What the world needs now is love, sweet love. That's what The Carpenters would tell you, anyway – but we beg to differ. What the world needs now, in our opinion, is four-door convertibles. Because while many have experimented with the idea in recent years, and built them many decades ago, there just aren't any on the market these days.

That's where Savage Rivale comes in. Rather than take the parade-car approach, this Dutch project is more like a four-door supercar roadster. On acid. The initial Roadyacht GTS version packs the 7.0-liter V8 from the Corvette Z06 tuned to the tune of 600 horsepower and a four-seat cabin that's more similar in approach to that of a speedboats, but is accessed by some of the most imaginative doors we've ever seen and covered by a giant retractable hard-top.

It sounds strange, we know, but it makes a lot more sense once you see the video after the jump. What makes less sense is the plans to make a GTR version limited to track use that reportedly aims to take the Nürburgring lap record for four-doors, but after first reporting on the upstart nearly three years ago, we'll wait a little while longer to see how this plays out.



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      Z
      • 3 Years Ago
      Looks great, but not as much with the roof down
        kevsflanagan
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Z
        I agree with the roof down it just seems a bit to big. Roof up it seems proper in size. But hey whateva when you have enough money to produce your own car who cares what others think right? lol
      Dave
      • 3 Years Ago
      A Billy Ocean reference? Seriously?
      Autoblogist
      • 3 Years Ago
      I like it. Impractical, but what super car isn't? It's hard to believe this thing is front engined with that short hood, I wonder what the weight distribution on this car is? I'd also do away with those wheels, I've seen them on too many riced up cars. Something in this price range should have bespoke wheels, no question.
      • 3 Years Ago
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        amac
        • 3 Years Ago
        You took the words right out of my mouth. The Carpenters never did that song to my knowledge. However, one of their most famous songs, "Close To You", was written by Burt Bacharach. Check your facts, Autoblog!
      Dani
      • 3 Years Ago
      Looks like a nice car to sit in, especially with that type of company... but what a strange strange looking car, the euro-centric video is great thought, makes you wana get away.
      Dennis Baskov
      • 3 Years Ago
      It's amazing how much the looks of the car improve when you put a hard top on it.
      Sims
      • 3 Years Ago
      I remember not liking this car, and saying it would never be built. Man... they did a nice job with this car. For those wondering how they stuffed a big V8 in front, just imagine a Ford Econoline van.
      Blakkar
      • 3 Years Ago
      Now I get that scene and here I was thinking only "***** wagon" S A VAG 3 = Is A Vag(ina) x3... That still doesn't excuse that this is, in fact, a sweet car. Almost any automaker that wanted to could make one, through their "for the masses" styling would result in a not very cool looking car.
      feenyx
      • 3 Years Ago
      It reminds me quite a bit of the GT90 Concept that Ford unveiled in way back in 1995. Pictures of that car here, if you want to compare: http://www.google.no/search?hl=en&safe=off&q=ford+gt90&gs_sm=&gs_upl=&bav=on.2,or.r_gc.r_pw.r_cp.,cf.osb&biw=1481&bih=760&ion=1&um=1&ie=UTF-8&tbm=isch&source=og&sa=N&tab=wi&ei=E8j3TtKFHsHm4QSL482NCA
      cygnusx8
      • 3 Years Ago
      In Monaco with 3 beautiful women and 600 hp? Yeah, I really give a @$% what the car looks like...
      Ed
      • 3 Years Ago
      That car is rather hideous.
      • 3 Years Ago
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