How many Smart Roadsters were made?
Sales of the Roadster and Roadster Coupé met expectations, however, warranty claims resulted in a halt of production of both models in November 2005 after 43,091 Roadsters were made….
|Width||1,656 mm (65.2 in)|
|Height||1,192 mm (46.9 in)|
|Curb weight||790 kg (1,742 lb) (roadster) 815 kg (1,797 lb) (coupe)|
Is the Smart Roadster a classic car?
The soon-to-be defunct Smart Roadster and Roadster-Coupé are instant classics. The design may be revived in the UK under the “AC” badge, with mechanical and bodywork changes to freshen up and widen its appeal, but it is as a Smart that it will enjoy its first flush of life as a collector’s item.
What is a roadster coupe?
A roadster (also spider, spyder) is an open two-seat car with emphasis on sporting appearance or character. Initially an American term for a two-seat car with no weather protection, usage has spread internationally and has evolved to include two-seat convertibles.
Can a Smart Roadster be fitted to a stock car?
Even though the doors and hoods are produced from carbon fiber, they still take all the original Smart hardware and things like locks and electrics, so they can be fitted to a stock Roadster with relative ease. What will not be going into production is the custom 55-degree front angle kit, as well as the rear suspension.
What kind of engine does a Smart Roadster have?
For the time being the Smart’s 700cc engine also remains stock; only the ECU has been tuned with higher boost pressure to accommodate longer gear ratios in the swapped manual gearbox. In testing, it has performed well with 1.5bar (22psi) of boost, but whether that much is even needed on the ice remains to be seen.
What kind of brakes does a Smart Roadster have?
On the race track though, the Smart will be running 15-inch rims with race-grade brakes and a chunky winter tire, so the look will be entirely different. On the subject of building a car, what Sergey has essentially created is a kit that will eventually be available for purchase.
How big are the wheels on a Smart Roadster?
The widened bodywork was designed to accomodate 18-inch wheels, which is good news for anyone wanting to build one of these cars as a stance or street project. On the race track though, the Smart will be running 15-inch rims with race-grade brakes and a chunky winter tire, so the look will be entirely different.