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A road-going track day special, the Roadster is billed as a competitor to track-focused cars like the KTM X-Bow and BAC Mono. According to World Car Fans, the Roadster weighs under 1,653 lbs, and uses a 400-horsepower, transversely-mounted V-8.
That's certainly an advancement on the usual four-cylinder powerplant of track specials, but the Dubai Roadster has visual bark to match its bite. It's low, wide and features a large rear spoiler, while driver and passenger get hefty-looking rollover hoops. There's more than a hint of Le Mans Prototype to the flanks, and at the front the car scrapes the road with a deep front bumper, LED-laden headlights and a ventilated hood. It could make its debut at 2015's Dubai Auto Show.
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It's not the only recent entrant into the Arab sports car scene, of course--W Motors recently showed off its Lykan Hypersport at Top Marques Monaco, a haven for jaw-dropping supercars. Its 3.7-liter flat-six develops even more horsepower, at 750 ponies, while unlike its Dubai Roadster compatriot, W Motors's vehicle is already available for sale. The Arabian nations may not have a sports-car-building tradition, but all traditions have to start somewhere...