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just to resurrect this thread.

I was passed quickly by an 1.8T golf (X) and then a Brabus smart last night on the way home from work.

They reached a straight dual carraigeway that lead off from a roundabout and i'm sure both of them floored it up the dual carriageway. The 1.8T led the Smart all the way up the 2 mile stretch, but pulled out absolutely no gap at all. They got up to around triple figures. I followed the red glow from the Smart's twin exhaust and caught up behind the Smart at the following rounabout (because they had to wait for traffic), it was then I noticed the badging on the rear was 0.7 T. Is that just 700cc turbo??

For the following 4 mile single carriageway of twisties, I did'nt see the smart brake once, whereas the Golf (I assume on std suspension) had to at least 4 times and they weren't hanging around.

I know its all to do with power to weight ratio's with these cars, but the Smart really looked fast and so stable. God knows how fast it must seem being in one of those things, the just look so upright. I must admit i wouldn't have liked to be in that car going those speeds [!]

Does anyone know the bhp etc figures for it. The 1.8T was toeing it and there was no getting away from the Smart. I would have though the Smart would suffer on the top end due to the small engine, but it didn't seem to up to 110.
 

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The Smart Brabus is limited to 84 mph. This can easly be removed with a decent remap to unlimited speed. The Smart 700cc engine is a very strong engine and can be highly tuned. I work for a tuning company who specialises in Smart tuning along with all VAG Petrol and Diesel.

We sell a remap for the New Smart 700cc with power from 61bhp upto 95bhp with no mods needed. Add a new exhaust and mods to the air intake we take the power upto 140 bhp.

The new Roadster has the same engine and we can remap to 102hp in standard format. New exhaust, again mods to the air intake we have just dyno'd 178 bhp but wont be releasing this to the public. So power to weight ratio Smarts have an advantage [^]
 

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Quote: posted by chipper1 on 08/02/2004 11:22:53

We sell a remap for the New Smart 700cc with power from 61bhp upto 95bhp with no mods needed. Add a new exhaust and mods to the air intake we take the power upto 140 bhp.

So a new exhaust and mods to air intake can take it upto 200bhp/litre out of a 0.7L engine?!

If that's true, then I wanna know what you can do for my car!
 

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Quote: posted by chipper1 on 08/02/2004 11:22:53

We sell a remap for the New Smart 700cc with power from 61bhp upto 95bhp with no mods needed. Add a new exhaust and mods to the air intake we take the power upto 140 bhp.

The new Roadster has the same engine and we can remap to 102hp in standard format. New exhaust, again mods to the air intake we have just dyno'd 178 bhp but wont be releasing this to the public. So power to weight ratio Smarts have an advantage [^]

Great bit of info there! Welcome to the forum!

Surely you must change the gearbox too? The automatic box in the Smart is terrible, don't you think?

- Toff
 

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The earlier Smarts, 600cc had all sorts of problems. One of the cylinders used to pack up and the exhaust manifolds crack. This happens if you have a remap or not. The later 700cc is a lot better and the engine is a lot stronger. The gearbox can handle the power ok and the clutch too. The earlier 600cc have a terrible gear change but we soon sorted that out. We speeded up the change time by 30% by altering the software. The smarts electronics are so far advanced than any other car we can speed up the electric roof and window speed just by altering the ECU setting. So far the only problem we have come across is a design fault by Bosch, the ECU's packs up !
 
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