Savage Rivale Releases First Animation Of Telescopic Roof System: Video

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Savage Rivale RTMP telescopic roof system

Savage Rivale RTMP telescopic roof system

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So you thought folding clamshell hardtop roofs were the new hotness? Savage Rivale has another idea: the retractable telescopic multi-panel roof system, or RTMP. We like.

It's pretty simple--so simple, in fact, we can't believe it hasn't been done before. Of course, so far, it's just a computer animation, though Savage Rivale says they'll unveil the real prototype today. The RTMP was developed in cooperation with Inalfa Roof Systems.

After the unveiling, it will undergo another year of testing and fitting before going on a production Savage Rivale--though the company hasn't yet specified which model.

Given the limited production and availability of Savage Rivale's cars, however, we're really hoping some other carmaker finds this system practical and affordable and either licenses or copies it outright. We're not as concerned with the intellectual property as we are with seeing it on the road, in action.

Savage Rivale retractable telescopic multi panel roof system (RTMP) from Savage Rivale on Vimeo.

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Comments (3)
  1. Maybe, you recall the BMW SpiCup ( and its multisegment retractable hard top.
    Given, the Savege is much more sleek, but the Spicup is a 1969 car.


  2. Victor, very nice find. I had forgotten about that one--not quite the same, as you note, but still very cool. Glad to see the modern interpretation too, though.

  3. heres an idea thhat i have been thinking about for a long time. It uses a similar clamshell hardtop design but instead of the roof going into the boot to take up all that space, i would use it to create a spoiler at the back of the car, so the actual deisign of the car looks completelyy different between coupe and convertible !

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