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400HP Dubai Roadster Has Rich Buyers Lining Up

Emirati-built sports car will sell for over $100,000.

RashidAl Shaali, the Emirati designer responsible for the all-newDubai Roadster, a locally built rocket that should become the Emirates' pride and joy, says he's had many "inquiries from people saying they wantedto buy the car now." With an expected price tag of over $100,000 (400,000Dh) and a presumed debut at the 2015 Dubai Motor Show, Al Shaali has beenforced to tell potential buyers to "hold on" until the car'sdevelopment is completed.

When that happens and for that price, the unique roadster is expected tocome without any real doors, roof or a front windshield. What it will offer isa large V8 engine producing over 400 horsepower, combined with an ultra-lowcurb weight and superb acceleration.

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