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.
gallery: Savage Rivale Roadyacht GTS