• Nov 6th 2007 at 10:28AM
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Lorinser has been tuning anything with a Benz badge for a while, so when it came to injecting the new smart fortwo with a bit more aftermarket flava, they were all too happy to oblige.

Beginning with the exterior "enhancements," Lorinser opted for the firm's usual dose of gaudy sportification, with a new front clip including a larger air dam, a new rear bumper for the four (?!) chrome exhaust tips and wheel arch flares that house wider tires and wheels all around. The chrome treatment is carried inside, along with some brushed aluminum accents and new dash surrounds for the stereo and sat nav.

Lorinser's treatment isn't just skin-deep thankfully, as they've given buyers who've chosen any one of the three available powerplants upgraded performance. The 60 HP model gets a bump in output to 70 HP, while the 71 HP model gets an increase to 76 HP and the top-o'-the-line 82 HP model now tops out at 102 HP, able to reach 62 in 10 seconds and on to a scorning top speed of 112 MPH. Hot stuff, but you'd think they could do something about that horrendous antenna while they were at it.

[Source: World Car Fans]

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      • 7 Years Ago
      I really don't see much of a market for performance smarts. Typically your average person looking for a smart is not too worried about being able to go 100mph. The styling really doesn't flow with the vehicle at all, they would have been better off with the stock exterior than this.
        • 7 Years Ago
        Thanks for creating this great article on the smart, I would like to personally invite you to the new smart site just launched.

        The new smart website is focused on the 451 smart fortwo ( 2008 smart car ) and its web address is: http://www.451s.com

        451s.com was created to help bring together worldwide smart owners and smart enthusiasts. While this site is focused on the 451 smart fortwo sold in America and Canada it is open to all smart's and the worldwide smart community.

      • 7 Years Ago
      That's an angry-looking Pokemon. "Lorinser...I choose YOU!"
      • 7 Years Ago
      so how much more for this package on top of the 14-15K for the donor car? and that gets me to 60 in 10sec?
      37 ave. mpg on PREMIUM unleaded...

      I dont know. I just dont get it, I guess. what niche does this fill?
      • 7 Years Ago
      Too far out for me. I'm saving my pennies for the Brabus version which is understated compare to this.
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