This is more of a land dinghy than a land yacht. German tuner Brabus solidified its partnership with British yacht builder Sunseeker London Group earlier this year by opening a joint flagship store in one of Germany’s fanciest shopping districts. As a proverbial ribbon cutting, the two collaborated on a special project to exhibit the ethos of each company. The result is the Brabus Ultimate Sunseeker Limited Edition One of Ten.
As two purveyors of specialized luxury products, Brabus and Sunseeker opened their shared “KÖ90” shop in Königsallee 90 in Düsseldorf, Germany. It can be hard to think about top-down driving when there’s snow in the air, but Brabus has us longing for warmer weather with the announcement of the Fortwo Sunseeker Limited Edition. The firm partners with the yacht specialists at Sunseeker to create this little, nautical-inspired vehicle, and only ten of them are on the way.
Inside, the yacht themmed pedals complete the interior. With the Smart Fortwo Cabrio as a starting point, Brabus loads this special edition with maritime-inspired components. On the outside, the vehicles receive Midnight Sapphire paint that evokes the deep color of the ocean. Silver Lake Metallic pinstripes add inspiration from shallower waters. Plus, carbon accents around the rear section of the roof provide a sporty aesthetic, and compass graphics appear on each B-pillar. Larger fender flares cover a set of Brabus’ 18-inch, Y-spoke wheels. A lowered suspension gives the model a somewhat more aggressive stance, too.
me intensifies. The seats, dash, and doors are covered in ivory leather, and the stitch pattern on the seats and seatbacks suggests open water. The centerpiece is the cabin floor, which has been laid with teak wood, as has the cargo floor. A compass shows up again on the center armrest, and the headrests are embroidered with the Sunseeker logo. More carbon fiber, a two-tone steering wheel, and metal-tri
Brabus packs even more yachting inspiration into the Sunseeker. Most notably, teak panels cover the floors in the footwells and trunk. Plus, the ivory-colored leather upholstery features an embroidered compass on the armrest. Aluminum trim covers the shift knob, pedals, and emergency brake lever. Customers can also choose whether the illuminated door sills light up in red or white.
The Fortwo Sunseeker gets power from a Brabus-tuned 898cc turbocharged three-cylinder engine that produces 123 horsepower (92 kilowatts) and 148 pound-feet (200 Newton-meters) of torque. The tuner also fits a new exhaust that ends with three chrome-plated pipes poking out the back.
The Fortwo Sunseeker Limited Edition’s exclusivity comes at a hefty price, though. At 59,900 euros ($70,670 at current exchange rates), the vehicle is only slightly cheaper than a Mercedes-AMG C43 that starts at 60,184.25 euros ($71,005) in the German market. If you’re still interested in getting one of these boating-inspired Fortwos after learning the price, they are available from Brabus’ flagship store in Düsseldorf, Germany, and from 46 branches of the Sunseeker London Group.