Carlsson Smart Limited Edition at the 2009 Geneva Show

The Carlsson Smart personalization program, introduced in 2008, will unveil at the 2009 Geneva Motor Show a series of cars that benefited from entire interior and exterior makeovers.

Carlsson's idea of a tuned Smart, a strange thought in itself, consists of interior leather seats, Carlsson light alloy rims and special body paint. The tuner claims many accessories are available for the colorful Smarts, but keeps the surprise for the 2009 Geneva Motor Show visitors.

We said colorful because the Carlsson Smart models come in no less than 211 color variations. For the exterior, that is. On the interior, the buyer has somewhat limited choices, as "only" 56 leather color combinations are possible.

If you feel the urge to go to the back of your Smart and check out the reason behind the noisy "sportive sound", you will find the car was fitted with 4 pipe exhaust system. Smart also received a 21 horsepower boost, so that you don't feel like you're driving a rainbow colored Matiz.

All these tweaks come at a price. Carlsson Smart limited edition starts at 22,900 euros, which is almost double its series cousin base price. Maybe we are missing the point here, but aside from the long quality hours you will have to spend with your wife/girlfriend/lover while she relentlessly asks "I like red...Oh no, is this better...Does green match purple...?", nothing on this car is worth 22,900 euros. Even if it says "Carlsson" on the bumper sticker.

The German Mercedes tuner will bring the tiny tuned Smart to the 2009 Geneva Motor Show alongside the Carlsson Aigner CK55 RS Rascasse and the world's lightest 21 inch wheel. If you want to see them, you can find Carlsson in exhibition hall 2, at stand 2144. We will be elsewhere.
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