Dutch manufacturer, Savage, has been hard at work the past couple of years working on their 4-door "topless on demand" supercar, the Rivale Roadyacht GTS. The first prototype version was released back in 2008 with a production model envisioned for 2009. Now, two years after the planned debut, Savage has finished their unique supercar and will be debuting it at the Top Marques Monaco, starting April 14, 2011.
The Rivale Roadyacht GTS is the result of the wild imagination of three men who believe that every dream should come true. Their dream turned out to be a limited edition supercar with only 20 units and in only three exterior colors.
According to Savage this will be the only 4 door "topless on demand" supercar in the world. It combines a "bad-boy" exterior design aspect with an interior inspired by the yachting world. With a 670 HP V8 engine under the hood, the Rivale Roadyacht GTS will be capable of sprinting from 0 to 60 mph in 3.4 seconds, while top speed goes up to an impressive 205 mph.
UPDATE 12/19/11: The first official video of the Savage Rivale Roadyacht GTS has officially been revealed, lending further credence to the growing sentiment that this is one of the most awesome niche super cars to come out of the market in recent history. Check out the video by clicking on the photo above!
UPDATE 03/28/12: A new video uploaded by Savage highlights how the retractable telescopic multi panel roof system on the Rivale Roadyacht GTS works. It’s a pretty neat future on the niche supercar and something that’s worth checking out. Hop on over after the jump and watch the vid!
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At the beginning of this year, Dutch manufacturer, Savage revealed the Rivale Roadyacht GTS, claiming that it was one of the final concepts before the finished product hit the market. They’ve stayed true to their word, now declaring that a production version will roll out in 2012 at a major auto show in the Middle East.
Not only will the production Rivale Roadyacht GTS get its debut in 2012, but Savage is also working on developing the GTS’ convertible roof system. Book orders are already open for the drop top version and three customers have already expressed interest in it. One of the orders placed is for a special track-only "GTR." This version will feature a more powerful engine, lots of carbon fiber elements, and will be lighter than the standard GTS version.
As previously reported, the Rivale Roadyacht GTS will use a 670 HP V8 engine that can sprint the vehicle from 0 to 60 mph in 3.4 seconds, while top speed goes up to an impressive 205 mph.
The first deliveries for the Savage Royale Roadyacht GTS will be made in early 2013.
Familiarity isn’t really the Savage Rivale’s strong suit. After all, when you’re thinking of some of the fastest vehicles to come out of the Netherlands, there’s a big chance that you’re going to draw a blank – and a big one at that.
But if you’re one of the few that have heard of this Dutch rocket called the Savage Rivale Roadyacht GTS, then there’s a big chance that you’ve already fallen over this small yet dreamin’ big supercar maker from Hague, the Netherlands.
Well guess what, the Roadyacht GTS isn’t the only car that’s stewing inside the gates of Savage Rivale. As it turns out, the Dutch supercar maker is building a two-door race version of the four-door GTS that’s being called the Savage Rivale GTR. Limited to only 69 units, the Rivale GTR is a machine that doesn’t compromise its performance capabilities. According to the folks at Savage Rivale, the GTR is a lightweight machine built on a strong FEM-designed chassis. This 115kg (253lbs) chassis is then combined with a powerful 6.2-liter V8 engine that can be tweaked to produce anywhere between 700-800 horsepower with a 0-60 mph time of just 2.8 seconds and a top speed of 225 mph.
Unique feature added to the Rivale GTR include scissor doors, Recaro race seats with six-point belts, and a custom carbon fiber race-spec interior finish.
More important than anything, the Savage Rivale GTR is entirely customizable by its owners. Whether it’s to tweak or further enhance its performance capabilities, Rivale gives the owners full access in developing their supercar to meet their specific needs. Heck, you can even throw in a few more seats to share the ride. There’s no shortage on what clients can do to make their very own Savage Rivale GTR stand out from the rest of the supercar racers out on the streets these days.
UPDATE 03/10/11: Give it up for the people over at Savage. The Dutch supercar maker has just announced that the very first Rivale GTR has officially been sold and will be presented to the public at the Monaco Yacht Show this coming September. Whoever that dude was who bought the very first Rivale GTR, he must have a deep set of pockets. And by deep, we mean well-deep.
UPDATE 02/14/12: After almost a year of testing and development, the Savage Rivale GTR has now been introduced to the automotive world, and the latest piece of information we have is that this 69-piece, custom Dutch rocket will sell for €141,250, which is around $187,000 based on current exchange rates.