The hot-rodded fortwo could offer up to 120 horsepower.

Daimler's smart division has confirmed it will introduce a sportier version of the 2017 smart fortwo cabrio tuned by Brabus at next month's Geneva Auto Show.

Designed to sit at the very top of the fortwo cabrio lineup, the performance-focused Brabus model will be powered by an evolution of the standard fortwo's 0.9-liter three-cylinder engine tuned to generate anywhere between 110 and 120 horsepower. In comparison, the last-gen Brabus had about 100 horsepower on tap. Power will be sent to the rear wheels, but whether the mill will be bolted to a manual or an automatic gearbox is not known.

The tiny two-seater will undoubtedly be fitted with upgraded brakes and a firmer suspension setup in order to cope with the extra ponies. It's also rumored to receive a quicker steering system that will help make the Lilliputian city car more responsive to drive.

Visually, the Brabus fortwo will stand out from its regular-production counterpart thanks to a model-specific grille, deeper bumpers on both ends, blacked out headlights, and large alloy wheels. Twin exhaust pipes will round out the major exterior updates.

The smart fortwo cabrio Brabus will go on sale in Europe this summer.

Photos by Ronan Glon.