GREAT REVIEW, but the red car looks orange in the pics.
Wow, Motor Trend likes they tranny!motortrend.com said:Smart USA president Dave Schembri acknowledges that alternative powertrains such as diesels, hybrids, and particularly pure electrics are being studied, and that the location of the fuel tank in the center of the chassis makes all sorts of options possible.
The front end employs conventional MacPherson-strut suspension, but there's a massive deDion tube at the rear that also helps in side-impact situations.
Acceleration is leisurely at best. Smart claims a 0-to-60 time of 12.8 seconds, although driving the car in manual mode and shifting via the steering-wheel-mounted shifter paddles makes it feel zippier than that. In automatic mode, the transmission is calibrated for lazy, smooth shifts (not nearly as fun).