smart forspeed - a Speedster Like no Other

Okay, so smart don't refer to it as a Speedster, but I think the raised arches behind the headrests suggest it, and I can't think of how else to describe it.

smart's newest concept is somewhat of a dream as it would never be produced to look like this, however the ability to feel as open air as this with it's 'wind deflector' windscreen and lack of door windows is pretty cool.

Possibly the biggest fan of convertibles myself, I have to admit I would love to see this on the road tomorrow, and it reminds me a lot of the Renault Wind, and the figures smart have published seem to suggest that they've been testing it for the real world, it reads...

"For example, the smart forspeed accelerates from 0 to 37 mph in just 5.5 seconds and reaches a top speed of 75 mph. A 30 kW magneto-electric motor is installed at the rear of the smart forspeed and the vehicle concept provides an immediate powerful response from stationary. Pressing a button in the centre console activates a boost function which provides an extra 5 kW of power for a short time and is ideal for overtaking manoeuvres on urban highways, for example. The smart forspeed is powered by a lithium-ion battery that delivers 16.5 kWh of electrical energy. It is simple to charge at any conventional 220 Volt socket. The charging device is located in the third brake light behind the smart logo and features a simple push/push opening mechanism. A fully charged battery is sufficient for 84 miles of driving fun (NEDC). Quick charging from 0 to 80 percent takes just 45 minutes."

Exciting stuff smart!