Dubai Roadster set to tackle the BAC Mono & KTM X-Bow

Dubai Roadster rendering
Dubai Roadster rendering

Could be introduced at the 2015 Dubai Motor Show

The first purported pictures of the Dubai Roadster have hit the web.

Reportedly the brainchild of an unnamed Emirati racer, the Dubai Roadster has an aggressive front bumper, a ventilated hood and LED-infused headlights. The knockout styling continues out back as there's a prominent rear wing and stylish rollover bars that are connected to form a mounting point for the third brake light.

We can't see much of the cabin but the model appears to have sport seats, gold trim and a flat-bottomed steering wheel with an integrated digital display.

Since the car is being billed as a BAC Mono and KTM X-Bow competitor, it slated to ride on a chromoly tubular chassis and weigh less than 750 kg (1653 lbs). Little else is known about the model but it will reportedly be powered by a transversely mounted V8 engine that develops 400 bhp (298 kW).

If everything pans out, the Dubai Roadster could be ready for the 2015 Dubai Motor Show.

Thanks to Mariam for the tip!

Published Apr 23rd, 2014 9:50pm By Michael Gauthier

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Franco_Rizzo Franco_Rizzo
To me it look like a magic lamp from Aladin http://lemondedegaiaetthemis.l.e.pic.centerblog.net/Aladin-5.png I hope you only need to clean the car if you crash and the Genie will come by and repair it..
Apr 25th, 2014 12:15am
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tonygg tonygg
Fair comment Kouki507. Its a good looking vehicle. Is it a picture only or an actual prototype, that is bound for production? Either or, I hope it gets produced and I hope it competes strongly against the BAC Mono and KTM X-bow. I seem to remember both of those vehicles started out as concept diagrams and line drawings followed by a show prototype; so what's wrong with an Emirati designer/manufacturer doing the same thing... Nothing... Go for it.
Apr 24th, 2014 5:50pm
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Kouki507 Kouki507
I don't understand why people get so negative when they hear about new car companies from the middle east or latin america. I know that these regions don't have too much history in the car industry. But It's not a reason to post stereotypical comments without any relation to the car its self. As an "Arab", I just hope that the car is really built by Arabs and not just carrying the Emirati flag.. Coming back to the design, I think the headlights look slightly similar to those of the SLR Stirling Moss, which is not necessarily a bad thing in my opinion..
Apr 24th, 2014 11:14am
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Joao Oliveira Joao Oliveira
maybe in gran turismo game...
Apr 24th, 2014 5:48am
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odysseus odysseus
750kg and V8? Just another fairy tale…
Apr 24th, 2014 12:23am
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MrBloodmuffins MrBloodmuffins
That depends on the v8. If they use a heavier BMW or Ford v8 which are about 240kg or a lighter GM LS or LT engine, the new LT1 is 210kg for reference. Lets say we go with the LT1, you have 540kg to work with for the rest of the car, set aside 80kg for the gearbox and you have 460kg left. If they use a hell of a lot of Carbon fiber in the construction of the chassis and body than I would say this is doable as from the pics there is not much body to deal with.
Apr 24th, 2014 1:27am
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EdBacau EdBacau
They could use a 90kg V8, like the one in the Ariel Atom V8. Or the Caparo T1, it also has a V8 and the whole car has a dry weight of 470Kg.
Apr 24th, 2014 1:00pm
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Franco_Rizzo Franco_Rizzo
SAD... that's not a flying carpet...
Apr 23rd, 2014 11:52pm
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Alfa_Tifoso Alfa_Tifoso
Hmmm, Arabs getting to car industry.
Apr 23rd, 2014 10:18pm
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