- Oct 21, 2010
Spy Shots: Roding Roadster hopes to be faster than the speed of ugly
Roding Roadster spy shots – Click above for high-res image gallery
Yikes. It doesn't matter if you've never heard of Roding, the company responsible for this lightweight 'Ring-runner, there's no getting around the fact it's quite unattractive. Our trusty spy photographers recently spotted a prototype for Roding's next track-ready creation, and while its performance specs make us raise an eyebrow of intrigue, its appearance makes us want to wash our eyes with heavy-duty soap.
You don't have to look at it while you drive, though, and what the roadster lacks in beauty it certainly makes up for in performance. Underneath the 2,100-pound carbon fiber shell lies a turbocharged six-cylinder engine good for around 300 horsepower and 295 pound-feet of torque running through a six-speed manual transmission. Not only will this little hellion be ultra quick off the line, it's said to be able to reach 1.4 gs in the corners.
The production version of this car will reportedly be unveiled sometime in early 2011, with a limited-production run of 23 cars going on sale in June. Scroll through our high-res gallery of spy shots below, if you dare.
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