BRABUS: Buy an SLR, Get Your Change in Smarts

Frank Williams
by Frank Williams
brabus buy an slr get your change in smarts

What do you do when you don't want to fight the bumper-to-bumper traffic in the McLaren SLR? Gizmag suggests you take its smart fourtwo "tender." Borrowing from the yachting world, BRABUS is offering a package deal that consists of a tuned SLR (good for 211 mph) and an identically-painted and equipped BRABUS ULITMATE 112– a 112hp two-seater based on the latest smart fourtwo Cabrio– as a runabout. Both cars are painted white with lipstick-red interiors with aero packages and suspension and tire upgrades. The SLR goes 0-100kph (62mph) in 3.6 seconds, while the ULTIMATE 112 takes 9.5 seconds to achieve the same velocity. Both can be yours for a mere €699,000 ($1.1m). The line forms over there, somewhere.

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  • Tony-e30 Tony-e30 on Mar 14, 2008

    I remember a promotion that an Akron-Canton area car dealer ran in the mid to late eighties. It offered the buyer of any new Cadillac a two for one deal involving the acquisition of a new Yugo. It didn't fare too well, as I remember.

  • AKM AKM on Mar 14, 2008

    It's pretty cute. I'll drive the fortwo while my wife gets the SLR.

  • Dean Dean on Mar 14, 2008

    You'd think a wee little Smart with 112hp would do better than 9.5 seconds to 60. I guess it isn't geared for acceleration. So does the SLR come with a tow rig for the "tender?"

  • Yankinwaoz Yankinwaoz on Mar 15, 2008

    I remember back in the mid 90's when both Porsche and Mercedes-Benz came out with their own mountain bikes (actually rebranded European high-end mountain bikes). I saw some ads where the dealers would throw in the mountain bike with a new Porsche or Benz. I couldn't help but think of the bike as a life boat. Something to get you to help when your car breaks down and leaves you stranded in the middle of nowhere.