Official: smart's weird forjeremy goes into productionby Nat Shirley
The wacky, winged forjeremy concept goes into production this month.
smart has let fashion designer Jeremy Scott loose on its fortwo electric drive to create a new flight of fancy, the forjeremy.
But this wacky model, which debuted at last year's Los Angeles Auto show as a concept car, is going into limited production this month.
Scott, whose eccentric creations are favored by celebrities such as Lady Gaga and Victoria Beckham, elected to build the concept around oversized examples of one of his signature design elements - wings. Constructed from transparent fiberglass, the stylized pinions are mounted where the quarter windows and taillights were previously located and feature sweeping red accents that double as brake lamps.
"For me, wings mean freedom, a sense of weightlessness,” Scott said. "Because of this, I definitely wanted to have them for the smart electric drive in order to convey the way it frees the environment of noxious emissions and symbolizes the new lightness of mobility,"
Other special touches include bespoke wheels, which were modeled after airplane propellers, and, above the headlights, curved "eyebrows" that Scott says were designed to convey a sense of "untamed curiosity and unbridled joy.”
Inside, the instrument panel, seats and door are upholstered in Nappa leather, while diamond stitching adorns the seat inserts and center panels. Jet engine-shaped air inlets finished in chrome complete the interior treatment.
Three powertrains will be on offer: A standard EV motor, a beefed up Brabus-tuned EV motor and a Brabus-tuned gas engine. The Brabus models also gain special polar white alloy wheels.
The forjeremy isn't likely to head to the U.S. any time soon, even though Jeremy Scott is Kansas City-born, New York-based designer. In Germany, the car will start at 33,333 euros for the gas model, while the range-topping Brabus EV will list from 40,600 euros.