At the 2013 Shanghai Auto Show, Daimler used the occasion for their smart brand to introduce what they say will be “an extremely limited special edition” street legal production version of the smart fortwo by fashion designer Jeremy Scott known as the smart forjeremy, first shown as a concept at the Los Angeles show late last year. Also at this year’s Shanghai show, Buick introduced their latest Riviera concept, a product of GM’s Chinese design studio. 2013 is the 50th anniversary of the first Riviera, introduced on October 4, 1962 as a 1963 model.
I generally don’t care what I drive as long as it gets me there. However, if I had to pick between the smart forjeremy (isn’t that name just so twee? But then so’s the car) and my Litespeed, unless it was a life or death situation, I’m riding my bike. Besides, the John Varvatos Chrysler 300C is much more my style. Hell, a Bill Blass Lincoln Mark V is more my style than a smart forjeremy even if it is the automotive equivalent of a blue blazer with white shoes.
Discuss amongst yourselves.
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