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What does this Brabus 125R have in common with a Ferrari F40?

What does this Brabus 125R have in common with a Ferrari F40?

Dejan Jovanovic 2 months ago
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The new Brabus 125R Final Edition is a pocket rocket convertible boasting 125 horsepower and, count ‘em, three exhaust pipes…

Like the name says, the Brabus 125R makes 125 horsepower. That doesn’t sound like much, until you consider the Mercedes-Benz tuner has taken a Smart ForTwo powered by a 0.9-litre engine and pumped it up to deliver nearly twice as much power as the stock thing. [Ed: 70bhp times two equals 140bhp you numpty.] 

Brabus 125r

This means the smallest Brabus you can buy will do zero to 100km/h in around nine seconds and top out at 175km/h, compared to the 14.6 seconds the regular ForTwo requires to reach the ton. Having experienced a Smart at highway speeds, we’re willing to bet this is fairly terrifying if not exhilarating. A small breeze is enough to blow you out of your lane behind the wheel of a Smart, but it seems nobody told that to the lunatics at Brabus.

Brabus 125r

To be fair, the German tuner does exhibit some sense, because the 125R Final Edition has been electronically limited to 175km/h. Other than that, this thing is typically Brabus. That means you get a lowered, stiffer suspension, and staggered 16-inch and 17-inch wheels, some sporty bucket seats, a whole bunch of leather and aluminium in the cabin, plus of course those entirely unnecessary triple exhaust pipes that remind us of the Ferrari F40. At least, if you have a vivid imagination.

Brabus 125r

If you want to enjoy this puny but exclusive club, you’ll have to set aside AED170,000 for a Brabus 125R Final Edition, limited to 125 examples worldwide. Yes, the price is ridiculous, but need we remind you that actually makes the little Brabus the cheapest rear-engined, rear-wheel drive sports car on the market…

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