The ‘smartest’ car at the Motor Show PR Newswire UK - PR Newswire UK - Oct 25, 2000
Some of the top-flight cars on display at the British International Motor Show in Birmingham are capable of speeds exceeding 200 mph.
But the tiny, German built smart car, which can just about manage a maximum of 85 mph has been attracting crowds just as strongly as the Aston Martins, Jaguars and Ferraris.
The smart's patriotic Union Jack one-off special edition paint job was designed by London-based artist Pip Hackett to celebrate the car's official entry into the UK market at the Show last week. It will be auctioned for charity at the end of the Show.
Built by Micro Compact Car GmbH, part of the DaimlerChrysler group, the nifty two-seater boasts a 599 cc engine and returns an average 65.7 miles to the gallon.
At first the car will be sold in busy metropolitan shopping areas like London, Milton Keynes and Birmingham, but eventually DaimlerChrysler UK intends to roll out a national sales network for its smart little car.