An undisguised black & white duo of Smart ForTwo Cabrio prototypes has been spotted up close during final testing.

An undisguised black & white duo of Smart ForTwo Cabrio prototypes has been spotted up close during final testing.

 

Smart doesn't even bother anymore putting camouflage on its roofless ForTwo prototypes and that shouldn't come as a surprise since we all know how it will look like. The body is virtually carried over from the standard model, with the obvious exception of the electrically retractable soft top which on the black prototype was open. The roll bar seems a bit sturdier compared to the previous generation and this should boost the car's stability when cornering.

Power will come from the same naturally aspirated 1.0-liter engine with 60 PS & 71 PS and a beefier 0.9-liter turbo developing 90 PS (66 kW). Smart will be offering a five-speed manual transmission and an optional twinamic dual-clutch six-speed gearbox.

A public debut is likely scheduled for mid-September at the Frankfurt Motor Show, but Smart will probably decide to show us the open-top ForTwo before that, possibly by the end of August.

 

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