Due to positive feedback from the U.S., the YES! Roadster 3.2 will make its North American debut at the 2008 Chicago Auto Show next week with sales to begin at the end of February. We can thank Funke & Will AG, who is responsible for setting up distribution for the North American Market.
The base YES! Roadster 3.2 is powered by a 3.2L V6 engine that produces 255hp, giving the car the ability to do 0-60 in 4.8 seconds. If that isn’t fast enough for you, you can opt for the 3.2 Turbo version which produces 355hp and has the ability to do 0-60 in 3.8 seconds. And if that’s not good enough, owners can opt for an option that increases horsepower to 415 giving the Yes! Roadster 3.2 a top speed of more than 200mph.
Pricing for the compact roadster will be announced closer to launch date.
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Coming to America! YES! 3.2 Roadster
GROSSENHAIN, Germany, January 28/PRNewswire/ — The YES! Roadster 3.2 will be on display during the 100th Chicago Autoshow from February 6th to February 17th 2008. We are looking forward to welcoming on the exhibition stand SH34 in the South Hall.
The overwhelmingly positive response from media, customers, experts and business partners reflects the great interest of the public in the puristic lightweight and proves once again the successful implementation of this concept, true to the motto: PURE DRIVING PLEASURE.
Due to the equally positive feedback from America, Funke & Will AG has extended distribution of the YES! Roadster 3.2 to North America and Canada this year. For this purpose the company has founded YES! North America Inc.
The current model is equipped with a 3.2ltr V6 motor. With its 255 hp, the 890 kg two-seater can accelerate to 60 m/h in just 4.8 seconds and gives you the driving pleasure typical of the YES!. If that’s not enough for you, set your sights on the YES! Roadster 3.2 Turbo. With this turbo version, Funke & Will advance into the realm of super sports cars. Thanks to an exhaust gas turbocharger, the same original aggregate yields 355 hp, catapulting the driver of the merely 930 kg roadster from 0-60 mph in just 3.8 seconds with a top speed of 175mph. A specially developed rear spoiler ensures the necessary downforce to keep the 355 hp safely on the road. If more power is required there is an option for a 415bhp upgrade pushing the YES! Roadster 3.2 turbo almost to the majic 200mph barrier.
In either guise the YES! Roadster 3.2 and Turbo offers supreme handling with almost supercar performance in the 3.2 Turbo. With comfort levels that make the car and everyday option and a generous choice of optional extras from heated seats to high quality satnav.
A select group of dealers are to be anounced at the end of February which will service North America from the east to the west coast with additional dealers appointed in Canada.
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