Video: Savage Rivale Roadyacht GTS Reveals Telescopic Roof Panels


Dutch firm reveals innovative Venetian roof inspired roof system for the Roadyahct GTS supercar.

Dutch supercar manufacturer Savage Rivale has revealed the final concept of their innovative roof system for the Roadyacht GTS, the company's four-door convertible supercar. Co-developed with Inalfa Roof Systems, the roof, dubbed the Retractable Telescopic Multi Panel (RTMP), is made up of four glass panels with carbon-fiber reinforcement sills that slide down to the boot via an extendable telescopic center arm.

The roof latches are located in the C pillars and a single control module controls the entire system. Inspired by Venetian window blinds, the system ensures the Roadyacht GTS maintains its coupe appearance with the roof on, while offering luggage space when collapsed by packing neatly in the boot.

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So far it has taken almost a year to develop the RTMP roof and Savage Rivale says another year is required to finalize it before launching it on a Roadyacht GTS production model. The road-going Roadyacht GTS will use a high-performance 7.0-liter LS7 V8 engine from the Corvette Z06, producing 601hp and 553lb-ft of torque. A top speed of 205mph and 0-60mph sprint time of 3.4 seconds has been reported. Savage Rivale plans to start deliveries in early 2013.