2018 Smart Fortwo Cabrio Review, Prices, Electric Range – 300 miles aboard a Smart Fortwo Cabriolet: The beauty of 480 km; Between highway, countryside and the ascent to the fascinating Etna, whose tip exceeds 3,000 meters high. A beautiful scenario to test the world’s smallest convertible, as well as the best selling in Italy. Retracing the streets of the legendary Targa Florio, the oldest race in the world.
A wealthy entrepreneur in the field of ships and wines, the Palermo Vincenzo Florio established the Targa Florio in 1905, well over 100 years ago. A long, spectacular (and dangerous) speed race on normal roads where the gentlemen drivers performed with luxurious and powerful cars. This until 1977: Since then the Targa Florio has become a regularity race.
The goal: to arrive punctually at the pre-established stages, not after (penalty) and not before (double penalty) with in hand a road map. With the same rules as last 300 miles of Smart from Rome to Bologna, that is: one guide, the other does the navigator. But this time retracing the streets of Targa Florio.
It starts from Palermo. In this case, the incredible ability of the Smart Fortwo Cabrio allows you to untangle from the traffic even we were seated on a scooter, in addition to the safety guaranteed by the Indeformable Tridion cell. The Fortwo 0.9 Turbo 90 CV is snappy, and the automatic double clutch transmission Twinamic is an indispensable ally to enjoy the hassle-free movement in the city.
The kilometers pass fast, with the wind in the hair and the warm sun of May that enters the cockpit. The most spectacular point is the road that leads us on the highest part of Etna. The steep climbs do not frighten the Smart, which with its 90 CV has a remarkable grit and keeps paces of respect.
The protagonist of Audax 300Miglia is the smart Fortwo Cabrio 0.9 Turbo Twinamic 90 CV with the automatic double clutch transmission in the special edition Urban Runner customized Brabus Tailor made, the most when it comes to making the unique “Smartin”.
Jaunty, colorful, bold and even a little snob. The Fortwo Cabrio is a favor, and run around the sunny Sicily with the open top gives great satisfaction. This is not the usual rational and functional superminis, here the style is in the foreground.
2.69 meters long, it is agile as a shopping cart, with that unparalleled steering radius that allows you to make a U-turn in just 6.95 meters. It offers a high driving position, a spacious and colorful cockpit. In short, in the city has no equal. On the highway, however, it is noisy, particularly due to the rustles coming from the canvas roof. The suspensions are not soft, but nonetheless, absorb the (numerous) roughness of the Sicilian roads in a much better way than the previous generation Smart.
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Small, but equipped as a Mercedes. Starting with the safety systems, which include five airbags, the Crosswind Assist (System that keeps the car stable even in case of strong lateral wind), the Hill Start for uphill departures, and the Forward Collision Warning (warns the driver with an optical and acoustic signal when the distance between the car and the vehicle that precedes it is reduced abruptly in a dangerous way).
The prices of the Smart Fortwo Cabrio start from 17,710 euros for the 70 hp with automatic transmission Twinamic and 18,880 for the Turbo from 90 CV Twinamic. The Brabus Tailor made version is a real tailoring custom sewn dress with prices that can reach even the 30,000 euros.