RACY ROADSTER ROCKS SMART RALLY

The unique smart roadster-coupĂ© V6 bi-turbo will make its second appearance in the UK, leading the London to Brighton smart rally on Sunday 26 September. 

Thesmartclub, the UK\'s official club for all things smart, has already received a staggering 1000 entries for this year\'s convoy of the coolest, customised and creative smart, making it one of the largest smart gatherings in the world.   

The racy roadster-coupĂ© prototype, created by smart BRABUS gmbh to show the versatility and potential of the smart brand, has two standard three-cylinder engines joined together to create a V6 bi-turbo engine, with 1,396 cc engine capacity and power output of 170 bhp and 220 Nm of torque.  The car accelerates from 0-62 mph in less than 6 seconds and reaches a top speed of 137.5 mph.

Al Young, Chairman of thesmartclub, said: "We\'re honoured that smart recognise the significance of our event and have agreed to bring this amazing car to the UK again.  With entries in 2004 more than exceeding those of last year, and a host of forfour participants for the first time, we\'re looking forward to the biggest and best smart rally."                   

The smart Rally starts at Sandown Park Racecourse, near Esher, and finishes at Brighton Racecourse.  Participants can arrive at Sandown Park from 07.00 hrs and the convoy sets off at 10.00 hrs. 

smart owners and enthusiasts who want to register for the Rally should log onto www.thesmartclub.co.uk, or contact the smart info centre on 0808 000 8080.

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