Savage Rivale GTS racer

You wouldn't expect something called the Roadyacht to weigh as little as 1,030 kilos (2,270 pounds), but that's the curb weight that niche Dutch automaker Savage Rivale is claiming for its new GTR racing model. Couple that with between 700 and 800 horsepower, and what started out as a boulevard cruiser is shaping up as a serious performance machine.

That boulevard cruiser, as you may recall, is the Savage Rivale Roadyacht GTS, a four-door exotic hardtop convertible, which in roadgoing spec is already pegged to pack 600 horsepower from its Chevrolet Corvette Z06-sourced 7.0-liter V8.

The GTR packs an extra one or two hundred horses (this time from a turbocharged 6.2-liter V8), and while its creators were initially hoping to claim the Nürburgring lap record for four-doors, that the racing model has just two doors – and makes no such claim – leaves us wondering where the plans changed.

The finished product is set to make the mid-April trip from The Hague to Monte Carlo for the Top Marques Monaco show, after which no more than 69 examples will be made available at €141,250 (before taxes, or roughly $185k) – which is significantly less than the €257,000 sticker price originally forecasted for the street version (around $335k). Follow the jump for the brief announcement and full specifications, and scope out the high-res images in the gallery for a closer look.
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2012 SAVAGE RIVALE GTR

Nederland, Den Haag, 14 February 2012

'Savage Rivale shows their first official footage of the Savage Rivale GTR'

This racing version of its big brother (the roadyacht GTS), is built on the same platform but is equipped with a more powerful V8 engine with power configurations of around 700-800 BHP. The GTR combines this with a lower weight and is therefore the ultimate Boy-Toy weighing only 1030 kg. The best bang for your buck, only 69 will be hand built, securing its exclusivity

The Savage Rivale GTR will be unveiled @ the Top Marques Supercar show in Monaco the 19th of April 2012. Visit us on stand B4 in Monte Carlo, Monaco!


Type: Savage Rivale GTR
Introduction: 2011
Production Range: 69
color: Any RAL color

Body type: Coupe
Structure: Chrome Moly chassis
Doors: 2 scissor doors
Lights: Xenon

Wheelbase: 2700mm
Length: 4530mm
Width: 1998mm
Height: 1116mm
Ground clearance: 40-80mm
Curb weight: 1030Kg

Type: Savage Rivale 90° V8, 6.2 L
Fuel: Petrol 1x100L
Drive train: Rear wheels
Transmission: Manual 6 speed
Exhaust: Straight pipes
Aspiration: Front mounted Turbocharger

Suspension: Type Double wishbone a-arm Fully adjustable coilover system
Brakes: Ceramic Brembo brake system

Max power: 700 – 800 BHP @ 6200 rpm
Max torque: 780 NM @ 4800 RPM
Top speed: 360+ km/h
Acceleration: 0-100km/h 2.8 sec.
Consumption: -

Interior finish: Carbon fibre
Seats: Recaro race seat with 6 point safety belt

Standard options

List Price: € 141.250,excl. VAT