Peter Anderson | Nov 29, 2012

Smart has partnered with American fashion designer Jeremy Scott to create an arresting-looking concept car based on the ForTwo city car.

Thankfully, the car isn't based on his recent collection, Arab Spring, which included full-length snake-print burqas, hard-hats and Fred Flinstone's overalls.

Known as the ForJeremy, the concept sees the rear of the little hatch sprout a pair of wings, that also function as the tail-lights. It is the latest in a series of quirky Smart concepts.

"Cooperations with fashion designers are normally limited to selecting interior materials and interior and exterior colour schemes," Gorden Wagener, head of Mercedes and smart design.

"With Jeremy, however, we wanted to go one step further and integrated the typical wings as a central design element in the vehicle body."

Wagener calls the wings "typical" not because cars normally kick around with such adornments, but because they're a signature of the designer's work.

And... it's probably not a car you want to be backed into as a pedestrian.

Aside from the wings, Scott specifed a bright white paint, chrome accents on the wheels, Tridion safety cell and over the headlights. The wheel design is based on aeroplane propellors.

Most astonishing however is the fact that the ForJeremy is being prepared for sale.

“We will launch a limited special edition in 2013. I really look forward to cruising the city in this item of haute couture,” Dr Anette Winkler, head of Smart, said.

The Smart ElectricDrive is powered by a 55kW electric motor with juice coming from a 17.6kwh lithium-ion battery.

The ElectricDrive scoots to 60km/h in five seconds and can top out at 125km/h. The company claims a range of approximately 145km.

Smart hasn't released a price or launch date, but it will be fascinating to see how the wings go on the car's journey to road compliance.

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