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Click above for more shots of the Hermes Special Edition smart

Hermes has decided to continue its recent trend of modifying iconic cars and celebrating their birthdays. First it was the Bugatti Veyron Fbg by Hermes, followed by a special commemorative edition of the Citroen 2CV for its 60th anniversary. Now, Hermes has taken on the smart fortwo, issuing a special edition of the diminutive city car, which has now been on the market for a decade. As you'd expect, the Hermes fortwo sees its interior swathed in leather along with a special canvas called Toile H. These two unique textures cover everything from the seats to the car's tridion safety cell. On the inside, the Hermes signature orange is a nice color option, as are nine others including indigo, gold, lime and, uh, pink. High fashion never comes cheap, and the Hermes Smart is no exception coming in at $48,500 in U.S. dollars or 38,000 euros and on sale now in both hardtop and convertible versions. Hey, at least you get a standard umbrella. Thanks for the tip, JW!

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      • 6 Years Ago
      Let me understand, a company with a name that sounds like a sexually transmitted disease uses a material that sounds very much like a particular porcelain bathroom "appliance" with a french naming twist toilet' modifies a car. Don't bother marketing that in the US!

      Actually the interior of this car was already pretty snazzy. All it needs is an extra 50 horsepower or so and it would be even more popular here in the US.

        • 6 Years Ago
        its pronounced 'Air-mes', and i'm sure toile H has a different meaning in french too; but hermes workmanship is unrivaled, this is all about the fashion, not performance
      • 6 Years Ago
      The interior is a big improvement, but it is an expensive car! I would rather spend the money on a Hayabusa powered Smart, an still have money left over.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Wait.... so a Hermes purse can cost 40000, but A Hermes car costs 48500? I guess the seats aren't pink alligator.
        • 6 Years Ago
        I'd buy the Smart Gran Tourismo with its W4 twin turbocharged engine.

        That's over 400 lb-feet of torque !
      • 6 Years Ago
      Would make a awesome luxury golf cart! :P
        • 6 Years Ago
        Hell Yeah!
        That would be so much fun on a golf course......Jumping berms, burnouts, drifting, ETC.
      • 6 Years Ago
      I see a point for city cars like the smart. I see no point for the smart. It is far too expensive and the transmission is horrible.
      I would honestly take any other city car over the smart (Ford Ka, Toyota Aygo, Honda Life, Nissan Moco/Suzuki MR-Wagon, Suzuki Splash, Hyundai i10, or even (gasp) the Renault Logan).
      • 6 Years Ago
      Yeah, great an extra 35k for some leather. I'd rather kill the 2 or 3 cows myself and freeze some Angus beef.
      • 6 Years Ago
      orange + white = hot

      ya know what, they actually made it look nice. it's not worth the money, but it looks nice :)
      • 6 Years Ago
      Well this defeats the entire point of the Smart, but I have to admit it looks pretty nice. I bet someone rich is going to buy this car, pretending to be environmentally friendly. They'll spend 48K on a minicar and claim to be "conversing."
      • 6 Years Ago
      Fifty grand for that POS?!! No thanks!
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