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Now, from the "weird little French car" file, we give you the 2013 PGO Automobiles Cévennes speedster. Powered by a turbocharged 1.6-liter BMW four-cylinder engine mounted midship, the little roadster serves up a healthy 181 horsepower and 177 pound-feet of torque. The modest muscle gets to the rear wheels via a six-speed manual transmission. Consider our interest piqued.

PGO Automobiles says the new model tips the scales at a scant 2,200 pounds and features a theoretical top speed of 140 miles per hour. That's plenty fast enough to get you in trouble or get you dead. Fortunately, engineers also managed to bolster the car's rigidity by 15 percent and a new MacPhereson strut setup front and rear helps the car handle the twisties with a bit more composure than previous efforts from the automaker.

As you may recollect, PGO Automobiles got its start manufacturing kit cars modeled after the Porsche 356. Its clear the company's designers have held on to some of their favorite elements from that car. Rounded fenders front and rear as well as familiar-looking headlights all harken back to the little German droptop, but elements like the smallish windshield and variety of air inlets clearly identify the car as French. We dig it.


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      Frisky_Dingo
      • 2 Years Ago
      Dear gawd, I want one!!
      Chris
      • 2 Years Ago
      This reminds me of all of those British and Italian roadsters that I was always pining for as a little kid, so I have always had a bit of a soft spot for them. I wish cars like this would become popular here in the North American market again. I'd love to see something like this from say Fiat, or Alfa Romeo back here in the States, small, light, affordable fun with classy styling to match.
      rebman70
      • 2 Years Ago
      Not a bad looker, but I can't help but see a lot of Porsche 911 and some Alfa in there.
      wilkegm
      • 2 Years Ago
      Hopefully the rest of the mechanicals are MINI sourced as well, so you could potentially use their service network.
      Lachmund
      • 2 Years Ago
      ha....ha....ha
      Mbukukanyau
      • 2 Years Ago
      they might as well call it poshe
      ShutoSteve
      • 2 Years Ago
      Such a shameless knockoff of a 356 Cabriolet... It's a cool idea, but really, it's a kit car at best.
      nassau
      • 2 Years Ago
      "That's plenty fast enough to get you in trouble or get you dead." That is a really dumb statement from a supposed auto journal. Someone needs to proof read and eliminate this type of nonsense or fire the "Author."
      KAG
      • 2 Years Ago
      Seems like it would look better retro instead of trying to make it like a new car.
      Gilligoon
      • 2 Years Ago
      It looks like a very, very sad 356 with a furrowed brow. I can't imagine the looks are improved with the canvas up. Why not go total kit-car and make a dead-on knock-off?
      Drakkon
      • 2 Years Ago
      What's the opposite of 'creative?'
      Alexander Sambuco
      • 2 Years Ago
      I can see a bit of alfa in the front. Seems like a great alternative to the mx5
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