by Jeni Bone
The worlds of sports cars and luxury yachts have always been strongly interlinked. Now, Dutch boat maker Savage Rivale has created a unique supercar, a 4-seater convertible called the Roadyacht GTS – the only convertible 4-door supercar in the world.
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Designs for the Roadyacht GTS were originally released in 2009, but Dutch duo Emile Pop and Justin de Boer are now said to be approaching completion, with the car set to be unveiled in 2012 and plans for production on an albeit niche scale.
Boasting a 6.2 V8 petrol engine, the car generates up to 670HP, can go from 0-100km/ph in just 3.4 seconds and can reach speeds of 330km/ph. It features 4-doors that open up vertically, as well as Toyo alloy wheels with double wishbone configuration.
The car’s body is a combination of chrome molybdeme and carbon fibre panels on the sides, and will be available as a unit in 3 colours: wildfire orange, waterline white, and gunmetal grey.
The interior features alcantara leather, whilst the seating is based on a carbon fibre structure and is electronically controlled from the touch-screen control panel which also operates the wine cooler, digital music centre, and anti-theft system.
The final product will be on display at an unnamed auto show in the Middle East region in 2012. Only 20 examples will be built annually and each will retail at about €411,750 (US$538,300). Those who wish to place an order will be asked to leave a deposit of €65,000 (US$84,968).
According to reports, three car enthusiasts have already pre-ordered the Roadyacht GTS in anticipation of delivery later this year.
More at www.savagerivale.nl