Monaco 2012: Roding Roadster 23

LambofanX recorded some really interesting shots of the Roding Roadster ‘23’ for us at Tom Marques 2012 in Monaco. The car made its debut little over a month ago at the Geneva Motor Show, but now we got to see the practical side of the car that was driven all round the famous city. It’s even got room to fit a pair of skis under the front bonnet… somehow.
The reason why the Roding doesn’t have a nervous breakdown under the Monaco sun is because it’s powered by a very practical and well engineered engine, the 3.0-liter straight six turbo from a BMW 3-Series.

The 320 hp this puts our is sent to the rear wheels via a six-speed manual gearbox. Thanks to its carbon fiber body, the Roadster has a power-to-weight ratio of 3kg/hp. So 0 to 62 mph (100 km/h) takes only 3.9 seconds. The car was honed over a number of years on the Nurburgring.
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Mihnea's favorite cars have already been built, the so-called modern classics from the '80s and '90s. He also loves local car culture from all over the world, so don't be surprised to see him getting excited about weird Japanese imports, low-rider VWs out of Germany, replicas from Russia or LS swaps down in Florida.
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