Savage Rivale returns with electric version of Roadyacht GTS

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It’s been a while since we last heard from Dutch supercar startup Savage Rivale.

The company made headlines in 2011 when it unveiled a four-door, four-seat convertible supercar called the Roadyacht GTS.

It rode on Savage’s own chassis and featured a powertrain borrowed from the  Corvette but never reached production. Savage lists factors such as high development costs, lack of a bespoke powertrain and lack of brand heritage as key reasons why the project never took off.

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Tommykaira ZZ EV

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Savage has since changed its focus to work on pure design, not only for the automotive segment but also luxury villas and yachts. The Roadyacht GTS isn’t dead, though, as Japanese electric car startup Green Lord Motors (GLM) plans to launch an electric version of the car. GLM already has an electric sports car on sale in the form of the Tommykaira ZZ EV (above).

The electric version will be called the Roadyacht GTS EV and sold under the GLM brand. Crucially, it may end up being just the first in a range of new high-end electric cars developed by the two firms.

A further announcement on the project will be made during the upcoming 2016 Paris auto show. The French event opens its doors to the media on September 29. For more of our coverage, head to our dedicated hub.

 
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