Brabus has revealed a revised version of their EQ fortwo cabrio called the Ultimate E Facelift where the electric-powered “city supercar” as Brabus calls it has been given more power and some aero tweaks.
The electric motor in the Ultimate E now puts out 92 hp and 180 Nm of torque. The little electric Brabus comes with four different drive modes – Standard, Eco, Sport and Sport +. In its most extreme drive mode, aided with more responsive throttle, the two seater will get from 0 to 100 km/h in 10.9 seconds, with top speed limited to 130 km/h.
Unlike the likes of the Nissan Leaf or the fuel cell-powered Toyota Mirai where both used primarily as urban workhorses, the Brabus is more of a stylish means of popping by the shops for a bag of chips. You see this in the aggressive styling, coupled with the 18-inch wheels but more so when you look at the spec sheet that reads “125 km of electric driving range, depending on driving style”.
The little two-seater is also fitted with Brabus’ custom suspension that’s been tuned to comply with the weight of the vehicle, and to work with the wider, low profile tyres.
Speaking of which, Toyota recently revealed that a German ride-pooling company called Green Tomato Cars with a fleet of the Toyota Mirai clocked up enough mileage to travel to the Moon and back six times, and all they emitted was with water vapour. Find out why!