CHICAGO (AP) — German automaker Funke & Will AG will sell its two-door Yes! Roadster in North America for the first time starting this summer, the company announced at the Chicago Auto Show.
Yes! sports cars, which are handcrafted in Germany, have been sold abroad since 2001. The distinctive Roadster has gullwing doors, a rounded hood and wedge-shaped sides. It comes with a soft top and/or an optional removable hard top.
The standard Roadster 3.2, which starts at $77,995, has an Audi 3.2-liter, V-6 engine with 225 horsepower. For $97,995, there's a turbocharged version with 355 horsepower that can hit zero to 60 mph in 3.8 seconds.
An extra $7,995 upgrades the Roadster 3.2 Turbo with a 415-horsepower engine that hits top speeds of 200 mph, bringing it into the supercar family.
Funke & Will spokesman Ingolf Hainich said the company expects to sell 50 Yes! roadsters in North America this year. It takes at least two months for the car to be built and delivered once it's ordered, he said this week.
For $998, including hotel but not airfare, buyers can visit the company in Germany, take a test drive and have their roadster's seat, pedal and steering wheel custom fitted.
The Chicago Auto Show opens to the public Friday after two days of media previews.