Chicago Auto Show: Is The YES! 3.2 Roadster For Real? Yes!

We had a chance to check out the YES! 3.2 Roadster and YES! Roadster 3.2 Turbo and we were, as opposed to other moments in the day, actually pleased with what we saw. We'll start with the good news. The base YES! Roadster 3.2 weighs 890 kg, sports a 255 hp VW V6 and scoots to 60 mph in just 4.8 seconds. The better news is that the YES! Roadster 3.2 Turbo weighs only 930 kg, gets 355 horsepower out of the same engine and reaches 60 mph in just 3.8 seconds. The best news is that the super high performance version gets 415 hp, gets to 60 mph in 3.4 seconds and has a top speed near 200 mph. The bad news is that the base price for the 3.2 roadster is $77,995, putting it a little out of our range. The 3.2 Turbo comes in at a $20,000 premium over the normally aspirated version. All that scratch gets you a unique piece of German engineering, even more unique in the US, where the company only expects to sell 50 of them this year (starting this June) through an undisclosed dealer network. More pictures and press release below.

YES! 3.2 Roadster

The second generation of YES! is larger and more individual than its predecessor and
increases in comfort and safety leaving nothing to be desired. With the introduction of the YES! Roadster 3.2 in 2006, the Funke & Will AG in Grossenhain near Dresden/ Germany mark the start of the second generation of this unique sports car. The uncompromising vehicle was presented to the public for the first time at the international automobile show AMI in Leipzig in April of 2006. 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 this year. For this purpose the company hasfounded YES! North America Inc in 2006. Car enthusiasts from all over the world, from New Zealand to the United States have expressed great interest in the individual two-seater with the unmistakable YES! design, as reflected by increasing sales. The design of the new YES! again shows the contours of the Stuttgart designer Oliver Schweizer. The striking features of the YES! sports car are retained in the wedge-shaped lateral contour and the racy front and rear fenders.

The new generation, however, can be equipped with an optional hard top. The YES! can thus be transformed into a luxury coupe on cold days. The level of comfort was significantly raised in comparison with its predecessor. However extras such as heated seats and navigation system are available as option, because the weight of the sports car should be kept at a minimum. The interior of the new YES! was refined using high-quality materials and now, with the multi-media sound system, offers extraordinary sound enjoyment. In addition to the increased comfort, the new
YES! has a longer wheel base and larger motor.

The current model is equipped with a V6 Volkswagen 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 to 60 m/h in just 3.8 seconds. A specially developed rear spoiler ensures the necessary contact pressure to keep the 355 hp safely on the road. The two thoroughbred sports cars with the attractive performance levels have been available since 2006 in other countries in all regions of the world such as New Zealand, Japan, Switzerland, United Kingdom,
France and Spain, in addition to the local distribution partners in Germany.

The domestic and international distribution network of Funke & Will AG has been continually built up and other competent partners will be added in the future. For this reason among others, the global vehicle manufacturer and DIN ISO certified engineering services provider Funke & Will AG is able to meet the high standards of YES! customers. Funke & Will AG will of course be attending several events, galas, races, and shows. And the YES! Roadster has been awarded again with the Chicago Athenaeum Good Design Award 2007, one of the most prestigious design awards. Current information and exact dates as well.

[Source: YES!]