No it’s not a concept, it’s 100% real and currently in production. I like to think I’m pretty on top of the motor industry but it’s getting harder as more and more wealthy men are piling money into boutique super car ‘brands’ like SSC, Ascari and now Savage Rivale.
Dutch car manufacturer Savage Rivale, whom I didn’t even know existed until a few days ago, are the manufacturers of the world’s first four-door convertible supercar. With a 670 HP V8 engine under the hood, the Rivale Roadyacht GTS is capable of sprinting from 0 to 60 mph in 3.4 seconds, while top speed goes up to an impressive 205 mph. The car’s chrome molybdeme chassis underpins a carbon fibre body, which features four butterfly-style doors – the front ones hinged at the base of the A-pillars and the suicide rear doors hinged near the boot lid.
Instead of a traditional retractable hardtop with a main roof panel, the Roadyacht GTS uses a system with multiple roof panels connected to a telescopic axis. It’s an interesting system that allows the roof to slide into a particularly small space behind the cabin. Savage calls it the retractable telescopic multi-panel (RTMP) roof system and they are designing it with the help of Inalfa Roof Systems, an auto roof specialist from the Netherlands.
I’m impressed, it looks incredible, both modern and agile offering phenomenal performance for 4 people. You have to hand it to Savage Rivale, this car is innovative and inspiring and represents solid progression in the automobile industry. To cap it all off the Savage Rivale Roadyacht GTS provides some exclusivity for the buyer as only 20 units will be made available in four colours.
The promotional video below is absolutely awesome with the car filmed in Monaco. Must see!