Mercedes-Benz and Brabus have launched a contest to win a Smart car. This is no ordinary Smart. This one is being designed by popular vote.
The winning configuration goes on sale this fall, and if you voted for the winner, you could win one of the cars plus a trip to “smart times 2014” , the annual gathering of Smart enthusiasts. This year the Smart party is in Cascais, Portugal.
Since this special Fan Edition Smart is a Brabus Smart, you’ll be driving a vehicle specially tuned for sportscar-like performance and handling.
You choose the colors of the body panels, seats and other features of your dream car, including the kind of light-alloy wheels. If your custom choices are the most popular on the special Smart Fan Edition micro-site, you might win.
The contest launches today, May 15, and is open to residents of Germany, France, Belgium, Italy, Spain, the Netherlands, Switzerland, Austria, Portugal and the USA. Click here design your own dream car and enter the contest. My vote is for the deep blue or perhaps the neon yellow, but pink is not a smart color choice.
Since 2002, Brabus has built more than 50,000 customized Smart cars.
Mercedes-Benz has not announced how many of the Fan Edition Brabus Smart cars will be produced, or what the price will be. Pardon the pun – stay tuned.