If You Thought the smart fortwo Was Weird, Wait Until You See Its Special Family

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There's not that much to like about the smart cars, but it appears to be enough for a sufficiently large number of people to warrant a new model from its parent company, Mercedes-Benz.
The latest model was launched almost two years ago, and it pretty much continued the work of the first two generations. We're mainly focusing on the fortwo model here, because that's the essence of what smart is all about, since the forfour could actually pass as a regular city car. The fortwo, though, as its name suggests, is a two-seater that's presumably ideal for city life.

Its petite dimensions sure help it find parking spaces with ease, but since it's almost just as wide as a standard car, it's not the traffic beater some would have you believe. What it is, though, is a rear-wheel-drive car with a short wheelbase and virtually non-existent overhangs, so it's definitely fun to drive. Well, at least as much as something with such a tiny engine can be.

The Mercedes-Benz Museum celebrates ten years in 2016, so expect to see several special exhibitions take place over there. This time, a series of smart concepts and design studies appear to have taken refuge under some white tents in front of the museum building, and... it kind of looks like a freak show.

Now, we're not going to be hypocritical about it, and we'll admit we wouldn't say "no" to a drive in that white, convertible smart forspeed, but that doesn't mean we can't also notice they all have something comical about them. It's like if it said "Disney" at the exhibition entrance, you wouldn't feel at all surprised by what you found inside. Especially that forstars concept (the red one), which looks like a smiling frog. In a good way, of course.

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