smart fortwo is a tiny little car, but it has the largest number of special editions than any other car anywhere ever! And most of these special editions are bound for UK where people like this sort of trendy lifestyley cars. The latest is the smart fortwo Lightshine Edition, based on the Passion Coupe model.
The Lightshine which is limited to 86 units, is powered by the 54bhp cdi engine. Using the softip transmission of the pulse, the lightshine edition emits just 86g/km CO2 which is the lowest figure in the world for a combustion engine car, but smart can take any pride in that becasue that engine is microscopic!
As for the visuals, the new edition gets the standard colour coded front and rear aprons, sideskirts and filler cap of the new passion, and features a couple of unique touches as well, such as the combination of light green matt body panels, LED daytime running lights, colour coded headlamp bezels, ‘lightshine’ badging and the new pulse 3-double spoke alloys in an exclusive paint finish.
the interior of the lightshine edition benefits from new upper dashboard and glovebox designs along with improved materials and new fabric patterns. The striking special edition also features the passion model’s high line navigation system with a new larger touch screen, CD/DVD/SD functionality and iPod interface, while interior finishing touches include a sporty 3-spoke steering wheel with paddleshift gear change and floor mats with the ‘lightshine’ logo.
All these are extra garnish you don’t really need to be honest becasue they won’t change the fact that you are driving a smart! But if you want it anyway, set aside £11,405.