars produced, 35 were coupés and 15 were cabriolet versions. The paintwork was especially done in Intense Red and the interior colours were duly matched with usual Brabus upgrades.Designed on the base of the Fortwo Brabus, this limited edition example can be distinguished by its bright Intense Red colour and is powered by a 75 bhp 3-cylinder turbo charged engine, with a top speed of 150 km/h, unlike the other Fortwo cars that were traditionally restricted to 135 km/h. The passenger compartment has seats and door linings in Alcantara leather and red top stitching, the speedometer, clock and turbo pressure gauge have the same red surrounds and the dashboard is covered in black Alcantara. Other than that, the car shares the major elements of the Brabus versions, such as the twin exhaust which, in this case, was recently replaced, 16 inch monoblock alloys and various accessories to assist the passengers such as air conditioning and paddle shift steering wheel. The vendor advises us that the car comes with a full service history from a smart main dealer and a smart car specialist. He originally purchased the smart for his wife, Jules (aka Miss Polkadot) who is very well known in the smart car world having written a book about the whole smart car scene; a signed copy of the book will be included with the car. Unfortunately Jules has been unable to make good use of the car during her period of ownership and now wants to give someone else a chance to enjoy this rare, original and exciting car."