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Roding roadster

6 December 2002
Lone Pine, CA USA
Roding roadster:

950 kg empty weight (2094 pounds)
Mid engine, rear wheel drive
BMW 3-liter inline six, transverse mounted, turbocharged, 320 PS @ 5800-6000RPM
6-speed manual
0-100km/h in 3.9 seconds
limited edition of 23
price: 155,000 Euro (air conditioning extra)

info at http://roding-automobile.de
the pic below is from a slideshow at http://www.spiegel.de/fotostrecke/fotostrecke-81692.html

Limited to 23? I wonder what their business plan is?
Man it's lacking some serious aesthetic appeal. Blockiest, chunkiest car I've seen in awhile.
Good question.

1. Design sports car.
2. Sell 23 units.
3. ???
4. Profit!

23 units at 155k Euros is ~4.6m USD.. even at 46m USD I'd expect profits to be far from outlandish.
The Spiegel article (German language) says the Roding people have gotten the attention of various large German automakers and are being engaged as development partners.

I do not know just what their business model is but they seem more passionate about design than they are about scaling up a new car company.
$200K for car that is uglier than a Boxster or a S2000 with Boxster S HP?:confused:
I wouldn't buy one of these things but I find some of the tradeoffs
they made interesting, like making the car wide enough to mount
an inline six sideways.

If the NSX had an inline six, I could enjoy adjusting the valves.