The new smart forspeed concept is a design study in the mould of the original 2002 smart crossblade – the two-seater has no roof or side windows and it features a low wind deflector instead of a windscreen. Unlike the crossblade, the forspeed is powered by a zero-emission all electric drive and has been created to demonstrate that zero emission cars can be great fun to drive.
Owning a smart fortwo has always been about expressing your personality and rebelling against from the purely functional nature of city cars. Long before BMW MINI offered custom mirror casings and body stripes, smart offered customers the chance to swap entire body panels and change the look of their cars in just a few simple steps. So what happened?