Daihatsu unveiled today at the Frankfurt Auto Show the OFC-1, a concept model that shows the future shape of an open sports car, conceived by Daihatsu as a car for adults who want to feel the wind as they drive.

The OFC-1 expresses the feel of a liberating, transparent canopy cockpit, and the familiarity of a flowing, smooth teardrop silhouette. Moreover, a glass top with liquid crystal sunshade used for the electromotive canopy-top open roof offers a free and liberating open-air feeling, regardless of the weather.

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The 3-piece electromotive open roof completes operation in less than ten seconds and preserves independent trunk space even when the roof is open to improve the convenience of compact convertibles and allow enough trunk storage space for two adults to take an overnight trip.

In addition, a rear spoiler melded into the body, plus the 17-inch alloy wheels, express powerful running performance.

The interior is an expression of the sports mind compressed into a compact space. In addition to the expression of a mechanical image function in the meter center cluster, the high-contrast interior color arrangement serves to orchestrate a progressive, high-quality and sporty interior space.

For running performance, the powertrain technology combines a high-performance turbo engine together with CVT with 7-speed paddle shift to achieve the highest level of both fuel consumption performance and environmental performance for vehicles in its class.

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To commensurate with the underside of a sports car, the vehicle is equipped with 4 wheel disc brakes, electronic modulated suspension and stabilizers which improves roll stiffness thus producing a high performing spinning system together with the adoption of the 165/50R17 sport tires.

Dimensions and weight:

  • Overall length: 3395mm
  • Overall width: 1475mm
  • Overall height: 1290mm
  • Wheel base: 2230mm
  • Track front: 1300mm
  • Track rear: 1290mm
  • Minimum road clearance: 130mm
  • Kerb weight: 820kg
  • Seating capacity: 2 persons


  • Type: petrol, 3 cylinder DCHC, 12-valve, intercooler turbo transverse
  • Displacement: 658cc
  • Bore x Stroke: 63 x 70.4mm
  • Max output: 47 kW at 6000 rpm
  • Max torque: 103 Nm at 3000 rpm
  • Fuel supply system: Electric fuel injection
  • Compression ratio: 9.0
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  • Front: MacPherson Strut, coil spring
  • Rear: Torsion beam, coil spring

Steering: Rack and pinion

Brakes front and rear: ventilated disc brake

Tire size front and rear: 165/50R17

Fuel consumption (EU combined mode): 4.6 liter / 100 km

CO2 Emissions (EU combined mode)
: 100.9 g/km

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  (445) posted on 10.7.2011

If this been around 2007, well they made a very good job. Nice, future shape open sports car, definitely even know its still trendy. The concept is very unique and complimentary.

  (484) posted on 08.25.2011

In terms of performance, I don’t know if the 7-speed paddle shift can control the fuel consumption and the emission of the car. Furthermore, the wheel is small and the seats are lifted, if that is the case, I doubt the comfort the car can give.

  (570) posted on 01.24.2010

this would be the cheapest roadster money can buy. they should put a 4-cylinder engine though, a 3-cylinder motor will shake the car to pieces at high RPM.

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